Entrepreneurs

TrafficCast International, a Madison-based software maker that provides route-specific travel time forecasts in the United States and China, has earned high-profile clients and new investors. The company serves an expanding market of people and professionals that must be precisely right on time....

On December 6, Charlie Hoslet, director of the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, and Paul Pucci, manger of the WiSys Technology Foundation, will hold court in Wausau to describe how north central Wisconsin businesses can take advantage of the university system's resources....

Former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson is one of three partners in a proposed ethanol plant for the Walworth County village of Sharon. An estimated 55 new full-time jobs would be created by the construction of the proposed plant, which would produce between 105 and 120...

Madison, Wis. - CleanTech Partners will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project that will attempt to produce cellulosic ethanol at paper mills by extracting the sugars from wood chips before they are pulped for paper making. Masood Akhtar, president of...

Is your school system still teaching the classic three Rs - rote, repetition, and routine? Chances are, it is, and columnist James Carlini believes that is tantamount to preparing children for the Industrial Age. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he joins the bandwagon of...

A $250 million agreement to develop a revolutionary supercomputer will have a profound impact on the Seattle-based Cray, Inc., but the role of the company's Chippewa Falls location has yet to be determined. Under the agreement with the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency,...

Known more for "R" than "D," the Marshfield Clinic could become the next engine of technology transfer under a new agreement with the WiSys Technology Foundation. As Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still writes, the agreement is not only a watershed moment for the clinic, it...

Law professors from the University of Michigan and Duke University would like to modify Bayh-Dole, the 1980 law that gave universities the right to patent their inventions. Rebecca Eisenberg and Arti Rai said they are not interested in comprehensive reform, but they suggest one very...

As is the case with most rankings, California dwarfs most Midwestern states in various measures of nanotechnology activity, but the Midwest is still a player in nanotech, writes columnist Michael Rosen. In this edition of Yer Biotech Blues, Rosen takes measure of the Midwest's role...

The Marshfield Clinic, a central Wisconsin private medical system that spends $25 million per year on research, has officially partnered with the WiSys Technology Foundation for patenting and licensing its discoveries, and collaborating with researchers in the University of Wisconsin System. ...