University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.”

UW-Madison Student Startup Update – Fetch Rewards

Fetch Rewards, a company hatched by Wes Schroll while he was a UW–Madison undergraduate five years ago, is ramping up its introduction of a mobile app-based reward system for grocery buyers. More.

UW startup hits Paris to highlight their tech

The invention by Torq Labs tracks leg movement in runners using five sensors, with help from a smartphone app. Learn more about the tech and their continued connection to UW.

A few of our favorites: Innovation in Action

Every day amazing things happen at UW. We are lucky to see some of these innovations up close. Check out a few of our favorite stories from 2017.

Intro engineering class at UW-Madison prepares a unique type of future grad

College of Engineering design class challenges students to look towards real-word applications early in their college experience. Learn why that is a benefit.

UW-Madison radiologist researchers capturing images of the brain – making an impact on future diagnosis

Researchers at UW-Madison’s radiology department are some of the first to use a new MRI from GE Healthcare that images the brain’s tiny crossing fibers and white matter like never before.  Learn why this is so important for research and patients.

Accelerator Program helping to speed commercialization of UW Innovations

Great ideas are numerous at UW-Madison, but translate those ideas into products and into the market place needs a special kind of expertise. That is where the WARF Accelerator Program is helping to foster results. Learn more about their approach and the results.

UW Makerspace unleashes limitless student creativity

The 12,000-square-foot space is a maker’s dream; it houses 3D printers, laser cutters, machine tools, virtual and augmented reality hardware, microscopes, soldering irons, bicycle tools and many more instruments and gadgets to assist engineering students in bringing their ideas to life.