OBE’s Spring 2022 Update

OBE keeps you up to date through our quarterly e-newsletter; here’s the latest issue for Spring 2022. Subscribe here (or, forward this newsletter to yourself or a friend). The UW–Madison Office of Business Engagement (OBE) helps …

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.

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.