University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Faculty and Staff

If you have a business or product idea, and you’re not sure about the next step, explore some of the resources available to you at UW–Madison.

  • Resources at WARF can help you learn about the disclosure process, including who must disclose, how to do so.
  • The Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic offers guidance to faculty on the practices and process of intellectual property and other disclosures.
  • Set up your own start-up workspace right in the center of campus. Co-work alongside other faculty and staff entrepreneurs with affordable, amenity-included Madworks Coworking @1403
  • Explore a series of resources we’ve collected for entrepreneurs featuring ways to move your idea, product or start-up forward.
  • Tap into the wealth of professional development opportunities on campus which can help you advance your own career.
  • Looking to share your story?  Learn how to contact University Communications.
  • Sign-up for our monthly newswire events email. Use it to become aware of business and industry focused events happening in our area.

Need more direction? Contact our liaisons who will work to understand your needs and make the connections you need to be successful.

UW Innovation in Action

Grant to Study Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Madison

Jon Eckhardt, executive director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship has received funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to study how to improve how university entrepreneurial ecosystems, like that at UW-Madison,  can drive economic growth.

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New outposts from Lands’ End,
Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

Wisconsin companies are leveraging UW-Madison resources in their corporate strategy. Learn about the latest companies to set up offices near campus and how the Office of Corporate Relations is helping them find solutions. More.

Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma’s quest for knowledge yields innovations, collaborations, success

Ma cites an impressive research infrastructure, excellent faculty and support for multidisciplinary collaborations as reasons he has been successful at UW-Madison. That is coupled with his desire for his innovations to benefit society, “If the knowledge I contribute can change the world, I will be satisfied.”

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