University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research and Expertise

UW–Madison is a research powerhouse with an infrastructure to transform discoveries into resources and products that address real-world issues. It offers business and industry the expertise and opportunities to form collaborations and partnerships. Explore the opportunities below or contact a liaison from OCR.

UW–Madison Researchers

Use the Wisconsin Discovery Portal database to find experts on your topic. The database provides profiles on more than 2,500 researchers at UW–Madison. You can search the database in a variety of ways:

  • by expertise in a particular field;
  • for researchers with existing/current collaborations with industry; or
  • for researchers that are available for collaboration.

Research Centers

UW–Madison boasts more than 200 research centers, consortia and related groups, and regularly adds programming to address critical issues.

College of Engineering centers, consortia and institutes.

Don’t see your industry or topic on the list? Ask an OCR liaison.

Research Partnership Opportunities

The Office of Industrial Partnerships provides institutional review and negotiation of agreements supporting partnership relationships and serves as a point of contact for UW investigators and industry partners.

Contracted Research Opportunities

The UW–Madison academic and scientific environment extends its infrastructure and expertise to business and industry. Explore the opportunities available in the areas that include:

International Expertise

The International Division serves business, government and the public in an age of globalization. The Division houses the Institute for Regional International Studies, which features internationally focused research centers and departments that provide programs, strategy, analysis and education.

UW–Madison’s International Internship Program develops a global talent pool to serve the needs of state, national and international employers.

UW–Madison Speakers Bureau

UW–Madison faculty and/or staff are available to visit your organization for a talk through our Speakers Bureau. Our speakers all volunteer their time and talents and feature provide a diversity of topics. The Speakers Bureau, which is funded by private donations, covers their travel costs to organizations within the state of Wisconsin. Find speakers and topics at the Speakers Bureau website.

 

UW Innovation in Action

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.

Ahead of the curve – exciting new development for flexible electronics

UW-Madison group creates a simple, fast and inexpensive fabrication process that is bound to catch the attention of product developers. Learn why this development is so unique.

More of UW in Action

OCR Events Calendar