PatentlyBIOtech Series: Wisconsin Thrives

Thrive, the economic development enterprise for the eight-county Madison Region in Wisconsin, is guest blogging for PatentlyBIOtech up until the 2010 BIO International Convention, where the Wisconsin Technology Counsel, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, and the Wisconsin Department of Commerce will showcase their work on the Exhibition Floor (link to floor plan search).

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AUTM Bayh-Dole 30th Anniversary Event – Senator Bayh’s Speech

Statement of Senator Birch Bayh On the 30th Anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act I’m delighted to be here today to say “Happy Birthday” to the Bayh-Dole Act on its 30th anniversary. It’s great to look around the room and see so many friends who worked so hard to make this day possible along with those […]

Great Lakes Bioenergy Center

As the U.S. increasingly turns its attention—and resources—to bioenergy and biofuels, the Madison Wisconsin Region is emerging as a national leader, both in research and commercialization, evidenced in part by the siting of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, one of only three Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Research Centers in the U.S.

Collaboration: The Key to Success

PatentlyBIOtech received its highest readership ever during the last two months, thanks to the excellent series of PatentlyBIOtech essays written by the staff at Thrive, the economic development enterprise for the 8-county Madison, Wisconsin Region.

Where Breakthroughs Will Soon Call Home: Wisconsin’s BioAg Gateway

The Wisconsin BioAg Gateway is a visionary project being sited on Madison’s southeast side at the crossroads of Interstates 90 and 94.

Boosting Small Company Presence at 2010 BIO International Convention, Wisconsin Madison Region Shows Off Talent

In 2010, 10 Wisconsin biotech companies were awarded scholarships of $1,100 each out of the grant partnership to help small Wisconsin biotech companies in medical, agriculture, energy, or other sectors, including medical devices, to participate in the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s International Convention One-on-One Partnering or company presentation forums. Nine of those 10 companies are located in the eight-county Madison Region.

FluGen: Tech Transfer in the Madison, Wisconsin Region

FluGen is a strong case study in not only top leading research happening at the UW Madison, but also of how the infrastructure of the region helps this R&D spinout into productive, leading global businesses that help heal, feed and fuel the world.

Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery: Changing ‘Humankind’

The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility is possibly the most-watched building project in the Madison Region today, and is designed with a vision “to change the state of humankind.”

WARF: A Model of Technology Transfer Partnership

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the oldest technology transfer office in the United States, founded to manage a University of Wisconsin-Madison discovery that eventually eliminated the childhood disease rickets. WARF works with business and industry to transform university research into real products benefiting society at large—the Wisconsin Idea in action (see “Wisconsin Thrives“). Over the […]