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Virent Energy Systems has announced its new chief executive to succeed Eric Apfelbach, and it's someone with ample knowledge of energy markets. The new man is long-time petroleum industry executive Lee Edwards, a former chief information officer who also has experience with alternative energy at...

Advocates of solar energy took heart in the election of Barack Obama, but economic realities could still be a barrier to widespread commercial adoption, according to Gartner, Inc. The extension of the 30 percent investment tax credit for solar projects was passed last month, and...

Madison, Wis. - Gov. Jim Doyle today announced that FluGen, a Madison-based developer of influenza vaccines, will receive a $250,000 Technology Venture Fund loan from the Department of Commerce.  “Facing uncertain economic times, it's important we continue to invest in developing technology that will help Wisconsin...

If you thought the rules for romance were involved, wait until you see the rules for courting angel or venture investors. Yes, there are certain rules of the investment game that entrepreneurs must adhere to, according to columnist Paul Jones, president of the Council for...

Three Wisconsin technology companies, including the newly venture funded Alice.com, have been qualified for investor tax credits under the state's angel investor and venture fund tax credit programs. Joining Alice.com are Idle Free Systems of Watertown and Promentis Pharmaceuticals of Milwaukee. The tax credit programs...

Given the continuing economic distress rolling throughout the U.S. economy, the people who make information technology purchasing decisions are most worried about cost management, according to an annual survey by CDW Corp. The survey, taken amid an uncertain economic environment that has dampened business confidence,...

Maneuvering through the nuances of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs can be daunting and overwhelming. In this WTN guest column, Pat Dillon of the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network tries to take some of the mystery out of the...

One day after confirming that 2009 could be a tough financial year, Milwaukee's Rockwell Automation signaled that it will continue its efforts to diversify. The global industrial automation company has announced that it will acquire Xi'An Hengsheng Science & Technology Company Limited to expand its...