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The Office of Business Engagement connects industry with the research, talent and solutions of UW–Madison, one of the world’s top universities. We help companies achieve their goals, build relationships and make an impact. Curious about how your business and UW–Madison can work together? Let’s connect!

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UW–Madison by the numbers

UW, affiliated organizations, and related startups’ economic impact

corporate investment on campus

in research expenditures, 8th in the nation (2022)

UW–Madison programs ranked nationally in the top ten

in the nation in patents granted

public university in the nation (Washington Monthly, 2023)


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“Our work with the Office of Business Engagement has strengthened and deepened American Family’s relationship with UW-Madison. Acting as a single point of contact, OBE has made it possible to match our diverse needs with UW’s broad expertise. Today, American Family and UW have a partnership that allows us to be adaptable and act quickly as the market changes.”

Dan Kelly, Chief Underwriting Officer, American Family Insurance


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A few of our partners

American Family Insurance
GE Healthcare
The Kemper Foundation
Molson Coors Beverage Company
U.S. Venture