Wisconsin’s pavilion and related events at the BIO International Convention will feature a “family” of organizations, colleges and programs with ties to UW-Madison, one of the nation’s leading research universities in the life sciences.
The Wisconsin pavilion on the BIO exhibition floor so far includes the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University Research Park, the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the Morgridge Institute for Research, the WiCell Research Institute, the Waisman Clinical BioManufacturing Facility and the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative.
“Having the 2010 BIO International Convention return to Chicago is an important strategic advantage for Wisconsin and the UW,” said Charles Hoslet, managing director of UW-Madison’s Office of Corporate Relations. “Our office and the university are excited to be a part of the Wisconsin pavilion at BIO. We see this as a tremendous opportunity to attract a large multi-state and global audience and highlight the biotech resources and expertise at the UW and around Wisconsin.”
Other groups within the 600-square-foot Wisconsin pavilion, which will be located adjacent to the Minnesota pavilion and near other “I-Q Corridor” states, will be announced in coming weeks.
Other BIO-related events involving Wisconsin will include a joint reception on Navy Pier with Minnesota and the Province of Manitoba, which has a working relationship with both states, and other networking events in or around the convention floor. In addition, a number of Wisconsin companies will take part in BIO’s one-on-one partnering and presentation forums.