Knowledge workforce: UW-Madison graduates approximately 9,000 students every year from a broad range of academic programs.
More than a dozen networked career centers help businesses recruit students for full-time employment as well as internship and co-op experiences.
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Also known as one of the nation's most livable cities, a Madison area location means success for high-technology business. C Accelerate Madison is an active organization that supports entrepreneurs and businesses in the IT cluster through opportunities for networking and education.
Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Devices Association, based in Madison, is dedicated to influencing public policy, developing biotech's image, and increasing biotech research funding.
Fitchburg (a Madison suburb) recently opened a new 120-acre Fitchburg Technology Campus for life sciences and technology-driven facilities (fitchburgtech.com). Madison and Dane County are also home to an increasing number of mature high-tech companies in the life sciences, medical devices, and IT sectors, most notably: Berbee Information Networks (a CDW company); Covance, Inc.; Datex-Ohmeda (GE Healthcare); Gala Biotech (a Catalent Pharma Solutions company); GE Healthcare–Lunar; Invitrogen; PPD Development; Promega Corporation; Third Wave Technologies; and Tomo Therapy, Inc.
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Faculty research is spurring innovations that lead to new companies and high-paying jobs for the Madison region.
Building our own business: University Research Park now is home to 110 companies–many of which are based in biotechnology and life sciences–employing 5,500 people, up from 4,000 last year.
The Park has been so successful that the University is already planning Research Park II, which will bring an estimated 200 companies and 15,000 new jobs to Dane County.
The Wisconsin Technology Council is the leading catalyst for the creation, development, and retention of science- and technology-based businesses in Wisconsin.
Working in partnership with the following organizations, the Council works to ensure Wisconsin makes the most of its human capital, resources, and opportunities–and meets the challenges posed by the rise of the knowledge-based economy.
Transferring benefits: The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, which supports University research through patenting and licensing services, received the National Medal of Technology in 2005, the highest honor granted by the president of the United States for innovation in using technology to better the economy and the lives of citizens.