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Wisconsin designated as Regional Tech Hub for biohealth – with UW–Madison helping lead the way

October 23, 2023

The Tech Hub designation opens the doors for millions in federal funding, as well as the opportunity to bring significant new private investment to the state’s biohealth industry. It is expected to generate a substantial number of new jobs, further boosting the state’s biohealth sector and enhancing employment opportunities for local communities.

Wisconsin Idea Endowment awards granted

September 19, 2023

Seven projects and 10 seed grants from the Reilly-Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment show how UW–Madison faculty, staff and students can collaborate with community members to enrich the lives of the people of Wisconsin, the nation and the world.

UW–Madison joins state consortium to bolster Wisconsin’s lead in biohealth

August 28, 2023

The consortium will build on Wisconsin’s role as a center for growth in personalized medicine and biohealth technology to enhance the health and economic well-being of Wisconsinites and the global community.

Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic gives rural business owners free legal help

August 21, 2023

The Rural Entrepreneurship Program, part of the Law School's Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic, trains soon-to-be attorneys while helping business owners in smaller communities.

Students get their feet wet gathering watershed data

August 17, 2023

Several local groups are partnering with UniverCity Year to work toward a healthier Koshkonong Creek to improve water quality and support a variety of wildlife and human activities for generations to come.

New recycling process could find markets for ‘junk’ plastic waste

August 10, 2023

A new plastics recycling method reduces emissions by 60 percent and opens the door to the reuse of materials like plastic film, multilayer materials and colored plastics.

UniverCity Year builds partnerships, ‘mutual trust’ across Wisconsin

June 20, 2023

UniverCity Year has partnered with 29 local governments and communities across Wisconsin. Its most recent cohort welcomed nine communities – a record for the program.

At UW–Madison, startups thrive — and win

June 13, 2023

Five of the final 13 companies participating in the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest got their start at UW–Madison. Two won top prizes.

Faculty, staff get to know Wisconsin, from rivers to forests to cities

June 12, 2023

On the Wisconsin Idea Seminar tour, they became students of Wisconsin life and learned from folks who are deeply committed to the place where they live and who are fundamentally motivated by relationship-building, reciprocity and responsibility to people, land, and water.

Federal grants to 2 Wisconsin startups highlight UW’s leading role in fusion energy

June 6, 2023

The two companies' Wisconsin roots and national recognition are the result of decades of fusion investment and innovation at UW–Madison.

Programs make UW–Madison affordable, accessible

May 30, 2023

Sixty-three percent of undergraduates are completing their bachelor’s degrees without student debt, a percentage that keeps improving and is up from 50 percent just seven years ago.

Bucky’s Classroom reaches record number of Wisconsin students

May 23, 2023

The goal of the program is to help middle school students build a better understanding of college, both academically and socially.

Meet the engineers making a difference in Wisconsin communities

May 16, 2023

From Rhinelander to Trempealeau County and Cottage Grove, here are just a few examples of UW–Madison College of Engineering students and faculty stepping up to provide Wisconsin communities and businesses with expert information and tangible benefits.

Runge sees bioenergy hub as model for doing ‘big research’

May 9, 2023

A first-generation college student with roots in farming and forest products, Troy Runge is looking for ways university researchers can partner with industry to help solve the hardest problems and make the world a better place.

UW–Madison spends a day at the Wisconsin Capitol

April 26, 2023

The annual event featured discussions with state legislators, graduate student research projects and faculty flash talks along with remarks from Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin and a closing event with Director of Athletics Chris McIntosh.