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

UW startup hits Paris to highlight their tech

The invention by Torq Labs tracks leg movement in runners using five sensors, with help from a smartphone app. Learn more about the tech and their continued connection to UW.

A few of our favorites: Innovation in Action

Every day amazing things happen at UW. We are lucky to see some of these innovations up close. Check out a few of our favorite stories from 2017.

Intro engineering class at UW-Madison prepares a unique type of future grad

College of Engineering design class challenges students to look towards real-word applications early in their college experience. Learn why that is a benefit.

More of UW in Action

Small Screen Viewing Big Time Innovation, Watch UW-Madison innovation in action. Click Link OCR Events Calendar