For UW Inventors
PARTNERING WITH UW–MADISON FACULTY, STUDENTS & STAFF
WARF advances UW–Madison discoveries to benefit society. Since 1925, we have helped thousands of patents find real-world applications to make a difference in countless lives and have invested more than $2 billion (adjusted for inflation) back into the university to fund more research.
It’s never too early to talk to us about your idea. UW–Madison selected WARF to receive all invention disclosures from faculty, staff and students. This policy allows WARF and the university to review any contractual obligations associated with your discovery to be sure you move forward in the right direction. WARF is a proud partner and offers generous returns, advances technologies to the marketplace and defends intellectual property.
Why work with WARF?
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
We are your resource. Contact us any time to schedule a confidential, informal discussion. Our team of professionals will talk you through the process of bringing your innovation from campus to the world. You can also review our step-by-step summary of the tech transfer process.Learn about our process
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