The 2016 presidential campaign is coming to a close and for many, not a day too soon. Renew your faith in humanity with these recent headlines from Wisconsin’s innovation community:

—Madison-based Silatronix—a developer of silicon-based materials that can be used as electrolytes in batteries and other energy storage devices—was on a list of “10 Startups to Watch” compiled by Chemical & Engineering News. The materials Silatronix makes, which are partially made of organosilicon compounds containing carbon-silicon bonds, can function as electrolytes in lithium-ion batteries. Read the full story here.