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Finding the formula for biohealth success in Wisconsin

Gregor Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company, is one of four biomanufacturing startups currently utilizing lab space offered by Forward BIOLABS. A unique collaboration fosters innovation at Forward BIOLABS Forward BIOLABS, a shared office space that is testing an innovative model for biohealth collaboration in the Midwest, reached its capacity in just seven months,

2019-07-24T16:01:47-05:00July 24, 2019|Uncategorized|

MARKETPLACE offers opportunities for businesses to learn from the mistakes and successes of their peers

Owning a business invariably involves making mistakes and learning lessons along the way—but speakers at MARKETPLACE, the Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development, sought to ease this path for their fellow business owners. Read More
2018-12-14T14:53:00-06:00December 13, 2018|Uncategorized|

Small Business Academy offers lessons for seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs

A panel at Small Business Academy included (from left) Elmer Moore of Milwaukee Denim Co., Robert Pyles of McDonald's, David Maaske of SCORE and Kim Jankowski of U.S. Bank. At left is moderator Craig Shanks of U.S. Bank. From the perspective of peace of mind as well as personal finances, "starting a business

2018-12-13T08:46:08-06:00December 12, 2018|Uncategorized|

With more craft breweries comes more wastewater discharge—and the solution has a Wisconsin connection

In recent years, beer drinking habits in the U.S. have shifted to favor craft beers. Although overall beer consumption is relatively stable—and even falling slightly—craft beer consumption in the U.S. grew by 5 percent in 2017 over the prior year, according to the Brewers Association. With this trend come water-related challenges. Craft breweries are by

2018-10-08T16:19:16-05:00October 8, 2018|Uncategorized|

Leading the charge for companies to consider the broader impact of their water use

By developing a strategic framework that views water as not just an input but an asset to be stewarded, Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) encourages companies to take a holistic approach to identifying and mitigating all of their water-related risks both inside and outside their facilities. The standard developed by AWS provides concrete steps companies can take to ensure they are following best practices in water stewardship. Read More
2018-10-08T13:13:31-05:00October 5, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Water Council launches new Tech Challenge for open innovation

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the Tech Challenge this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. Innovation and technological advancement solve problems and increase efficiency, yet often businesses aren’t aware of new technologies and scientific discoveries with the potential to solve problems the businesses face. A new program from

2018-10-08T14:03:03-05:00October 4, 2018|Uncategorized|

International connections old and new are strengthened at WEFTEC

Xavier Amores Bravo, manager of the Catalan Water Partnership, and Dean Amhaus, president and CEO of The Water Council, sign a memorandum of understanding on Oct. 2, 2018, at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the Catalan Water Partnership of Spain yesterday in New Orleans at

2018-10-03T14:42:12-05:00October 3, 2018|Uncategorized|

New and improved BREW Accelerator opens applications for its sixth year

Karen Frost and Steve Glynn of The Water Council announced the opening of the next classes of the BREW and the BREW Corporate for applications this week at WEFTEC in New Orleans. The Water Council’s BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Water) Accelerator program for water technology startups is now accepting applications for the

2018-10-03T14:12:20-05:00October 3, 2018|Uncategorized|

Internship program initiative: tapping into talent from underrepresented communities

The generational and diversity gaps a given industry faces can create challenges in talent development and recruitment. For the water industry in particular, targeted efforts to recruit talent from underrepresented groups can bring a broader talent pool into the industry, and ultimately benefit the industry as diverse perspectives lead to greater innovation. With funding from

2018-10-03T14:31:49-05:00October 2, 2018|Uncategorized|

For water entrepreneurs, a soft landing spot in Milwaukee

When the Global Water Center opened in 2013, it contained a variety of office space configurations for water technology companies of varying sizes—from early-stage startups to midsize, established companies—as well as lab space for academic researchers. But as the 98,000-square-foot building began to fill, and Milwaukee gained even more momentum as a water technology hub,

2018-10-01T16:25:58-05:00October 1, 2018|Uncategorized|
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