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.
Wisconsin-based Fortune 500 company Johnson Controls and the UW–Madison Department of Chemistry showed extraordinary creativity and flexibility in the face of the pandemic. Find out how they quickly focused their collaborative work improving indoor air quality on reducing the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
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.
Supported by UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office, startups show resilience in an unprecedented time
While economic uncertainty and the changes to daily life caused by the global pandemic have created countless challenges for business owners across many sectors, startup companies founded by UW–Madison innovators have managed to demonstrate resilience. Since its inception in 2014, UW–Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P) office has helped launch or grow 56 startup companies led by campus innovators. This number includes 27 existing startups that received assistance over the past fiscal year (July 2019 – June 2020), and 8 new startup companies recently launched during that same period.
As we all face the challenges of an economy hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, UW–Madison is getting #BadgersOnTrack by finding new ways to connect employers with our talented, dedicated students and recent graduates. Businesses and Badgers benefit from our easy-to-post micro-internships and job listings.
In a webinar held on May 8, 2020 by the Wisconsin Tech Council Innovation Network, Chancellor Rebecca Blank emphasized the important role of major research universities such as UW–Madison in addressing a crisis such as COVID-19. She also recently co-wrote an opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.