Author: WTN News

The taxpayer's investment in manufacturing assistance continues to pay off in Wisconsin, according to a survey of 136 manufacturers conducted by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. WMEP's economic impact in the previous fiscal year is pegged at $137 million in increased sales, cost savings, capital...

In the age of dumb and dumber, the United States needs more dynamic leadership in public education if it intends to maintain and build the knowledge-based economy and compete in global markets, asserts columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he laments recent...

The state Department of Commerce has provided Madison's Stratatech Corp. with a $750,000 technology grant to promote the development of its wound-healing products. Stratatech, founded in 2000, had recently secured a federal Small Business Innovation Research grant of $1.45 million to help develop its wound-care...

Hundreds of millions of dollars in information technology failures is apparently enough to turn ideology on its head. In the aftermath of expensive state IT failures, Republicans are recommending more bureaucracy in the form of a State CIO or "technology czar," and ironically some Democrats...

The Midwest has scored some impressive gains in the nanotechnology area, including the second largest (after TomoTherapy) initial public offering in the Midwest and the luring of a star nanotech researcher away from UCLA. Whether or not that holds the promise of whittling away the...

Patent law just took another turn, as the Federal Circuit Court has made it more difficult to prove willful infringement - and apparently, ignorance of the law is an excuse. According to Guest Columnist David De Bruin, an attorney and partner with Michael Best &...

Stratatech Corp., a Madison company that is developing a treatment for chronic skin ulcers, has secured a $1.45 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. The money will be used to further develop the company's skin-tissue product, which promotes wound healing by stimulating the...