Inside Wisconsin

WITH TOM STILL

Next-gen nuclear power can augment renewable energy sources

Brent Ridge worked for years just a few hundred yards from a nuclear waste storage site at the Columbia Generating Station near Richland, Washington. Because he was vice-chairman of the Nuclear Safety Review Board for Columbia, Ridge was confident he wasn’t putting his health in danger by working that close to radioactive material.

Business plan contest finalists capture range of ideas in Wisconsin

From three plans for cleaning large amounts of water to a nutraceutical to keep your dog from itching, and from medical science breakthroughs to novel ways to employ artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and software, the “Diligent Dozen” in the 2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest represent a cross section of tech innovation in Wisconsin.

Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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