University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Honors for UW-Madison researchers taking on the Zika outbreak and life threatening airway obstructions during surgery

UW–Madison inventors have filed more than 400 disclosures with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in the last 12 months. The top ideas, demonstrating the most “sensational ideas being developed across disciplines” were honored this week, offering a glimpse into the future of innovation and discovery at UW.

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Flexible educational programs bring the UW to professionals across the state

Chancellor Blank:  “Education is changing rapidly, and UW-Madison is leading the charge by developing ever more accessible ways for adults to participate. Just as much as our cutting-edge research, our outreach to the state’s workforce fuels the economy. These flexible programs provide lifelong learners with new job skills and create a whole new group of Badger alumni.” More

Innovative UW master’s program links science, business and law

Biotech is big, and UW-Madison’s M.S. in Biotechnology program is paving the way for other institutions with its avant-garde curriculum. The program’s cross-disciplinary approach prepares students in a wide variety of fields to be leaders of promising new technologies that are penetrating all sectors of the economy. More.

Collaborative showcases a win-win for business and UW

By tapping into University of Wisconsin—Madison expertise in quick response manufacturing,  Aldevron, a biotechnology company, is bringing their products to market more quickly and improving their profits.

UW-Madison startups compete and win based on economic impact for Wisconsin

In a creative twist, the Madworks Accelerator challenged startups to compete in a “pitch night” where the case had to center around making the largest economic impact on the state of Wisconsin. Two of the top three prizes are linked to UW. More.

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WARF ranks in top 10 universities for U.S. patents

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), a foundation dedicated to promoting, encouraging, and aiding scientific investigation and research at UW-Madison was ranked 7th among universities for U.S. patents. These rankings show the great success of a research university and intellectual foundation collaborating together. More.

Video: UW–Madison, a world leader in Zika virus research

It’s no accident that researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have taken a lead role addressing the Zika virus epidemic gripping the Americas. Many of them were already at work fighting viruses and mosquito-borne diseases in Central and South America. More.

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Rankings showcase UW–Madison

The University of UW–Madison has once again placed high in two recent rankings.  Produced by Money Magazine, UW–Madison made the top 10 list of colleges that produce the most Fortune 500 CEOs and was ranked 25th in the world by the Center for World University Rankings. More.

Strong UW Startup Presence in Governor’s Business Plan Competition

Five startups that emerged from the UW—Madison vied for the top prize at the Governor’s Business Plan Contest June 7-8 during the 14th annual Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in Madison.  Learn more on the UW connection to the entries and the business solution they aim to solve. More.

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What is found through the deciphering of the carrots’ genetic code?

A recent public-private project dug deep, into the genome of carrots. And as researchers were able to sequence genomes, their work may also make an impacts on carrots and other crops that could improve health and economic outcomes in other nations. More.