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UW-Superior to host the 2024 WiSys SPARK Symposium

SUPERIOR-University of Wisconsin-Superior will host the WiSys SPARK Symposium this summer, bringing the best and brightest innovators from across the state together.

The symposium, taking place on the UW-Superior campus from July 24-26 this year, is held annually at a different location around the state to celebrate research and innovation throughout the state. This is the 17th year of the WiSys SPARK Symposium and it attracts over 200 attendees, including UW faculty and students, and leaders from industry and the community.

Highlights of the WiSys SPARK Symposium include the WiSys Quick Pitch State Final, an Innovation Awards celebration, and a showcase of student research & innovation. Additional programming topics and sessions can be seen here. This year, a special emphasis will be on sustainable practices in food and agriculture – supported by the NSF Engine development award: Advancing Sustainable Agriculture in Wisconsin.

“We are looking forward to bringing the WiSys SPARK Symposium back to UW-Superior,” said Arjun Sanga, WiSys President. “This event showcases the innovation happening across our state, and it is exciting to shine a spotlight on the growing innovation and entrepreneurial excellence at the Universities of Wisconsin.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the WiSys SPARK Symposium back to campus,” said UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter. “This event serves as an excellent opportunity to feature not only research and innovation from the state but also our students’ outstanding research projects and presentation skills.  It’s also a wonderful time to connect with the partners and others around the region and share so many of the great things happening at UW-Superior.”

Registration to attend the symposium is now open and closes on Friday, June 28.  Please visit to register for the symposium today. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Blane Huppert, WiSys Sponsor and Partnership Associate, at [email protected].

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