University of Wisconsin–Madison

Technology Transfer

While the Office of Corporate Relations is not directly involved in technology transfer activities at UW–Madison, we work closely to make connections with our colleagues at WARF so businesses can understand how the innovations and technologies developed at UW can advance business strategies.

Business and Industry Partners

If your business is looking to license UW–Madison technology, learn how to connect with licensing representatives at Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). WARF guides you step by step through the different arrangements, providing access to more than 1,760 WARF-patented technologies. Don’t see something you’re interested in right now? Sign up to get notified of monthly inventions available for licensing through WARF.

UW–Madison Researchers

When you have an invention or technology and need to understand the next steps, connect with intellectual property managers at WARF. This team guides faculty, staff, and students through the process from campus to formal disclosures.

In the news:

WARF’s investment in UW–Madison-based research and education is approximately $80.9 million for 2017-18

WARF to rev up funding for startup companies: $60 million in next 8 years.

WARF and UW–Madison ranked sixth among universities in U.S. utility patents in 2016.

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

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