• 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.

  • UW–Madison increases research expenditures by $16 million, retains top 10 research institution ranking

    The National Science Foundation has released its 2021 fiscal year Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) data, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison has again ranked eighth in the national research rankings for public and private universities. UW–Madison ranked eighth in the last survey covering the 2020 fiscal year. The rankings are the first to include a full fiscal year reflecting pandemic impacts.

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    OBE’s Winter 2022 Update

    OBE keeps you up to date through our quarterly e-newsletter; here's the latest issue, featuring UW–Madison's recent designation as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, the new Technology and Entrepreneurship Office, and a flurry of industry-university partnership activity.

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    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. In …

  • 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.

  • Outside photo of Grainger Hall at UW-Madison

    Partner with Students from the Wisconsin School of Business this Spring

    Do you have a business question you wish you could spend more time on? Have a project but not enough resources? The Wisconsin School of Business' Capstone Consulting Practicum connects teams of students with organizations on a 12-week, live consulting-style project.

  • Chancellor Mnookin visits key partners around the state

    In her first few months on campus, new UW–Madison chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin has crisscrossed the state on a listening and learning tour. A number of her stops included visits to several of UW–Madison’s long-time …

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