Chancellor Mike Lovell will speak about his vision for UW-Milwaukee and the innovation economy at the Aug. 9 luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Milwaukee.
The luncheon will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Drive, Wauwatosa. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $10 for students, $25 for WIN members, Governor’s Business Plan Contest participants and Milwaukee County Research Park tenants, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.
Lovell became chancellor of UW-Milwaukee in October 2011 after serving three years as dean of its College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He holds three engineering degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, including his doctoral degree. Lovell has continued the steady progress toward building UW-Milwaukee’s research capacity, which has been marked by growth in its overall research budget and its focus on public health, health-care economics, clean energy initiatives, freshwater science, biotechnology and biomedical sciences.
“The growth of UW-Milwaukee’s research programs has been a vital part of the economic development strategy for the Milwaukee region, particularly when it comes to links with business, industry and other research universities,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council. “It terms of driving innovation in the region and the state, UW-Milwaukee is becoming a major contributor.”
WIN is the membership arm of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. WIN-Milwaukee meetings are held in cooperation with BizStarts Milwaukee (http://www.bizstartsmilwaukee.com/) and sponsored by the UW-Milwaukee and the UWM Research Foundation.