The Office of Business Engagement had a busy month in April, with a collection of on-campus meetings and events bringing together university and corporate partners across multiple industries and disciplines. On April 12, OBE hosted …
Assistant director of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships at NSF discusses directorate’s purpose, potential
The College of Letters & Science hosted Dr. Erwin Gianchandani, the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) assistant director of the agency’s new Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) Directorate, for a fireside chat on March 23.
OBE’s Spring 2023 Update
OBE keeps you up to date through our quarterly e-newsletter; here’s the latest issue, featuring highlights from the UW System Board of Regents meeting, partnership stories and more.
How to turn plastic waste into a building block of Wisconsin’s economy
One word: plastics. Two words: Industry partnerships. Read about Dr. George W. Huber’s work to help build Wisconsin’s economy by upcycling flexible plastic packaging.
Industry and campus leaders highlight partnership successes, areas for growth
In February, business and campus leaders presented a dynamic, informative panel on UW–Madison’s industry collaborations at the Board of Regents meeting at Union South.
Chancellor Mnookin highlights “virtuous cycle” of industry engagement
At the recent UW System Board of Regents meeting hosted by UW–Madison, campus leaders discussed the strengths and successes of the university’s work to engage industry, as well as how it can continue to improve. Chancellor Mnookin’s presentation, “Enhancing Excellence, Overcoming Obstacles, and Pursuing Partnerships,” highlighted several success stories of UW–Madison’s industry engagement.
Year in Review: Our Top Headlines of 2022
As the year comes to a close, the Office of Business Engagement is taking a moment to reflect on 2022—a year of connection, growth and partnership. Here are our top headlines for the year, which were all made possible thanks to our business and industry partners.
Industry-university connections pick up this fall
It’s been a busy fall for the Office of Business Engagement (OBE) and its corporate partners, with on and off-campus meetings focused on sustainability, engineering research, genomic innovations, talent and—of course—Badger football.
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.
Inaugural Jake Leinenkugel Diversity in Brewing Award recipient announced
Babayosimi (Simi) Fadiran, a microbiology major in his second year, is the 2022 recipient of the Jake Leinenkugel Diversity in Brewing Award, which supports students from underrepresented groups pursuing studies in brewing or fermentation sciences at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.