University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Innovation In Action

Forward BIO Initiative will offer resources to efficiently translate biomanufacturinginnovations into commercial products

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Bill Murphy, Director of the new Forward BIO Initiative share a moment after the announcement of the $750,000 grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Learn how this initiative aims to advance Wisconsin’s Position as a national leader in biomanufacturing.

Partnership dating back to 1930 benefits municipality and UW

Pilot programs, research and collaborations mark the long history between multiple UW-Madison schools and programs and the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District.  More.

MERLIN Mentors celebrates 10 years and countless startup success stories

Learn firsthand how this program has helped to guide entrepreneurs, boosting their potential and ultimately helping grow the economy. More.


Chancellor Blank helps to welcome Exact Sciences to University Research Park

Exciting growth for University Research Park as Exact Sciences breaks ground on their new headquarters. Learn how this campus, home to many UW spinoffs, is focused on the future. More.

Say Cheese! Business growth linked back to training and expertise from UW-Madison.

Learn how a professional development course from UW-Madison helped to shape the growth of Green County cheesemaker Klondike Cheese. More.

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.

UW startups and spinoffs win awards, including top honor, at Governor’s Business Plan Contest

A University of Wisconsin–Madison startup won the grand prize and three others won top awards in their categories in the 15th annual Governor’s Business Plan Contest. 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.

Badger entrepreneurial spirit shines bright

Check out this impressive group of UW–Madison students whose innovations, ideas and products will change the shape of the world we live in. Read their stories.