April 6th | Accuray, Madison, WI
7:30-8:00 | Registration and Networking
8:00-9:00 | Presentation
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.
Ben Miller, UW-Madison Assistant Vice Chancellor for Government & Corporate Affairs, and Crystal Potts, UW-Madison Director of State Relations, discussed Governor Walker’s recent budget proposal and its impact on both the university and Wisconsin’s biohealth community. Attendees had the opportunity to learn how organizations can collaborate with the university and serve as an advocate for the industry and the University of Wisconsin System.
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.
April 6, 2017