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 the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).  Feel free to contact us and we can get you connected to the team that can show you 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 has invited thought leaders from throughout Wisconsin to contribute their perspectives on Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea. Follow their series

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.

UW Innovation in Action

A wild Wisconsin yeast is at the core of growing partnerships between UW-Madison and businesses

This unique partnership has students, scientists, and businesses working with new strains of yeast and testing commercial implications by experimenting with unique beer styles and probing the impact on bread dough. More.

Research collaboration with American Family Insurance highlights UW’s ability to tackle business challenges.

Departments from across UW are collaborating with American Family Insurance — helping to apply big data analytics to the company’s data stream. Learn about the project goals and how the process got underway.  More.

Badger entrepreneurial spirit shines bright

Check out this impressive group of UW-Madison students whose innovations, ideas and products will change the shape of the world we live in. Read their stories.

More of UW in Action

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