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MRUN Newsletter Fall 2014

Welcome to the Fall 2014 edition of the MRUN Update.  As you will see below MRUN has been active this year with several new initiatives as well as with building on the base we have established over the last dozen years since MRUNs inception.  MRUN has always been about regional cooperation to support local commercialization […]

Cleantech & TechConnect World – Calling for Abstracts, IP, Start-up and SBIR Technologies

The 7th Annual Cleantech Conference and Showcase, co-located at the TechConnect World Conference, includes presentations from over 4,000 technology developers, investors and partners along with hundreds of showcasing technologies from around the world. The conference will take place June 15-19,2014 in Washington D.C. as TechConnect World expand its communities to be the world’s largest multi-industry […]

2013 Midwest Cleantech Innovation Summit Winners

Congratulations to the Midwest Cleantech Innovation Summit winners!  Over the last five months, 21 regional startups worked with the Midwest Cleantech Open network, honing their commercialization plans. Each of these companies was featured during last week’s Midwest Innovation Summit, and will now be on display at the national event, the Global Forum, in Silicon Valley […]

Clean Energy Challenge 2014 Awarding up to $500,000 in Prizes

The Clean Energy Challenge is the Midwest’s leading showcase for clean energy innovation. The annual event combines a business plan competition for Midwestern entrepreneurs, researchers and students with presentations by leading clean energy thinkers and doers. Up to $500,000 in prizes will be awarded to the most promising companies at the 2014 Clean Energy Challenge. […]

Membership Survey Results Are In!

Survey Key Findings First off, thank you to everyone who participated in our Membership Survey. Your opinions matter greatly to us, and we are using the survey results to inform our upcoming initiatives to continually improve your MRN membership experience. So without further ado, here is what we learned: Some MRUN membership benefits are not […]

Forbes – Innovation And Investment Dollars Turn To A New Region: The Midwest

The Midwest is an often overlooked region when it comes to raising VC money for startups, but entrepreneurs should think again before darting for the coasts: Midwest accelerators like gener8tor (Madison and Milwaukee) are gaining traction and earning deserved attention from nationwide players. John Philosophos, Partner at Great Oaks Venture Capital (NY), said, “We see big […]

Free Report: Using remote monitoring to contain health costs

One of MRUN’s partners, Burrill & Company recently released a free report that details hospital readmission rates in Europe: As a growing percentage of Europe’s population turns 65 and older, a rising incidence of chronic disease is driving hospital admissions. Readmissions are also rising, adding to the already mounting cost of delivering care in expensive […]

AeroInnovate Seeks Up & Coming Aero-Related Startups for Pitch & Mingle event

UW Oshkosh’s AeroInnovate and the Space Angels Network seek early-stage aero-related companies to attend and apply to present at their fifth annual Pitch & Mingle event, scheduled during AirVenture on Startup Aviation Day – Tuesday, July 30, in the new Innovations Pavilion. Companies selected will have an opportunity to give an eight-minute pitch followed by a […]

WBT2013 Now Accepting Applications

The team behind the World’s Best Technologies Innovation Marketplace (WBT2013) has interviewed a cross-section of investors and licensees to learn what types of technologies they are seeking for investing and licensing. To see a list of the Hot Markets and Sizzling Sectors visit, WBT Technology Scouting. Interviews are on-going, and the list will continue to be updated […]