University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Faculty and Staff

If you have a business or product idea, and you’re not sure about the next step, explore some of the resources available to you at UW–Madison.

  • Resources at WARF can help you learn about the disclosure process, including who must disclose, how to do so.
  • The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic offers guidance to faculty on the practices and process of intellectual property and other disclosures.
  • Set up your own start-up workspace right in the center of campus. Co-work alongside other faculty and staff entrepreneurs with affordable, amenity-included Madworks Coworking @1403
  • Explore a series of resources we’ve collected for entrepreneurs featuring ways to move your idea, product or start-up forward.
  • Tap into the wealth of professional development opportunities on campus which can help you advance your own career.
  • Looking to share your story?  Learn how to contact University Communications.
  • Sign-up for our monthly newswire events email. Use it to become aware of business and industry focused events happening in our area.

Need more direction? Contact our liaisons who will work to understand your needs and make the connections you need to be successful.

UW Innovation in Action

A new name, and a new director. The Office of Business Engagement

We are now the Office of Business Engagement. Our new name is a restatement of the university’s proud 15-year commitment to help facilitate access for businesses across the university community. We also welcome managing director, Amy Achter. More.

A wild Wisconsin yeast is at the core of growing partnerships between UW–Madison and businesses

This unique partnership has students, scientists, and businesses working with new strains of yeast and testing commercial implications by experimenting with unique beer styles and probing the impact on bread dough. More.

Research collaboration with American Family Insurance highlights UW’s ability to tackle business challenges.

Departments from across UW are collaborating with American Family Insurance — helping to apply big data analytics to the company’s data stream. Learn about the project goals and how the process got underway.  More.

More of UW in Action

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