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.

Experienced innovator to lead new Technology Entrepreneurship Office

A partnership among the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS); the College of Letters & Science; and the College of Engineering, TEO will accelerate the commercialization of UW–Madison science and technology advances by increasing the speed and frequency at which UW research is translated into usable technology. TEO will support STEM-based innovations from any faculty, staff or student at UW–Madison.

OBE’s Spring 2022 Update

OBE’s quarterly e-newsletter keeps businesses connected to UW–Madison’s forward-thinking community of students, faculty, staff, and researchers. In this issue: Kemper Foundation champions diversity and inclusion work with five-year pledge; Industrial and System Engineering (ISyE) students learn while solving real-world business problems; Chancellor honors entrepreneurs; and more.

School of Computer, Data and Information Sciences Career Fair proves popular

The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences job fair on Feb. 15 at Union South featured a variety of employers offering opportunities to talented, innovative UW–Madison graduates and recent alumni. This year’s participating companies range from rapidly growing start-ups to industry-leading enterprises, firms whose primary products are software to those using technology to support infrastructure.

Trek partners with UW–Madison to show health, climate benefits of bicycling

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have teamed up with global bike company Trek Bicycle on a new research endeavor that demonstrates the potential health and environmental benefits of cycling. Partially funded by Trek, the research conducted by the Health Oriented Transportation Initiative (HOT) at the UW-Madison Global Health Institute shows that increasing cycling and decreasing routine driving is an effective way to improve human health and combat climate change.

UW–Madison’s impressive economic impact

We’re proud to share UW–Madison’s most recent Economic Impact Report, which reinforces UW–Madison’s impact in both the private and public sectors and demonstrates the many ways we support prosperity across the state of Wisconsin. We thank all of our partners that have helped accomplish this achievement.