2008 Greater Madison Wisconsin area directory: Hi GH-tec H co Mpanies Biotechnology life Science S Venture capital Bio ag Software Manufacturing Medical de Vice S re Search & de Velop Ment infor Mation Sy Ste MS infor Mation technology Medical la BS co Mputer Sy Ste M de Sign teleco MMunication S ©2008 Madison Gas and Electric Company 2008 Greater Madison Wisconsin Area Directory of High-Tech Companies With the highest concentration of high-technology activity in the region and as the location of primary research and commercialization, the Madison area is home to the state's most mature high-technology community. Professional Organizations Madison's capability to spawn entrepreneurs and high-tech companies is apparent in the number and strength of industry sector professional organizations.
The greater Madison area is uniquely positioned to compete in the new economy. Madison has active associations of private sector companies and individuals that support each other and the industry as a whole.
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.
C C C C C Opportunities High-technology companies and entrepreneurs flourish in Madison's strong economy for a number of reasons: reliable power and transportation infrastructure, a highly educated and diverse workforce, an exceptional quality of life, and recreational amenities to name a few.
In addition, URP is the location of UW-Madison-related services that promote technology transfer, such as the MGE Innovation Center. (Technology, Education,& Commerce) Incubator Center is a 30,000-square-foot lab/office facility in partnership with the Madison Area Technical College and Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and the private sector.
Madison has eight business incubators (com/business/Eco Dev/incubators.htm), the most in the entire state! C C C Venture Capital Networks The Madison metro area ranks in the top 100 counties nationwide for the amount of venture capital funding.
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.
Corporate portal: The Office of Corporate Relations, which works to strengthen the State's economy by serving as an initial point of contact for University resources, made more than 543 company contacts and 66 presentations to companies and groups.
Knowledge workforce: UW-Madison graduates approximately 9,000 students every year from a broad range of academic programs.