June 2022: Events, News and Networking

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Professional and contemporary office and lab space is available at URP!

Contact the URP office for more information. 


Career Opprtunity: Facilities and Laboratory Project Manager

URP is currently searching for a talented professional to join its team in a newly created position as Facilities and Laboratory Project Manager

The Facilities and Laboratory Project Manager will work closely with both tenants and other URP staff to deliver facilities and spaces capable of meeting the programmatic needs of University Research Park’s technology, research, and science-oriented tenants.

Applications close July 22, 2022


URP Day at the Duck Pond!

July 17th
Duck Pond at Warner Park
Gates: 12:05 PM
First Pitch: 1:05 PM

Deadline to purchase tickets is Sunday, July 10th


Pressure Chamber 2022 Applications Due July 11

July 11
Application Deadline

Applicants for Pressure Chamber go through a screening process that may include presentations with prominent Wisconsin investors. From there, a select number of companies will be chosen to pitch to a panel of out-of-state investors, business executives and a live audience during Forward Fest. 

URP / American Red Cross Blood Drive, July 13

July 13
8:30am - 1:30pm
MGE Innovation Center

Join "Camp Do Good". Donate blood, help save lives. University Research Park / American Red Cross Blood Drive, July 13.

Water tech innovation: A rising tide in the markets?

July 14
11:30am - 1:30pm
Innovation Accelerator
Wauwatosa, WI

Plentiful, cheap supplies of fresh water held back market-driven innovation for decades because businesses, cities and investors saw no need to change … or how to make it pay if they did. Until now. Learn how drought, floods, contamination incidents and more are helping to drive innovation in market-driven water technology at the Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon in Wauwatosa.

Play the Lake
2022 Golf Outing

August 1
Lake Arrowhead
Pines Golf Course
Nekoosa, WI

Join us Monday, Aug. 1, at the Lake Arrowhead Pines Golf Course for a “scramble” golf tournament to help celebrate summer in Wisconsin.

The tournament will feature an 11 a.m. shotgun start, lunch, carts, prizes and an end-of-day reception and buffet dinner in the recently remodeled Lake Arrowhead Clubhouse, which overlooks the 18-hole course.

FluGen Announces First Subject Dosed in Phase 1b Clinical Trial of its Intranasal M2SR Flu Vaccine, Co-Administered with High Dose Vaccine, in Older Adults

June 22

FluGen, Inc., a clinical-stage vaccine company transforming vaccine efficacy in infectious respiratory diseases, today announced the dosing of its first subject in an unprecedented study of older adults ages 65-85 years. The study will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunological response to FluGen’s investigational supra-seasonal, live, single-replication, intranasal M2SR influenza (flu) vaccine, and high dose inactivated vaccine (IIV).

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UW scientist wins Blue Planet Prize

June 21

Steve Carpenter, one of the world’s foremost lake ecologists and professor emerit at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison, has been awarded the Blue Planet Prize.

The Blue Planet Prize has been awarded annually by the Asahi Glass Foundation since 1992 to two individuals or organizations in recognition of outstanding achievements in and application of scientific research that have helped provide solutions to global environmental problems.

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Erin Silva named endowed chair in organic agriculture and outreach

June 20

Erin Silva, associate professor and extension specialist in the UW–Madison Department of Plant Pathology, has been selected as the first recipient of the Clif Bar Endowed Chair in Organic Agriculture and Outreach. 

Silva’s selection as chair recognizes her leading-edge work in organic agriculture. Her research and outreach efforts focus on improving organic and sustainable cropping systems, with a special emphasis on organic no-till production and cover crops.

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State matching grants fund 6 innovative Dane County small businesses

The recipients include URP tenants ChloBis Water & GoDx

June 9

In the latest round of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Advance program funding, 11 small businesses in Wisconsin will receive up to $900,000 to commercialize their innovations, according to a statement from SBIR Advance. The state matching grant program assists companies in the process of completing a project in the federal SBIR or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Latest round of Research Forward supports cross-campus collaborations and diversity

June 7

Sixteen projects have been selected for funding in the second round of Research Forward, a program to stimulate innovative and groundbreaking research at UW–Madison that is collaborative, multidisciplinary and potentially transformative.

The winning projects were chosen from 96 proposals submitted by applicants across campus. They range from establishing a Microbial Natural Products Discovery Hub, to probing the origins of the universe, to examining the negative effects of poverty on adolescent academic success, to developing a new type of anti-tumor vaccine that can be used to treat cancer.

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Aldevron and Inscripta ink manufacturing deal for CRISPR Type-V nuclease

June 3

A plan to broaden access to CRISPR has attracted a chunk of funding and is now seeing its wings spread.

Fargo-based DNA and mRNA producer, and URP tenant Aldevron has signed an agreement with life sciences company Inscripta to manufacture and commercialize the Eureca-V Nuclease, a wild-type MAD7 CRISPR Type-V nuclease.

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Company with tech to rapidly clean water in sewer backups wins 2022 Biz Plan Contest

June 2

A Milwaukee-based firm with a system to help stop untreated sewage from being dumped into waterways during floods is the grand prize winner of the 19th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Rapid Radicals Technology, which can treat water at a municipal scale where there is a spill point confluence of storm and sanitary sewers, was also the winner of the contest’s Advanced Manufacturing category.

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