The Wisconsin Technology Council and the Wisconsin Innovation Network work with a variety of organizations — public and private; local, regional and statewide — to help grow Wisconsin’s “knowledge-based” economy.

These affiliates often work with the Tech Council and WIN on joint events, on policy issues, on communications, and on “showing the flag” for Wisconsin in regional and national forums. Wisconsin is a state rich in people and organizations pulling together to build an entrepreneurial culture and to provide high-growth opportunities for its citizens. Please read on to learn more about these groups and their missions.

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is the state’s lead economic development organization.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
The UW-Madison has long been recognized as one of America’s great universities. UW-Madison’s academic reputation has been rated among the top 10 in many areas of study since 1910.

UW-Madison College of Engineering
Built around two of the nation’s highest ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, the UW-Madison College of Engineering is a major academic, research and technology transfer institution in Wisconsin.

UW-Madison E-Business Consortium
Companies that become members of the UW E-Business Consortium collaborate in peer groups with other member companies, Consortium staff and UW-Madison faculty to make informed decisions and learn practical, real-world e-business best practices.

UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations
UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations is a new initiative to better serve the increasingly complex needs of the business community and help build a stronger Wisconsin economy in the 21st century.

University Research Park
The University Research Park’s primary mission is to provide space for Wisconsin-based start-up companies and to provide an atmosphere that is custom-designed to nurture a productive combination of economic and technological development.

Center for Technology Commercialization
Formerly known as the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Network, CTC works with startup companies and entrepreneurs, especially in technology-based sectors, through the UW-Extension Small Business Development Centers and its four regional directors.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
WARF is the patent and licensing organization for inventions resulting from research at the UW-Madison and, through an affiliate, and other UW System campuses. WARF’s mission is to protect intellectual property developed at UW-Madison, license it to industry and return the proceeds to support the university’s basic research programs.

WiSys Technology Foundation
The WiSys Technology Foundation is the patenting and licensing organization for all UW System campuses outside of Madison and Milwaukee.

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
Located in central Wisconsin, Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation is one of America’s largest non-university-based, private research organizations.

Medical College of Wisconsin
Located on a 248-acre campus on Milwaukee’s West Side, the Medical College of Wisconsin is a private academic institution dedicated to leadership and excellence in education.

Atlas Providers
Atlas providers is a digital marketplace where entrepreneurs can easily search, review and connect with prequalified service providers in a transparent and simplified manner.

PowerBuy 4 You
PowerBuy 4 You has been helping Wisconsin biotechnology companies grow with our steady leadership through building strong relationships and earning customers trust. With our 30-plus years of experience in the Wisconsin biotechnology field, it has been our passion for us to do everything we can to help strengthen this culture.  PowerBuy 4 You offers you the availability to purchase goods and services with our Discount Purchasing Consortium Program. This program pools buying power together with many companies to increase the overall discount for all companies with no membership fees to access these prices.

BioForward is the statewide independent voice of Wisconsin’s bioscience industry. It advocates actively on its members’ behalf to create investment and partnership opportunities, attract and retain the very best people and support public policy that fosters their continued growth.


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