Author: WTN News

An amendment that would allow companies that are majority-owned by venture capital firms to apply for Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer grants is on its way to the U. S. House Small Business Committee. The measure has some worried that these grants will...

What can Milwaukee and Madison have to gain by collaborating? Plenty, according to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who appeared with Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz in a forum of the Wisconsin Innovation Network. In an interview with WTN Media, Barrett outlined his vision for the M2...

Dr. Ananda Chakrabarty, the man who inspired scientists worldwide to experiment with life forms like genes and nuclei, visited Madison this week and explained how his energies now are devoted to proving how bacteria might have therapeutic benefits for a range of human conditions. ...

The hottest new web programming tool, Ruby on Rails, is threatening to take market share from Sun Microsystem's Java and Microsoft's .Net. In this look at Ruby, Madison Area Technical College professor Eric Knapp gives the platform his benediction. ...

Ethanol production in Wisconsin and beyond should get a boost from the pending addition to Agra Industries, a Merrill-based builder of ethanol and other facilities. Agra will break ground on the addition early in October, with completion scheduled by the end of 2006....

The focus of Wisconsin's biodiesel production may still be the southern third of the state, but northeastern Wisconsin can boast of its own biofuel contribution. That capacity got a shot in the arm with the awarding of a $97,500 state grant to ramp up the...

Small businesses in Wisconsin can learn what it takes to secure federal grant money during the 2006 Fall National SBIR/STTR Conference, which will be held Nov. 6 to 9 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center. The conference will feature workshops and tips on how to...

Does Wisconsin have a need for speed when it comes to attracting business? Gubernatorial candidate Mark Green has answered that question with an emphatic "yes" with his proposal to eliminate the State Department of Commerce and replace it with an economic development corporation....

Following the most turbulent six-month period in its history, Merge Healthcare, a supplier of medical imaging and information technology, has appointed a new CEO and reported a $215.8 million quarterly loss. Kevin Rardin is the new president and CEO of the financially troubled company, and...

Tony DiRomualdo draws once more on findings from a report titled "Manifesto for the New Agile Workplace." It provides insights on how organizations and individuals can embrace flexible and non-traditional working arrangements to create mutually-beneficial workplace agility....