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August 2018

Adding diversity to STEM fields Aug. 28 topic at Innovation Network luncheon in Madison

August 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sheraton Hotel, 706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, 53713 United States
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A leading UW-Madison researcher who served as a key White House science advisor will discuss efforts to improve worker diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Tuesday, Aug. 28 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. Dr. Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the UW-Madison, will discuss why not enough women and minorities enter STEM professions – and how to retain those who plan to do so. She’ll also outline the evolving work…

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September 2018

Barrels, Bites & Bytes

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Yahara Bay Distillery, 6520 Nesibtt Road #200
Madison, WI 53719 United States
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Join us Thursday, September 6 at Yahara Bay Distillery in Fitchburg from 6 to 9 p.m. for a casual evening of local distilled spirits and cocktails, great food, craft beer and live music to celebrate Wisconsin’s innovation and technology culture.  Hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council, Barrels, Bites & Bytes is a relaxed evening open to people and groups who are a part of the state’s tech and innovation scene. Click here to register. The admission cost includes beverages provided by Yahara Bay Distillery…

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Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

September 11 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue
Madison, 53715 United States
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What is your supply chain risk management plan? If you don’t have one, or it hasn’t been recently refreshed, that could be the biggest risk of all.  Other risks include but are not limited to: financial, physical, logistics, technological, Localization, and geopolitical.  Which items should be addressed?  In what order? How?  You’ll hear both academic and corporate perspectives and leave the session with a clear idea of how to get started. LUNCH PROGRAM (Speakers): Zef Cisneros, Global Manufacturing Lead, GE Healthcare John…

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Innovator’s Guide to Entrepreneurship: Where to start, who to ask, how to de-risk

September 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Rm H4950
Milwaukee, WI 53226 United States
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Join MCW Office of Technology Development, CTC and a panel of inventors and support organizations for lunch and a discussion on how startups translate research to public use.   How do you get started?  What are important timelines? What are strategies for success?  What should you avoid?  How do you pay for it? In the first hour, hear from key resource leaders on free or low-cost programs followed by a second hour of Q&A with inventors, like you, who will share…

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Foxconn R&D center in Chippewa Valley topic of Tech Council network luncheon in Eau Claire

September 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Eau Claire Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701 United States
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Plans for the Foxconn Technology Group’s innovation center in the Chippewa Valley region of western Wisconsin will be discussed at the Tuesday, Sept. 18 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Eau Claire. Alan Yeung, director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives for the company, has been invited to talk about the coming development of Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in downtown Eau Claire, which is expected to create 150 jobs over time. The luncheon will be held at UW-Eau Claire’s Pablo Center…

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