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

UW Innovation in Action

Gloved hands manipulate a skinlike material in a labratory setting

Made-in-Madison skin replacement starts final clinical trial for burn victims

Stratatech, a UW-Madison spinoff, aims to prove to the Food and Drug Administration that its material, called StrataGraft, is safe and effective for treating severe burns. More.

Food Researchers in Lab wearing white labcoates and conducting experiments

UW-Madison and Kerry working together, sharing success

Shaped by inquisitive graduates, collaborative faculty and Kerry staff, and combined with innovative ideas, UW and Kerry are building on their decades-old partnership, exploring new collaborations. More.

GE Researcher seated at a computer

A relationship with real world benefits for patients and Wisconsin

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

More of UW in Action

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