Startup Accelerator – Innovation /taxonomy/term/57/0 en UW-Madison Master of Science in Biotechnology Program /sponsor/master-of-science-in-biotechnology-program <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The MS in Biotechnology is an ideal way for <strong>working professionals</strong> to advance their careers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-shortdescription"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology at UW-Madison is an ideal solution for <strong>working professionals</strong> advancing their careers in the biotechnology field.&nbsp; Distinctive for a cross-disciplinary curriculum relevant tot eh commercialization of new technoogy, the program address fundamental scientific topics, business strategices, and legal and ethical perspectives.</p><p>The degree is intended for scientists, technical professionals, businss strategists, and attorneys who seek a respected graduate credential without interrupting their careers to pursue full-time studies.</p><p>Graduates are prepared to lead product development, create new companies, or foster policies that will responsibly advance the field.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology produces results for professionals seeking to move into positions of greater responsibility or leadership.</p><ul><li>More than 90% of graduates cite a "significant or considerable" impact on their careers pre-graduation.<br> &nbsp;</li><li>As of 2007, five successful companies have spun out of the program.<br> &nbsp;</li><li>Graduates of the program report back an average salary of $93,400.</li></ul><p>Evening and weekend courses allow students to work full-time while they complete the program, so the application of course content happens in tandem with students gaining valuable professional experience and not having to "sit out" from their careers while pursuing the degree.</p><p>The program is unique for its level of application. Industry-drawn faculty team with UW researchers to teach courses collaboratively, integrating the distinct perspectives of research and application. The entire program is taught off-site, in industry settings, to emphasize the environments and locales in which technologies are fostered on their way to market.</p><p>The Master of Science in Biotechnology requires 24 graduate credits earned by completing the courses listed below. The program is fast-paced and designed for completion within two years.</p><p>Students move through the program in a cohort of no more than 24 other working professionals with whom they complete coursework and team-based projects.</p><p>The sequence of courses is as follows:</p><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 1, Fall Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_principles.cfm">Principles and Practice of Biotechnology:<br> Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing </a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_regulation-ethics.cfm">Principles and Practice of Biotechnology:<br> Regulation and Ethics</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_moltech1.cfm">Molecular Technologies I</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_biz-fundamentals.cfm">Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 1, Spring Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_biotech-ops.cfm">Biotechnology Operations</a> <span class="style3">(4)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_moltech2.cfm">Molecular Technologies II</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 2, Fall Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_biz-contemp-challenges.cfm">Business of Biotechnology: Contemporary Challenges and Applications</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_tech-apps.cfm">Early Drug Discovery</a> <span class="style3">(3)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_moltech3.cfm">Molecular Technologies III</a> <span class="style3">(1)</span></li></ul></div><div class="boxitem"><div class="boxitemTitle"><h4>Year 2, Spring Semester (6 credits)</h4></div><ul><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_biz-frontiers.cfm">Business of Biotechnology: Frontiers and Strategies</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_pm.cfm">Project Management and Leadership</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li><li><a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/course_global-biotech.cfm">Advanced Biotechnology: Global Perspectives</a> <span class="style3">(2)</span></li></ul><h2>Requirements</h2><h3>Academic Requirements</h3><p>A significant strength of our program is the diversity and experience of the student cohort entering each year. For this reason, students with several years' work experience are strongly favored for admission.</p><p>To qualify for the Master of Science in Biotechnology program, an applicant should have a bachelor's degree (minimum GPA 3.0) with a minimum of two semesters of biology or other related life science courses.</p><p>In addition, applicants will provide three letters of recommendation from teachers, supervisors, or researchers. When all application information is on file, a personal or phone interview will be scheduled.</p><h3>Factors in Admission</h3><p>GPAs, work experience, letters of recommendation and the applicant's statement of their academic career goals are the primary criteria used in the admission process.</p><h3>Financial Aid</h3><p>Direct financial support from the M.S. program is not available. However, students can contact the <a href="http://www.finaid.wisc.edu/" target="_parent">Office of Student Financial Services</a> to discuss federal loan programs and other lending opportunities. Students interested in financial assistance should call Student Financial Services at (608) 262-3060.</p><p>Additional information in a comprehensive PDF document regarding <a href="http://www.ms-biotech.wisc.edu/pdf/Tuition-and-Fees.pdf" target="_blank">tuition costs and fees</a>.</p></div><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/sponsor-webwb-logos/msbiotech_SueCarlson_150w.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=6543">msbiotech_SueCarlson_150w.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kurt Zimmerman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:kjzimmerman@wisc.edu">kjzimmerman@wisc.edu</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 20 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> biotechnology business Education Innovation SUA6 Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:17:17 +0000 Sue Carlson 276 at Sector67 /sponsor/sector67 <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.sector67.org/" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span>&nbsp;Center for Prototyping, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Sector67 is a non-profit collaborative space in Madison, WI dedicated to providing an environment to learn, teach, work-on, build, and create next generation technology; including software, hardware, electronics, art, sewing, pottery, glass, metalwork, iPhone/Android applications, games, etc.</p><p><strong>Zero experience necessary</strong>, only enthusiasm to learn required.</p><p>If you’re in southern Wisconsin feel free to get involved on the <a href="http://forum.sector67.org/">forum</a>, <a href="http://sector67.org/subscribe.php">sign up for meeting announcements</a>, or <a href="http://sector67.org/calendar.php">check the calendar</a> for upcoming events.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/sponsor-webwb-logos/sector67_1_black sm1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5335">sector67_1_black sm1.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chris Meyer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:waterppk@gmail.com">waterppk@gmail.com</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inkind"> <div class="field-label">In-Kind Contribution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Site Host </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 7 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> Engineering Innovation Makerspace Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:24:18 +0000 Mark Huber 255 at Design Concepts /sponsor/design-concepts <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.design-concepts.com/" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An Innovation and Product Design Consultancy</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><div id="content"><p class="remix">We’re innovation experts in design and strategy. We help companies develop products and services that build brands and business. We uncover needs, find opportunities and design solutions that build business success for our clients.<br> <br> Our solutions build powerful connections between products and the people who use them. We make it safer for an infant to receive life-saving medication. We make it faster for a patient to heal a broken bone. We make it possible for world-class or weekend athletes to play at the top of their game. We make it easier to shine the spotlight center stage on Broadway.<br> <br> Our clients include some of the world’s most recognizable brands and some that are ready to be noticed. And while we’re deeply involved in the development of medical devices, we’ve developed award-winning, head-turning solutions for consumer goods and commercial industries, too.<br> <br> Simply put, our job is to develop great ideas that create great results for our clients. Our solutions build our clients’ brands, grow their businesses and improve their bottom lines.<br> <br> That’s the power of innovation. That’s the promise of design.</p></div><!–sidebar #end–><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-png"><img class="field-icon-image-png" alt="image/png icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/sponsor-webwb-logos/Design Con logo sm2.png" type="image/png; length=845">Design Con logo sm2.png</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dan Bullis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:Dan.Bullis@design-concepts.com">Dan.Bullis@design-concepts.com</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 7 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> Design Engineering Innovation Product Design Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:17:14 +0000 Mark Huber 254 at Madison Gas and Electric /sponsor/madison-gas-and-electric <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.mge.com/" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Regional Energy for Dane County</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) generates and distributes electricity to 139,000 customers in Dane County and purchases and distributes natural gas to 143,000 customers in seven south-central and western Wisconsin counties. MGE's roots in the Madison area date back more than 150 years.</p><p>As your community energy company, we are committed to this area and its people.</p><p>We take responsibility to:</p><ul><li>Plan and provide a reliable energy supply that balances the needs and values of those we serve.</li><li>Provide information and education to serve our customers and stakeholders and help inform their energy decisions.</li><li>Preserve and protect our environment while providing affordable, reliable energy.</li><li>Encourage and support economic and business development to keep our economy strong and vibrant.</li><li>Engage in open and honest dialogue, partnership and collaboration to best serve our customers and the broader community.</li></ul><p>MGE is a subsidiary of MGE Energy, an investor-owned public utility holding company based in Madison, Wis.</p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/sponsor-webwb-logos/MGElogo.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=28406">MGElogo.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jim Mohrbacher </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:jmohrbacher@mge.com">jmohrbacher@mge.com</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Jul 7 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> Corporate Energy Innovation Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:03:36 +0000 Mark Huber 252 at EIGERLab /sponsor/eigerlab <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.eigerlab.org" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EIGERlab is a rapid prototyping facility located in Rockford, Illinois.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-shortdescription"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>EIGER stands for Edison Ingersoll Gaylord Education Research, in honor of Edison Gaylord, the late CEO of Ingersoll Milling Machine Co. Eiger is also the name of a mountain peak in the Alps that is popular with climbers, symbolizing the “pinnacle of advanced manufacturing.”</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/sponsor-webwb-logos/EIGERlab med.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=3787">EIGERlab med.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dan Cataldi </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:DCataldi@EIGERlab.org">DCataldi@EIGERlab.org</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $10.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inkind"> <div class="field-label">In-Kind Contribution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hosting the event </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Feb 14 2011</span> </div> </div> </div> Incubator Innovation Mon, 14 Feb 2011 21:22:35 +0000 Mark Huber 215 at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Network (WEN) /sponsor/wisconsin-entrepreneurs-network-wen <div class="field field-type-link field-field-website"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Website:&nbsp;</div> <a href="http://www.wenportal.org/" target="_blank">Visit Website</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-oneline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Resources for Entrepreneurs and New Businesses</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-shortdescription"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>WEN provides seamless access to the statewide network of entrepreneurial resources and expertise to create new ventures; help grow existing business, and move forward high potential entrepreneurs to enable&nbsp;Wisconsin&nbsp;to be competitive in a global economic environment.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;Some of the resources available to entrepreneurs and small business owners on this website include:</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-webwblogo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-gif"><img class="field-icon-image-gif" alt="image/gif icon" src="/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16×16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="/sites/startupaccelerator.org/files/WEN_web_template_r2_c2.gif" type="image/gif; length=3403">WEN_web_template_r2_c2.gif</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-contactname"> <div class="field-label">Primary Contact Name:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> David Linz </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-email field-field-contactemail"> <div class="field-label">Contact Email:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="mailto:dglinz@uwm.edu">dglinz@uwm.edu</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-decimal field-field-contribution"> <div class="field-label">Dollar Amount:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $0.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-inkind"> <div class="field-label">In-Kind Contribution:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Promotional Support and on-site support at the event. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-giftreceieved"> <div class="field-label">Contribution Received:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Sep 16 2009</span> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/sponsor/wisconsin-entrepreneurs-network-wen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Development Entrepreneurship Innovation Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:18:24 +0000 Mark Huber 101 at InnoCentive: Get paid to apply your creativity – Open Innovation… /blog/innocentive-get-paid-to-apply-your-creativity-open-innovation <p>Join the InnoCentive network:&nbsp;http://www.innocentive.com/&nbsp;&nbsp;Apply your ingenuity to develop solutions – go to the &quot;Problem&nbsp;Solvers&quot;&nbsp;Board..&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/blog/innocentive-get-paid-to-apply-your-creativity-open-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> /blog/innocentive-get-paid-to-apply-your-creativity-open-innovation#comments community Innovation Wed, 12 Aug 2009 16:09:56 +0000 Mark Huber 90 at Global Entrepreneurship Week Nov 16-22, 2009, over 3million participants /blog/global-entrepreneurship-week-nov-16-22-2009-over-3million-participants <p>Global Entrepreneurship Week:&nbsp;http://www.kauffman.org/uploadedFiles/FactSheet/GEWFactSheet032709.pdf</p> <p><a href="/blog/global-entrepreneurship-week-nov-16-22-2009-over-3million-participants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> /blog/global-entrepreneurship-week-nov-16-22-2009-over-3million-participants#comments Entrepreneur Innovation Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:24:19 +0000 Mark Huber 86 at TED: Technology, Entertainment, Design /blog/ted-technology-entertainment-design <p>&nbsp;Join the growing TED community…<a href="http://www.ted.com/">http://www.ted.com/</a></p> /blog/ted-technology-entertainment-design#comments Entrepreneurship Innovation Mon, 10 Aug 2009 12:31:53 +0000 Mark Huber 78 at