News Releases

2012

Whitewater Selects New City Manager - Sep 23 2012

The Whitewater City Council has selected Cameron L. Clapper to serve as city manager. The unanimous choice was made Saturday after interviewing five candidates for the post, according to a news release from the city.

Whitewater Incubation Program [WhIP] Participants to be Showcased - Sep 17 2012

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater WhIP's Summer/Fall iHUB Showcase will feature presentations by Fellows, Mentors, and Scholars.  WhIP consists of a number of different programs designed to provide coaching, mentoring, support, and services to new business ventures linked to the Innovation Center.

Technology Park "Lessons" to be Shared at AURP Conference on September 20, 2012 - Sept 12, 2012

Robert Young, Executive Director of the Whitewater University Technology Park Board, Ronald "Bud" Gayhart, Director of the Small Business Development Center and Board member, and Denise Ehlen, Director of Research and Sponsored Programs and Whitewater Incubation Program Administrator, will present "Creating a Unique Community of Innovation" at the Association of University Research Parks' Annual Conference.

Innovation Center / Whitewater Incubation Program [WhIP] Client Wins Fastpitch - Aug 9 2012

From high-rising ceiling drills to a website for international students, local entrepreneurs hoping to sell their ideas--in three minutes or less--competed in the Stateline Fastpitch competition.

UW-Whitewater named top workplace regionally, nationally – May 18 2012

For the second consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the only university and only state agency named a Top 100 Workplace in southeast Wisconsin.

Kevin Brunner leaving Whitewater post – May 10 2012

City Manager Kevin Brunner informed the Whitewater Common Council Thursday that he has accepted a position as Walworth County director of Central Services/Public Works pending confirmation by that county's board of supervisors.

Innovation Express – May 9 2012

On April 29, an “innovation” in regional public transit service 12 years in the making rolled out of downtown Janesville on its first run.

Whitewater Incubation Program – Apr 1 2012

The Whitewater Incubation Program (WhIP) launched in 2011 to foster business start-ups and entrepreneurship in the Whitewater community. This video was entered in the U.S.SourceLink Innovative Practices Challenge.

UW-Whitewater Innovation Center Celebrates First Anniversary – Mar 14 2012

The technology park and the Innovation Center celebrate their first anniversary.

UW-Whitewater incubator 70% leased at one-year mark – Mar 12 2012

A business incubator developed by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the City of Whitewater is more than 70% leased at it prepares to celebrate the one-year anniversary of its opening.

Robert Young named Technology Park director – Jan 12 2012

The park, on the city's east side, is a business incubator for entrepreneurs and high tech startup companies

UWW MBA Program the Largest in the State – 2012

The College of Business and Economics has been accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) since the 1970s. Only 5% of business schools internationally have earned AACSB accreditation...

2011

Virtual charter school announces move to Innovation Center - Nov 15 2011

The Jefferson Eastern Dane Interactive Network (JEDI), a distance-learning/virtual classroom group, will lease an 800 square-foot space in the Innovation Center’s second floor.

Innovation Center to honor legacy of Johnson Controls founder - Nov 11 2011

Warren S. Johnson, professor at Whitewater Normal School and founder of Johnson Controls, received a patent for the first electronic room thermostat in 1883.

Social Media Forum at Whitewater Innovation Center – Sept 20th 2011

Keynote speaker Sara Meaney leads the Sept. 28 event, aimed at helping entrepreneurs and business owners stay competitive.

UW-Whitewater ranked in Top 100 Workplaces – May 25 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the only university and only state agency honored as a Top 100 Workplace in rankings compiled by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Blackthorne Capital becomes first private tenant at Innovation Center – April 26 2011

The Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park welcomed its first private business tenant as Blackthorne Capital Management moved in this month.

Marketing executive and investor Gary Gigot to kick off Innovation Center Speaker Series – April 6 2011

Green Bay native Gary Gigot comes to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Monday, April 11, to talk about the promising potential of startup companies.

Gary Lengyel named interim manager of Innovation Center – Jan 25 2011

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater named Gary Lengyel to helm the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park.

Innovation Center gains international recognition - Jan 05 2011

Even before it officially opens in February, the Innovation Center at Whitewater University Technology Park is garnering international attention.

2010

Students win $10,000 in Kohler fixtures for Innovation Center - Oct 20 2010

Members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s student chapter of the American Marketing Association took home the top prize in a national competition to promote water conservation.

Ground broken for Innovation Center in Whitewater University Technology Park – April 28 2010

The ceremonial groundbreaking marks the start of the first building in the 125-acre park, a joint project of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, city of Whitewater and the Whitewater Community Development Authority.

Groundbreaking set April 27 for Innovation Center in Whitewater University Technology Park – April 19 2010

A ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the 125-acre park on Whitewater’s east side.

CESA 2 to lease space in Whitewater University Technology Park - Jan 26 2010

The Whitewater University Technology Park continues to take shape as CESA 2, the state's largest Cooperative Educational Service Agency, becomes the park's first major tenant.

2009

Whitewater University Technology Park groundbreaking Sept. 29 - Sept 21 2009

The event, which is open to the public, will also include the changing of the street name from Corporate Drive to Innovation Drive.

Whitewater University Technology Park receives $4.7 million from EDA – Sept 11 2009

The Innovation Center is designed to foster the development of new business-based research conducted by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater faculty and staff and their business partners.

University, city agree on technology park location - May 18th 2009

The city and the Whitewater Community Development Authority have agreed to locate the Whitewater University Technology Park in the existing Business Park.