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In Water Council programs, competition and collaboration meet to advance innovation

Launching a startup or pursuing a research question in the lab can be lonely pursuit, involving long hours and late nights of solitary work—but innovation thrives through collaboration. To that end, The Water Council organizes a series of competitions that connect water sector startups and innovators with potential investors, with established companies that may be able to use the new technologies, and with one another. Read More

2019-10-01T10:17:17-05:00September 24, 2019|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|

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|

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|

Wisconsin Tech Summit connects emerging companies with established firms

The opening session at the 2018 Wisconsin Tech Summit, with speakers Sujeet Chand of Rockwell Automation, Vivek Bhatt of GE Healthcare, and Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council The Wisconsin Tech Summit brought together 18 major companies (including such names as Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, GE Healthcare, Promega, Exact Sciences and Foxconn)

2019-02-05T15:09:29-06:00March 20, 2018|Uncategorized|

Wisconsin’s water sector makes waves at industry trade show

Wisconsin’s presence at the U.S.’s largest water industry trade show this week highlighted the fast-paced growth and evolving sophistication of the sector. With several dozen Wisconsin companies exhibiting, as well as a booth representing Wisconsin’s entire water cluster of more than 200 companies, the state’s presence was strong on both numbers and substance: several educational

2019-02-11T15:52:18-06:00October 5, 2017|Uncategorized|

The BREW Corporate connects big companies, water tech entrepreneurs to multiply innovation

An overly guarded approach to research and development can slow down the pace of innovation or cause companies to miss out on opportunities while their competitors pull ahead. This is the argument that underlies the concept of open innovation, in which companies look beyond their in-house talent, trusting that the sharing of ideas can lead

2018-06-26T12:50:36-05:00October 4, 2017|Uncategorized|

Water tech startups showcase innovative technologies

Mark Karstedt of PlasmaE, Nisha Sarveswaran of Ecoli-Sense, Charles Otis of Pulse Burst Systems and Dennis Busch of Water Resources Monitoring Group present at the BREW Tank session, moderated by Bill Dougan, BREW Accelerator coach and entrepreneurship professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Innovations taking place in water technology have the potential to

2019-04-10T14:50:02-05:00October 3, 2017|Uncategorized|
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