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 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

Grant to Study Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Madison

Jon Eckhardt, executive director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship has received funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, to study how to improve how university entrepreneurial ecosystems, like that at UW-Madison,  can drive economic growth.

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New outposts from Lands’ End,
Oshkosh Corp. reveal closer corporate relationships with UW–Madison

Wisconsin companies are leveraging UW-Madison resources in their corporate strategy. Learn about the latest companies to set up offices near campus and how the Office of Corporate Relations is helping them find solutions. More.

Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma’s quest for knowledge yields innovations, collaborations, success

Ma cites an impressive research infrastructure, excellent faculty and support for multidisciplinary collaborations as reasons he has been successful at UW-Madison. That is coupled with his desire for his innovations to benefit society, “If the knowledge I contribute can change the world, I will be satisfied.”

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