BioForward Speaker Series: How Public Research Affects the Biohealth Industry: State Budget Analysis & Impact on University of Wisconsin-Madison


7:15 am - 9:30 am

Event Description

Recognizing the Strength of the Wisconsin Biohealth Industry

How Public Research Affects the Biohealth Industry: State Budget Analysis & Impact on University of Wisconsin-Madison         

April 6th, 2017

Accuray, Madison, WI

7:30-8:00 AM | Registration, Breakfast, & Networking

8:00-9:00 AM | Speaker Presentation

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UW-Madison has been recognized as a top research university for decades and spent $1.1 billion for research across all fields in 2016 alone. UW-Madison continues to be a crucial partner in the economic health of the state and the world class researchers at UW contribute innovations in life sciences and technologies that improve the quality of life in Wisconsin and the world. The University of Wisconsin thrives on three key components including teaching, research, and outreach, each essential in the success of the university, Wisconsin industries, and the state economy.

Hear Ben Miller, UW-Madison Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government & Corporate Affairs, and Crystal Potts, UW-Madison Director of State Relations, discuss Governor Walker’s recent budget proposal and its impact on both the university and Wisconsin’s biohealth community. Learn how your organization can collaborate with the university and serve as an advocate for the industry and the University of Wisconsin System.

Sponsored by:

Accuray is a radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells precise, innovative tumor treatment solutions that set the standard of care with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The company’s leading-edge technologies deliver the full range of radiation therapy and radiosurgery treatments at hospitals and cancer centers worldwide.

In 2011, Accuray acquired Tomotherapy, a company with UW-Madison roots that developed a novel medical technology combining CT imaging with a radiation treatment delivery system. . In 2015, Accuray consolidated its manufacturing operations at its Madison site, producing both its CyberKnife and TomoTherapy products here. This made its Wisconsin site the company’s largest location and significantly increased its local employee base of highly skilled engineers, technicians, and other professionals. Accuray additionally utilizes Wisconsin manufacturers throughout the state for component parts impacting our state-wide economy.

Event Parking:

Attendees can park in the lot either on the Deming Way side of Accuray’s building (main entrance, they take the elevator to the 2nd floor and go through the glass doors to reach the Madison Room), or on the backside of the building from Greenway Blvd, close to the N. Pleasant View Road side.

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