University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW Innovation In Action

Mackie honored at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium just as his latest startup shifts toward high gear

Thomas “Rock” Mackie, a scientist, entrepreneur and educator, has been honored with the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurial Education award for career-long assistance to students and faculty interested in starting businesses. More.

A UW-Madison student spinoff continues to Fetch rewards

It’s easy to be fans of UW-Madison spinoff Fetch – their focus is on making our lives easier in the grocery store check out. Now fueled by $8.5 million in capital and with 37 full-time employees in Madison they are looking to grow and find new talent. More.

Real Estate Capstone Class Helps Small Towns in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin School of Business helps real estate MBA students apply their classroom knowledge while benefiting communities throughout the state and offering valuable insights on the realities of real estate development. “Main Street Projects” serves the State of Wisconsin while educating students, truly living the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea. More.

UW–Madison to open Federal Statistical Research Data Center

The opening of a new data center at UW–Madison will thrust Wisconsin into the forefront of a revolution in social science research, creating new opportunities for growth and collaboration – including drivers of new business startups, and the effect of state and federal fiscal policy on macroeconomic performance. More.

Related: Blank’s Slate: “It’s no secret that I love data.”


UW-Madison engineers contribute expertise to Oshkosh Corporation

Oshkosh Corporation, a company that employs over 100 UW-Madison alumni, and that is actively working with distinguished alumni from the College of Engineering, was recently selected for a contract to supply tactical vehicles to the U.S. Department of Defense — an agreement valued at 30 billion dollars. More.

Chancellor Blank visits Wausau businesses to discuss partnerships

What do business leaders in central Wisconsin say they need above all else? That’s the question Chancellor Rebecca Blank asked at a recent meeting with executives whose companies have global reach. The answer… Read more.

Related: UW-Madison engineers contribute expertise to Oshkosh Corporation

American Family makes 10-year pledge to support UW partnerships

The University of Wisconsin–Madison and American Family Insurance will expand their longtime partnership in support of academic programs, research, athletics and charitable activities, with the insurer pledging $40 million to the UW over the next 10 years. More


Research teams develop a new kind of wood chip

A UW–Madison collaboration looks at the future of computer chips based in an unlikely material. More.

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Made in Madison software from UW grads fueling an app revolution

Learn how two grads are seeing rapid growth in their business and why staying in Madison is part of their long-term business plan.

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Business and university collaboration is a win-win

Working together Orchid Monroe and UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium  had the opportunity to think big!