Wisconsin BioAg Gateway

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The Wisconsin BioAg Gateway is a bioag research and
commercialization center focusing on growing new businesses

and positioning, educating, and engaging the region and world in the future of Wisconsin’s agriculture. Working with Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) Vandewalle & Associates led the early concept and vision development, as well as partner development, for this unique project in Madison, Wisconsin.

Vandewalle & Associates is a BioAg Team member with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP), City of Madison, MG&E, Madison Development Corporation, and Orbitec/Planet LLC. The Team continues to meet and position the project for funding, partnerships, business development and fine-tuning the business model.

Project status:

  • The City of Madison has invested $3.4M in the site in order to advance the vision
  • V&A identified and wrote the successful $4.5M EDA grant for the Midwest BioLink Commercialization and Business Center
  • V&A and Hiebing began to help the city market and implement the project, create and guide the advisory board of public and private executives
  • V&A continues to work with MGE and the city to advance the BioAg Gateway project