Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, the Office of Business Engagement is taking a moment to reflect.

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  • Year in Review: Our Top Headlines of 2022

    As the year comes to a close, the Office of Business Engagement is taking a moment to reflect on 2022—a year of connection, growth and partnership. Here are our top headlines for the year, which were all made possible thanks to our business and industry partners.

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    Industry-university connections pick up this fall

    It’s been a busy fall for the Office of Business Engagement (OBE) and its corporate partners, with on and off-campus meetings focused on sustainability, engineering research, genomic innovations, talent, and of course, Badger football. In …

  • UW–Madison named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation reflects UW–Madison’s commitment to economic engagement, including its focus on innovation, workforce development, public service, and community engagement. Nominee institutions undergo a rigorous self-study and stakeholder engagement process to identify their economic development strengths and areas of growth and improvement.

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