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April 2019: Events, News and Networking

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The intersection at Research Park Blvd and Odana will be closed for the next couple weeks. Please enter the West side of the park from Mineral Point Road and S. Rosa Road or Whitney Way and Research Park Blvd.

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Available Property in URP

Professional and contemporary office and lab space is available here in URP! 

Contact the URP office for more information or email info@urp.wisc.edu

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Greater Madison Chamber unveils $500,000 virtual reality campaign to attract employees

April 18, 2019
A new tech toy — with a $500,000 price tag — is the latest marketing tool to convince people to make their next career move to Madison.
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WARF chief venture officer calling for state investment in shared lab spaces for emerging biotech companies 

March 19, 2019
Mike Partsch, chief venture officer for WARF, is calling for greater state investment in shared lab spaces to help emerging biotech startups.
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From gunshot detection to medical breakthroughs, Biz Plan Contest finalists show state's tech range

April 8,2019
Twenty-five entries representing sectors as broad as social media, health technologies and innovations in products or services are competing in the finalist round of the 16th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.
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University Hospital ranked 14th by Newsweek in its latest list of the best hospitals in the world

April 1, 2019
Of all the industries on the threshold of transformation, none is more politically contentious, tightly regulated, scientifically significant or economically important than health care. Hospitals around the globe will drive—and be shaped by—much of this disruption.
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New cancer study highlights method of screening therapies

March 29, 2019
A recent study from the UW Carbone Cancer Center highlights a new method for screening cancer drugs with no risk to the patient.
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UW–Madison mathematicians named Simons Fellows

March 21, 2019
Three professors at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are among the 2019 class of Simons Fellows in Mathematics. Gheorghe Craciun, Autumn Kent and Andreas Seeger are among the 48 distinguished scientists named to fellowships.
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UTech sector gained over 4,500 jobs last year, study shows

March 28, 2019
Wisconsin’s tech sector gained more than 4,500 jobs last year, according to the latest industry analysis from CompTIA.

About 215,000 technology workers in the state make up about 7.1 percent of the Wisconsin workforce, the report shows. And the tech sector’s economic impact of $21.5 billion accounts for about 7.2 percent of the state’s economy.
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Startup Weekend Madison 2019

April 26 - April 28
University Research Park, 510 Charmany Drive
 

It's ALMOST here! Startup Weekend Madison is a 54-hour event held every spring that brings together Madison designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and experts from all domains to do amazing things! Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. Startup Weekends can be found in hundreds of cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Madison, people around the globe are coming together…

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Successful Earth Day Clean Up! 

Many thanks to everyone who lent a hand (particularly CAPTEL, CEOEL, and ROCHE) to make the annual URP Earth Day Clean Up event a success! 

Your hard work goes a long way in keeping our Park beautiful!




BioForward Annual Member Meeting

April 25 @ 11 am - 1:30 pm
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703


It has been a defining year of growth, achievement, and exciting product and collaboration developments for BioForward and our members. The Wisconsin biohealth industry continues to flourish including new partnerships, funding opportunities, and research breakthroughs. Enjoy an afternoon of recognition and celebration as we host our largest member-only event, the BioFoward Annual Member Meeting.

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wibiohealth Networking Breakfast

April 25 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
The Winnebago, 2262 Winnebago Street
Madison, WI 53704

Join wibiohealth for a "buy-your-own" breakfast and networking challenge ... meet three new people.

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State of the Madison Region Economy

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Edgewater, 1001 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703


Please join us as MadREP delivers our State of the Region Economy address, featuring new rankings, never-before-seen economic data, and a strategic vision to continue growing our eight-county region through the next five years.

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Save the Date: URP Night at the Ballpark

July 14 @ 3:05 pm
The Duck Pond, 2920 North Sherman Avenue

Madison, WI 53704

Peanuts and Cracker Jack ... and ... URP!

Take advantage of a special ticket package and join us for URP Night at the Duck Pond! Ticket packages are available NOW!

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Madison Region Economic Development and Diversity Summit

May 17 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53703


Through our unparalleled partnership, Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity.

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SAVE THE DATE!
URP HOTDOGGER


July 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Help us celebrate during our appreciation picnic, which always cuts the mustard!

The celebration will take place (RAIN or SHINE!) in the MGE Innovation Center parking lot from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm, so please join us!
 


Apply to Join D2P's Summer Startup Trainings
 

MAY 15 DEADLINE

UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P)
is accepting applications for two summer programs that help campus innovators bring their ideas for groundbreaking products and services to the marketplace, Innovation to Market (I2M) and Igniter. Both programs are free and open to UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students. Applications are due on Wednesday, May 15.
 

Innovation to Market (I2M)
This 5-week course is ideal for individuals or teams that are just getting started, equipping you with tools to avoid one of the main reasons startups fail: building something nobody wants. Starts Wednesday, June 5.

APPLY HERE:
https://d2p.wisc.edu/programs/innovation-to-market/

 

Igniter
This intensive 8-week course is for more advanced teams that have matched their innovation to a viable market and are ready to move toward launching a startup. Starts Tuesday, June 25.

APPLY HERE:
https://d2p.wisc.edu/programs/igniter/

 
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