UW Innovation in Action

Photo: About 8 glass bottles filled with different materials are lined up. Pictured here are lignin samples in the lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

Researchers create a ‘green’ pharmaceutical from plants rather than from fossil fuels

UW researchers patent a new method to create acetaminophen from plants rather than fossil fuel – solving two headaches with one process. More.

Morningstar Inc., GE Healthcare and PPD Inc. share why they recruit Badgers

In the last year, nearly 8,500 companies have sought out students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison for their talent needs. Whether looking for to fill internships or recent graduates for full-time positions, UW provides a goldmine to meet their workforce needs. More

Four UW entrepreneurs share how they mastered the startup

They are pioneers of startups and spinoffs each with firm roots to UW-Madison. Hear what these founders say they learned as they transitioned from scientist to corporate leader. More.

Industry-ready process makes plastics chemical from plant sugars

Companies often grapple with creating more sustainable and environmentally friendly products while also staying profitable. A team of researchers at UW-Madison and the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) have responded. More on this process and how it can be applied.

UW’s Center for Dairy Research receives dual grants to enhance businesses develop new products

The receives grants to create a new Beverage Innovation Center – a one-of-a-kind resource for businesses and entrepreneurs to develop new dairy beverages. Learn more about the vision and CDR.

American Family Insurance Data Science Institute adds an exciting chapter to a longtime private-campus partnership

Building on UW-Madison’s current data initiatives, this expansion of the American Family Insurance partnership establishes a formal institute on campus fostering growth in data science, supporting work in artificial intelligence, genetics, drug development, material science, and business.

Ideas to reality, new initiative at UW tackles health innovation

A new “Innovation Hub” at UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health led by Thomas “Rock” Mackie aims to unlock potential ideas and projects and channel them to industry-leading results.

Unique way for employers to engage with UW-Madison students

A good resume is key, but what if you could show off the prototype Mars rover you developed when meeting with a hiring manager? That’s just one of the highlights from a reverse career fair held at UW. Check out this approach.

Rockwell Automation amps up education and research with new lab at UW

In a win-win situation UW-Madison engineering students have the chance to gain real-world experience in a one-of-a-kind facility, while at the same time, Rockwell can ensure that future generations of engineers join the workforce with above-par technical skills.

New outposts from Lands’ End,
Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

Wisconsin companies are leveraging UW-Madison resources in their corporate strategy. Learn about the latest companies to set up offices near campus and how the Office of Corporate Relations is helping them find solutions.

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