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Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

EatStreet snaps up campus award for entrepreneurship

EatStreet now serves more than 15,000 restaurants in more than 275 cities. It has 175 employees at its headquarters, just off the Capitol Square in Madison, and more than 1,200 drivers.

Discovery to Product creates new program to grow entrepreneurship at UW–Madison

Innovation to Market builds on the success of D2P’s Igniter program, which helped start 19 companies over the past three years.

Foxconn competition seeks ideas for ‘smart cities’

Individuals and teams with the best ideas will receive technical support as well as financial or in-kind contributions to help develop their proposals for possible implementation.

Amazing summer internships: 7 students tell what they did, what they learned, and what they’ll never forget

Each summer, hundreds of UW–Madison students spread out across the globe for internships. We caught up with seven students to learn a little more about their experiences.

Brand New Badger: Triplets attending UW–Madison together

Annika, Claudia and Jenna Strand are triplets who are attending UW–Madison together this fall. Kayla Huynh For Annika, Claudia and Jenna…

UW E-Business Consortium surfs 20 years of change

The UW E-Business Consortium gathers industry executives and experts and uses a collaborative learning format dedicated to thriving, not just surviving, on the new frontier.

UW spinoffs win awards, including top honor, at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

The grand prize went to NovoMoto, which packages and sells solar lighting systems under an innovative rent-to-own program in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New outposts from Lands’ End, Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

Several large corporations recently have opened outposts near UW–Madison to get top-notch advice in areas such as engineering and data analysis, and to recruit future employees.

Summit explores roadmap to strengthen language education in Wisconsin

Business leaders back the Wisconsin Language Roadmap Initiative, which aims to enhance the economic competitiveness of Wisconsin by strengthening language education for students across the state.

UW-Madison hosts businesses from around Wisconsin and beyond

The Office of Corporate Relations welcomed representatives of 88 companies to the UW–Madison Business Engagement Day on Campus.

‘Virtual dairy farm brain’ aims to help farmers make smarter decisions

A UW team has set out to create an app to integrate all of a farm’s data streams in real time and use artificial intelligence to allow farmers to more easily analyze the information.

Sparkling wine from Kewaunee best in show at first Wisconsin wine taste-off

Nineteen Wisconsin wineries presented 93 wines at the first annual “Wine is Wisconsin” competition on the UW–Madison campus on Monday.

Business school insurance program earns global honors

“The GCIE designation is an affirmation of the exceptional work being done here at WSB,” says Joan Schmit, professor and American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair of Risk Management and Insurance at the Wisconsin School of Business.

Fox Racing’s founder got his start motorbiking at UW

UW grads Geoff and Josie Fox combined backgrounds in physics and art history, an appreciation for adventure, and a willingness to change course to gain incredible traction in the action sports industry.

To pick a great gift, it’s better to give AND receive

A new study shows that gift recipients are happier with a present when the giver got themselves the same thing — a phenomenon researchers call "companionizing."

Over-the-counter drugs: Do we take as directed?

A marketing professor is studying how to discourage people with raging headaches from violating drug label directions. His findings could lead to changes in labeling and improved consumer education.