The President of the University of Wisconsin System called on technology business and education leaders to promote UW research.
Speaking at the Science and Technology Symposium held at UW-Eau Claire, UW System President Ray Cross said university-based research affects our daily lives in many ways.
Cross said the research is a major factor in the state’s economy, drawing nearly $790 million in federal and private investment last year. “Using a conservative economic multiplier the economic impact of that investment in university-based research for just one year was more than $1.4 billion.”
Cross called on the business and education leaders to help form a coalition to convince the public and lawmakers that supporting research is one of the most transformative investments they can make.
Dan Lea, WAYY