Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium – July 22-23

The 3rd Annual Wisconsin Science & Technology Symposium (WSTS) will showcase the theme “Scholarship to Innovation to Economic Prosperity” at UW-Green Bay on July 22-23, 2010. WSTS 2010, organized by WiSys Technology Foundation and UW-Green Bay, provides a unique opportunity for academic institutions, clinical organizations and private industry to connect and advance technology-based business growth.

Scientists from UW campuses and other research organizations, such as Marshfield Clinic and Aurora BayCare, will present their cutting-edge technologies with a focus on commercialization. Leaders and scientists from several Wisconsin companies will present on new product development through partnerships with UW System campuses. Featured breakthroughs will include:

Renewable Energy
· Lignin and isoprene production
· Supercapacitor energy storage
· Hydrogen fuel cells

Biomedical Devices
· Laser ablation system
· Osteoporosis treatment
· Non-invasive cancer detection

New Therapeutics
· Safer Warfarins
· Antimicrobials for MRSA
· Nutraceuticals

New Polymers/Composites
· Conjugated polymers
· Bioresorbable polymers
· Nanoconjugates

Additional highlights include an entrepreneurship workshop, sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and UW Madison’s Office of Corporate Relations, that will address specific issues confronting faculty formed startup companies based on UW technology. Discussion topics will include exclusive licenses, conflicts of interest, business plans, and freedom to operate.

WSTS 2010 also will include a scientific poster session, sponsor exhibits, and many networking opportunities, including a tailgate BBQ and a boat cruise on the Fox River!

WSTS 2008 and 2009, conducted at UW-Stout and UW-La Crosse respectively, each attracted more than 150 participants from universities, medical institutions and private industry. Leaders from the UW System Board of Regents, state legislature, private industry and clinical organizations will be present to share their visions for advancing Wisconsin.

To register, submit a poster and/or learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit: Registration costs $50 for the two-day event ($25 for students, limited availability). The optional Thursday night tailgate BBQ costs $12, as does the Foxy Lady boat cruise. Deadline for registration is July 1 and space is limited.

Please contact Mike Cenci,, 608-263-0871; Ally Hauser,, 608-890-2660; or Lisa Murray,; 608-263-2819; if you have questions.