Mark Mone, chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will discuss campus-wide innovation programs Thursday night at a meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Wauwatosa.

UWM in July said it would receive a $10 million donation from Milwaukee philanthropists Sheldon and Marianne Lubar to help fund an entrepreneurship center expected to open in late 2017 or early 2018. Mone is expected to discuss programs that complement the center.

Following Mone’s talk, organizers of the Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest will hold a free information session. They will talk about the networking opportunities, mentoring and other benefits participants receive, said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

“For so many entrepreneurs the good ideas are there, but they sometimes languish,” Still said. “This is a chance to get it off the napkin.”

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