University of Wisconsin–Madison

Business Partners

You know your business. We know UW–Madison. Years of working with business and industry have taught us what you might be looking for from our university. Here’s how to get started, or ways to assess your current engagement for new ideas.

Connect with top talent: Whether a direct hire, for internships, or to register for career fairs, UW is using Handshake as its talent platform. Get registered and explore the opportunities that exist.

Raise your visibility on campus: We can help you partner on class projects, judge innovation contests, with formal sponsorships and storytelling about our business partnership. Check out the ways we’re integrating our partners into campus.

Tap educational expertise: Whether training a person or a team, UW offers management t, process improvement or specific industry programs to fit your needs, all from leaders in education and research. Find the right development combination for your organization.

Find a research solution to your business problem: With more than 2000 researchers on campus, consortia, and research centers, chances are, UW has the expertise needed to move your issue or challenge towards a solution. Explore some of the research resources available to business.

License UW technology to advance your business: With two-thousand UW available technologies across dozens of categories including instrumentation, pharmaceuticals, food products, agriculture medical devices, pluripotent stem cells, and information technology, make the right connections at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to license UW Technology.

Be present on campus: Explore our monthly Event Calendar for campus events where you can make further campus connections.

But sometimes you may not know how the university can help. Our business engagement directors are poised to work with you to better understand your needs and business goals and to build connections and collaborations with partners on campus.


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.

More of UW in Action

Register now for a business engagement day on campus. Small Screen Viewing Big Time Innovation, Watch UW-Madison innovation in action. Click Link