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University of Wisconsin System students, faculty, and academic staff conduct world-renowned research designed to advance the public good and encourage entrepreneurial growth and innovation throughout the state. Aided by university patent and trademark services, research efforts translate into new jobs, new business start-ups, campus-industry collaborations, and other economic opportunities.

Each UW institution provides information on academic research and development programs, grants, and other activities and resources.

UW Research Programs and Resources

Research Grant Contacts

Technology Transfer

  • Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) - Patents the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers and licenses these technologies to leading companies in Wisconsin, the United States, and worldwide.
  • UWM Research Foundation - Supports research and innovation at UW-Milwaukee by providing funding for scholarships and grants and by engaging in corporate partnering activities.
  • WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc. - A subsidiary of WARF, WiSys identifies innovative technologies developed throughout the UW System to bring them to the marketplace.