Creating sustainability solutions
and economic opportunities
- Laboratory services
- Education in sustainability
UWSP and WIST awarded economic development incentive grants
Grants awarded by the UW System will support economic development in projects at universities across Wisconsin.
At UW-Stevens Point, two WIST projects were funded: A grant of $2.8 million will fund a collaborative research facility for development and commercialization of biorefinery technologies. A grant of $1.4 million will fund innovation in specialty papers, including upgrades to the UW-Stevens Point pilot paper plant to enable improved education and training as well as trial-run production of laminated and coated papers for packaging, a sector with high growth potential.
Stevens Point Journal reporter Nathan Vine wrote about the grants and their potential to help regional businesses in this November 14 article for Gannett's Central Wisconsin newspapers. For more about the grants, read the UW-Stevens Point news release here; the UW-System news release here; and a column in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the grant awards here.
WIST's current annual report
Read WIST's latest annual report, issued October 2013