Tag WARF

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

June 6, 2017

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), which serves as the designated patent management organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, moved up to sixth place among the Top 100 Worldwide Universities which were granted U.S. utility patents in 2016.

UW, GE Healthcare team up to improve medical imaging, patient outcomes

May 19, 2017

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.

Renewable plastic precursor could grow cellulosic biofuel industry

April 6, 2017

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material by more than two dollars per gallon.

Fast Plants Program’s new varieties are tailored for classroom use

December 8, 2016

A UW–Madison program built around plants that mature quickly enough to engage the scientific curiosity of elementary through college students is releasing two new varieties that make the popular plants even better suited to classrooms.

Awards at UW–Madison recognize businesses that serve financial, social and environmental goals

November 21, 2016

Four Wisconsin businesses with missions that merge entrepreneurship, social change and sustainable practices each received a $25,000 “Force for Positive Change Award" during a ceremony Friday, Nov. 18, at the Discovery Building at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Social entrepreneurship event, awards set for Friday

November 16, 2016

What: The first ever “Force for Positive Change” awards ceremony and event, with a slate of national speakers in addition to four Wisconsin-based organizations taking home …

Wisconsin Science Festival: It’s not just a Madison thing

October 26, 2016

The Wisconsin Science Festival passed a milestone this year, says organizer Laura Heisler of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation at UW–Madison. "For the first time, we had more activities and events outside Madison than inside Madison."

WARF Innovation Award winners take on Zika outbreak, airway obstruction

October 13, 2016

A potential vaccine for a worrisome virus and a real-time method to monitor sedated patients have taken top honors from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The winning teams are led by UW–Madison's Jorge Osorio and Guelay Bilen-Rosas.

WARF patent drawing exhibit shows artistic side of science

September 27, 2016

For decades, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has helped UW–Madison inventors transform their ideas into reality, whether it’s a solar cooker, a self-tying shoelace device or even the DNA of the bubonic plague. Now WARF is displaying the visual beauty — and wide variety — of all those ideas.

UW-Madison among top universities for VC-backed entrepreneurs

September 19, 2016

UW-Madison ranked 14th worldwide among universities in a new report measuring how many graduates became entrepreneurs backed by venture capital.

New computer chip manufacturing method squeezes more onto limited wafer space

September 6, 2016

Computer chip makers continuously strive to pack more transistors in less space, yet as the size of those transistors approaches the atomic scale, there are physical limits on how small they are able to make the patterns for the circuitry.