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February 2019

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON: Modeling 100% renewable electricity

February 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard Street
Madison,WI53715United States
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Michael Ferris, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery UW expert Michael Ferris shares lessons learned from modeling sustainable energy solutions in New Zealand. Learn how Ferris and his team use models to compare several ‘100% renewable’ investment scenarios, and how they consider performance in terms of investment and fuel costs, emissions, electricity prices and lost load.

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50 years later, industrial hemp back in Wisconsin: Learn more at Feb. 26 Innovation Network luncheon

February 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Coliseum Bar & Banquet, 232 E. Olin Ave.
Madison,WI53713United States
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From licensing rules to inspections to research, learn more about the uses and legalization of industrial hemp in Wisconsin at the Tuesday, Feb. 26 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Madison. New for 2019, the luncheon will be held at The Coliseum Bar & Banquet on Madison’s E. Olin Ave. 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 and returning veterans, $25 for individual members,…

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Foxconn R&D center in Green Bay topic of Tech Council network luncheon on Feb. 28

February 28 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Green Bay Union, 2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay,WI54311United States
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Plans for the Foxconn Technology Group’s innovation center in Green Bay will be discussed at the Thursday, Feb. 28 Tech Council Innovation Network luncheon meeting in Green Bay. C.P. “Tank” Murdoch, senior manager of projects for the company, has been invited to talk about the coming development of Foxconn Place Green Bay in downtown Green Bay, which is expected to create 200 jobs over time. The luncheon will be held at UW-Green Bay’s University Union, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Room 1965.…

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March 2019

How ‘smart’ is your city? Learn more at March 7 Tech Council event in Wauwatosa

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator, 1225 Discovery Parkway
Wauwatosa,WI53226United States
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Learn how Wisconsin is working toward creating ‘smart cities’ and what that will mean for those communities at the Thursday, March 7 luncheon meeting of the Tech Council Innovation Network in Wauwatosa. Panelists include Jerry Deschane, executive director at League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Dr. Yue Liu, professor at UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering and Applied Science who received a $1.5 million grant to study smart cities, and other experts to be announced. The event will take place at UW-Milwaukee’s Innovation Accelerator,…

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From Metals to Milk: The Impact of Trade Policy on Wisconsin Business

March 12 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fluno Center, 601 University Avenue
Madison,53715United States
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$35

According to Forbes, “Global trade policy is undergoing its first major shift since 1995, and that change could represent the largest evolution in international commerce since World War II.” Shifting tariffs, trade policy and changes to trade pacts have rocked companies in all sectors from agriculture to manufacturing. How is your company faring? What can you do to mitigate the impact? Attend the March 12th MITA event and hear from two expert speakers on the topic of trade policy impact…

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