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July 2017

News from the R&D front in ‘war on cancer’: Hear latest at July 25 Innovation Network lunch

July 25 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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With an estimated 600,000 deaths and 1.7 million new cases predicted for 2017 in the United States alone, cancer continues to take a heavy toll. Learn how research, clinical trials and product design on the UW-Madison campus is waging the war on cancer by finding new pathways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat the disease. Hear from Dr. Howard Bailey, director of the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center; Chorom Pak, president and CEO of Lynx Biosciences in Madison; and…

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August 2017

Startups in northeast Wisconsin: Call to action with gener8tor at Aug. 10 Innovation Network luncheon

August 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N Systems Dr.
Appleton, 54914 United States
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Northeast Wisconsin has the raw materials to build a high-growth startup ecosystem. Hear Joe Kirgues, co-founder of gener8tor, and Maggie Brickerman, managing director of gBETA, share gener8tor's vision for a high-growth future at the Thursday, Aug. 10 meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Appleton. This Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon is in partnership with the Forum for Innovation, which will focus on high-growth companies in the region, and NEW North, the regional economic development group. It will be…

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Erik Iverson to reflect on first year at WARF at Aug. 22 Innovation Network lunch in Madison

August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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A little more than a year into the job, managing director Erik Iverson will reflect on developments at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and talk about the organization’s plans at the Tuesday, Aug. 22 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Madison. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students…

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September 2017

Marquette’s Lovell to cover campus, regional growth at Sept. 14 Innovation Network-Milwaukee luncheon

September 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa, WI 53226 United States
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Marquette University President Mike Lovell will describe progress on the $600-million campus master plan as well as the university role’s in spurring regional growth at the Thursday, Sept. 14 meeting of the Tech Council’s Innovation Network in Wauwatosa. The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway. Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres start at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for individual members, $35 for non-members and included…

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Fire captain who designed device to save lives on deck for Sept. 19 Tech Council luncheon

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Stout, 1110 S. Broadway
Menomonie, WI 54751 United States
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Firefighters who risk their lives to save others stand to get help from an innovative device that can guide them out of smoke-filled buildings. Jeff Dykes, owner and founder of Northern Star Fire, is an Eau Claire firefighter captain who won the 2017 Governor’s Business Plan Contest with a headgear compass to maintain or regain a firefighter’s orientation during a fire. Dykes was this year’s grand prize winner of the 14th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest. He also spoke…

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