Qualcomm Life, a fully owned subsidiary of Qualcomm that focuses on the wireless healthcare marketplace, is on track to create a well-tuned ecosystem to accelerate the adoption of wireless solutions. Wireless healthcare devices will identify problems in patients with chronic diseases earlier and move care to lower cost locations, thereby lowering the cost of care.read more
In the Samuel Beckett play “Waiting for Godot,” two characters named Vladimir and Estragon wait in vain on a roadside for someone named Godot to arrive. They pass the time by eating, sleeping, talking, arguing, singing and more to “to hold the terrible silence at bay.”
A similar plot line seems to be playing out in Wisconsin when it comes to growth capital creation.read more
Coca-Cola Co.’s quest to replace oil as a source of plastic for bottles led it to sign multimillion dollar deals with Madison-based Virent Inc. and two other biofuels technology firms.
The agreements, announced Thursday, will propel Virent – a company hatched in the chemistry labs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison – from research and development mode to commercial production in the coming years.read more
Produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council and a growing list of partners, the Governor’s Business Plan Contest engages contestants in a six-month process that includes mentoring and comments from judges on selected plans. It will also lead to valuable public and media exposure for the best business plans submitted by contestants and spur economic growth in Wisconsin. In addition, past finalists have raised a reported $11 million in private equity, such as angel and venture capital.read more
The 250 or so people who gathered this month for the 40th annual meeting of the La Crosse Area Development Corp. aren’t without their differences. The crowd included business leaders and educators, Republicans and Democrats, “townies” and academic gowns, and even a few politicians who have butted heads in recent elections.
Fortunately for La Crosse, a picturesque Mississippi River city of 52,000 people, those differences aren’t necessarily divisions.read more
Cellular Dynamics Corporation is now offering neurons that have been created from stem cells. These fully functional neurons can be used to study a wide variety of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and ALS. This is the first commercial availability of human neurons, or brain cells, created from induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells in the quantity, quality, and purity required for life science research.read more
Are you underpaid, underappreciated and overworked in your IT department? Cheer up, because 2012 looks like an opportune time for IT professionals to look for new, higher-paying jobs.
The IT job market did a 180-degree turnaround in 2011, and it is poised for continued growth in 2012, experts say.read more
A new digital forensic technique promises to help solve an ongoing problem involving malicious insiders: determining whether any information has actually been stolen.
In most of the forensic methods that are out there, if I’m breaking into your computer there will be the digital equivalent of broken windows, but an insider, he’s authorized to use this data, he’s using it day in and day out, and the computer isn’t going to look much more different if I steal it, or use it to do my job.
One of the more pernicious mistakes many less experienced entrepreneurs make is assuming that successful “big business” executives are as a rule well suited to managing smaller high impact businesses. It’s a pernicious mistake because few things can derail an otherwise promising startup faster than putting the reins in the hands of poorly suited, even if highly decorated, big company manager. It is a mistake I once made at one of my own startups, and one that I have seen others make too many times.read more
At a time when economists say U.S. manufacturing policy is in “disarray,” the Obama administration on Monday said it has created a new Office of Manufacturing Policy to be co-chaired by the Commerce Department Secretary and the director of the White House National Economic Council. Wisconsin leads the nation with the highest share of its workforce employed in manufacturing.read more
By now, we know health IT professionals will need certain skills to make it big in 2012. But according to Guillermo Moreno, vice president of recruiting firm Experis, new positions springing up in health IT are calling for an even broader range of talents and abilities.read more