Turning sustainable plant sugars into a new source of petroleum products is the type of discovery that could change the world. Protecting the science behind it, as well as giving support to develop it, is just as important. With the assistance and encouragement of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), Virent had the patents in place and the support to turn its research into a viable business. Today, Virent is partnering with companies such as Shell, Cargill, Coca-Cola and Honda to further assist them with innovation and commercialization.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) collaborates with WARF and other partners to help advance companies like Virent, so groundbreaking ideas continue to develop and be supported in Wisconsin. WEDC works with more than 600 partners to nurture an environment that helps attract investment and encourage discoveries that fundamentally improve our everyday lives. We offer customized solutions and resources to help companies start, grow or relocate in Wisconsin.
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