Tag Innovation & tech transfer

WARF Innovation Award winners take on Zika outbreak, airway obstruction

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.

UW2020 funds projects to enhance research and infrastructure

The initiative seeks to fund research projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study, as well as projects that require significant development prior to the submission of applications for external funding.

WARF draws top inventors, entrepreneurs for fall discussion series

To cap its 90th anniversary celebration, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is hosting a four-part discussion series exploring the cycle of innovation.

UW-Madison engineers contribute expertise to Oshkosh Corporation

When mechanical engineering Professor Dan Negrut took his first ride in Oshkosh Corporation’s new, highly mobile armored truck in July, he marveled at the vehicle’s capabilities.

WARF grants to showcase innovation

As part of its 90th anniversary celebration, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is funding up to five projects that best fete UW–Madison’s legacy of innovation.

Carl Gulbrandsen to retire from WARF in 2016

Carl Gulbrandsen, who joined the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) in 1997 and became managing director in 2000, will retire in 2016.

Simple sample: Federal grant advances pain-free blood tests from UW startup

A company with deep roots at UW–Madison wants to make blood sampling less painful and more convenient. Tasso Inc. is perfecting a device the size of a pingpong ball that extracts a small sample while held against the skin for two minutes.

Patent office director visits for discussion about innovation and opportunity

UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on Wednesday for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and discussion of the future of intellectual property and innovation.

First woman director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office visits for a discussion about innovation and opportunity

UW-Madison, a world leader in producing patents, will welcome Michelle K. Lee, director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on April 15 for a tour of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery and a discussion about the future of intellectual property and innovation.

Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation near the top of the patent charts for 2013

In 2013, with 160 patents, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) was near the pinnacle of the university patent heap.