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

American Family Insurance Data Science Institute adds an exciting chapter to a longtime private-campus partnership

Building on UW-Madison’s current data initiatives, this expansion of the American Family Insurance partnership establishes a formal institute on campus fostering growth in data science, supporting work in artificial intelligence, genetics, drug development, material science, and business.

Ideas to reality, new initiative at UW tackles health innovation

A new “Innovation Hub” at UW Health and UW School of Medicine and Public Health led by Thomas “Rock” Mackie aims to unlock potential ideas and projects and channel them to industry-leading results.

Unique way for employers to engage with UW-Madison students

A good resume is key, but what if you could show off the prototype Mars rover you developed when meeting with a hiring manager? That’s just one of the highlights from a reverse career fair held at UW. Check out this approach.

More of UW in Action

Register now for a business engagement day on campus. Small Screen Viewing Big Time Innovation, Watch UW-Madison innovation in action. Click Link