The Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Cellulosic Operations, Research, and Commercialization (WISCORC) Center is bringing together industry reps, academics, and entrepreneurs in a collaborative environment. As the primary anchor to the Park, WISCORC will support industries in developing and adapting new bio-based technologies and products, accelerate the development of new, renewably-sourced products, and provide much-needed open and secure experimental and research spaces for existing businesses. Businesses in harvesting and transportation; processing and pulping; producing paper, wood products, feed and food; packaging and distribution; and related industries can utilize WISCORC’s services and resources, including:
- Direct support to Wisconsin’s pulp, paper, agriculture, and related industries
- Acceleration services to commercialize biomass research and new ag-based products
- Affordable and energetic collaborative space, flex space, makerspace, laboratories, and shared office space/administrative services for businesses that locate in the Park
- Workforce training and skill advancement opportunities
WISCORC will occupy space in the R&D and administrative building at the entrance to the Park. Seed funding of $100,000 has been provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to develop a business plan and operations structure, with phase I projected to open in 2016.
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