Bringing federal R&D dollars to Wisconsin:
New entity is topic of April 24 WIN-Madison

MADISON – Learn how the Wisconsin Security Research Consortium will help link researchers and companies to federal R&D opportunities at the April 24 luncheon meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.

The meeting will be held in Room 50 of the MGEInnovationCenter in UniversityResearchPark, 510 Charmany Drive, Madison. Registration on site begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at noon and the presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. To register online, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil/events/win  Registration is $25 for individual WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.

The WSRC was created to enhance Wisconsin’s position to attract and retain R&D grants from federal government agencies for the purpose of conducting sensitive or classified research and related development work. It will help academic institutions and others learn about and respond to federal solicitations and provide mechanisms to deal with classification issues where relevant.

It will also assist Wisconsin manufacturers and other companies in learning about and competing for federal contracts – and making connections with academic institutions that can help perform the work. The WSRC is funded with a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Speakers will include WSRC director Jack Heinemann, who comes to the organization with experience in international markets and defense contracting; a member of the WSRC board and a representative from the office of U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis. Tech Council President Tom Still will moderate.

WIN is the membership subsidiary of the Wisconsin Technology Council, the science and tech policy advisers to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to or call Andrea Johnson at 608-442-7557, ext. 27.