Research and Expertise
UW–Madison is a research powerhouse with an infrastructure to transform discoveries into resources and products that address real-world issues. It offers business and industry the expertise and opportunities to form collaborations and partnerships. Explore the opportunities below or contact a business engagement liaison.
Connect with UW–Madison Researchers
Use the Wisconsin Discovery Portal database to find experts on your topic. The database provides profiles on more than 2,500 researchers at UW–Madison. You can search the database in a variety of ways:
- by expertise in a particular field;
- for researchers with existing/current collaborations with industry; or
- for researchers that are available for collaboration.
Access Research Centers
UW–Madison boasts more than 200 research centers, consortia, and related groups, and regularly adds programming to address critical issues. Some examples include:
- College of Engineering industry-specific centers, consortia, and institutes.
- Wisconsin School of Business Knowledge Centers.
- University of Wisconsin Biotechnology Center
Don’t see your industry or topic on the list? Ask a business engagement liaison.
Explore Research Partnership Opportunities
The Office of Industrial Partnerships, a part of Research and Sponsored Programs, provides institutional review and negotiation of agreements supporting partnership relationships and serves as a point of contact for UW investigators and industry partners.
Conduct Research with UW-Madison through Contracted Research Opportunities
The UW–Madison academic and scientific environment extends its infrastructure and expertise to business and industry. Explore the opportunities available in the areas that include:
- Contracted drug development and fee-for-service research
- Contracted biotechnology research
- Contracted research in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- Shared Research Equipment Program at the Discovery Building
Tap International Expertise
The International Division serves business, government and the public in an age of globalization. The Division houses the Institute for Regional International Studies, which features internationally focused research centers and departments that provide programs, strategy, analysis, and education.
UW–Madison’s International Internship Program develops a global talent pool to serve the needs of state, national and international employers.
Bring UW–Madison Speakers Bureau
UW–Madison faculty and/or staff are available to visit your organization for a talk through our Speakers Bureau. Our speakers all volunteer their time and talents and feature a diversity of topics. The Speakers Bureau, which is funded by private donations, covers their travel costs to organizations within the state of Wisconsin. Find speakers and topics at the Speakers Bureau website.