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. 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 Innovation in Action

Two UW-Madison faculty collaborate to develop a solar textile

A unique collaboration between a UW-Madison designer and chemist led to a new solar textile. Now the team has interest from companies across many industries. The solar textile has many opportunities of future applications, including clothing, car seats and refugee shelters. Read more about this story featured in the Smithsonian Magazine.

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 Business Engagement Day on Campus OCR Events Calendar

About OCR

The Office of Corporate Relations is strategically positioned within the Chancellor’s Economic Development Team. Our mission is to help businesses of all sizes connect to the resources of UW–Madison. We help solve business challenges, create new products, and help to grow the economy. Contact us with your question.

Contact Us

UW–Madison Office of Corporate Relations
455 Science Drive, Suite 230
Madison, WI 53711-1077

Phone: 1-877--OCR-WISC (1-877-627-9472)
Fax: 608-263-2841
Email: inquiries@ocr.wisc.edu