Updates from M-WERC in Madison

M-WERC continues to expand its presence in Madison on the UW-Madison campus. Early next month M-WERC staff, researchers and administration from the Grainger Institute for Engineering will gather to plan for the coming year. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@MWERC) for pictures of the event and additional updates on our activities in Madison. 

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Milwaukee recognized as a great place to start a business, especially in the Energy, Power, and Control sectors

Milwaukee is among the national leaders in places business startups want to go, according to a first-ever Surge Cities Index released this week and compiled by Inc. magazine and Startup Genome, an Oakland-based innovation policy company. Compared with the other 50 cities on the list, Milwaukee ranked No. 3 for net business creation, No. 8 for job growth, and No. 16 in early stage funding deals.

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WERCBench Labs Accelerator plays a role in helping Wisconsin’s top-10 ranking for start-ups and business survivorship

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) issued a report highlighting the exciting startup activity in Wisconsin. WEDC’s recap on its entrepreneurship program’s impact that year reveals it helped in raising $505 million in new capital, a 26 percent increase from 2016 when the impact was $385 million, and supported start-ups that employed 2,662 people that were paid an estimated $134 million in annual wages, according to the report. 

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M-WERC's size and scope continuing to expand

The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) is pleased to continue expanding its scope by welcoming seven new members. M-WERC continues to rapidly expand its charter, membership, and geographic scope with the addition of Advanced Ionics, Argonne National Laboratory, ClearFlame Engines, Cyber Powered Home, Deeplight Systems, Premise Inc., and Radiant Panel Technologies.

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TI 2.0 benefits from public-private partnership

M-WERC and our research members have moved forward this fall on two of our three research pipelines, the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Systems - Advanced Die-Casting Initiative (ADI) and Extreme Power Conversion. Both Phase 2 of the ADI and Phase 1 of the Extreme Power Conversion Research pipelines will move forward in the next 60 days. 

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M-WERC to host Microgrids Conference this Wednesday, Oct. 24

The Midwest Research Energy Consortium (M-WERC) is proud to host its third annual Microgrids Conference this Wednesday at the Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve, home to a recently installed microgrid by M-WERC member Faith Technologies. The M-WERC conference will explore topics across the Microgrids field focusing on “Why, How, and What” – key questions that need to be asked when considering the implementation of a microgrid project.

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