Author: WTN News

Seven promising research projects, all of which have commercial potential, will receive a total of $500,000 in funding from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Foundation. The research projects, which range from nanotechnology applications for biomedicine to the development of an advanced retinal imaging system, received...

Entrepreneurial companies, not firms that operate in long-standing industries, create most new jobs in the economy. That's why it's so important for Wisconsin, which is looking to grow the high-tech jobs of future, to create a robust culture of entrepreneurialism starting in K-12, according to...

A new but relatively obscure federal law has rendered illegal many common daily transactions, according to Wisconsin attorney Christian Lavers. In this WTN Guest Column, Lavers said the International Emergency Economic Power Enhancement Act might place companies that ship software overseas in legal jeopardy, especially...

Mobile phone sales are healthy worldwide, but sales in mature markets like North America and Western Europe are feeling the effects of economic uncertainty, according to Gartner, Inc. Robust sales in emerging markets in Latin America, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa led the...

Why are we still trying to stereotype everyone into a “group” composite based on their age? asks columnist James Carlini. In this latest edition of Carlini's Comments, he asserts that even the Greatest Generation had its share of slackers, yet as a whole it accomplished...

The Madison-based BellBrook Labs, a developer of drug discovery tools, has received additional patent protection for its drug discovery platform. This is the second and third patents for the high-throughput technology known as Transcreener, which is used for large-scale screening by manufacturing and biotechnology companies,...

Carolyn "Biddy" Martin is the choice of a Board of Regents committee and Gov. Jim Doyle to be the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Martin, who has been provost at Cornell University in New York, would succeed John Wiley if the full Board...