University of Wisconsin–Madison

Technology Transfer

While the Office of Business Engagement is not directly involved in technology transfer activities at UW–Madison, we work closely to make connections with our colleagues at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).  Feel free to contact us and we can get you connected to the team that can show you how the innovations and technologies developed at UW can advance business strategies.

Business and Industry Partners

If your business is looking to license UW–Madison technology, learn how to connect with licensing representatives at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF guides you step by step through the different arrangements, providing access to more than 1,760 WARF-patented technologies. Don’t see something you’re interested in right now? Sign up to get notified of monthly inventions available for licensing through WARF.

UW–Madison Researchers

When you have an invention or technology and need to understand the next steps, connect with intellectual property managers at WARF. This team guides faculty, staff, and students through the process from campus to formal disclosures.

In the news:
WARF has invited thought leaders from throughout Wisconsin to contribute their perspectives on Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea. Follow their series

WARF’s investment in UW–Madison-based research and education is approximately $80.9 million for 2017-18

WARF to rev up funding for startup companies: $60 million in next 8 years.

UW Innovation in Action

Industry partners leverage UW-Madison for their business success

Four large Midwestern businesses take the stage at Day on Campus event to give an inside look at how they established and profited from their partnership with UW-Madison. More.

Photo: About 8 glass bottles filled with different materials are lined up. Pictured here are lignin samples in the lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute.

Researchers create a ‘green’ pharmaceutical from plants rather than from fossil fuels

UW researchers patent a new method to create acetaminophen from plants rather than fossil fuel – solving two headaches with one process. More.

Morningstar Inc., GE Healthcare and PPD Inc. share why they recruit Badgers

In the last year, nearly 8,500 companies have sought out students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison for their talent needs. Whether looking for to fill internships or recent graduates for full-time positions, UW provides a goldmine to meet their workforce needs. More

More of UW in Action

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