Investing in Research, Celebrating Discovery

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Explore WARF programs and events

WARF sponsors numerous initiatives to bridge disciplines, spark invention and inspire the community. Many of these programs are held at the Town Center in the Discovery Building, which has hosted more than 650,000 visitors and more than 17,000 events since 2011.

 

Our programs draw a spectrum of audiences, from scholars to small business owners to K-12 students. Learners of all ages – and from all corners of Wisconsin – find value here. Explore a full listing of programs below.

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For entrepreneurs and researchers

  • Discovery Challenge - research competition to encourage cross-discipline collaboration
  • Entrepreneurons - practical advice and networking for entrepreneurs
  • Essential Topics - timely information on intellectual property & tech commercialization
  • Noon @ the Niche - brown bag lunches for science lovers (bring your own)
  • UpStart - multiweek course for minority and women entrepreneurs

 



For K-12 families and educators

 
 


For entrepreneurs and researchers

  • Discovery Challenge - research competition to encourage cross-discipline collaboration
  • Entrepreneurons - practical advice and networking for entrepreneurs
  • Essential Topics - timely information on intellectual property & tech commercialization
  • Noon @ the Niche - brown bag lunches for science lovers (bring your own)
  • UpStart - multiweek course for minority and women entrepreneurs
     



For K-12 families and educators

 
 


For community members

 



Missed it?

Our programs have inspired and educated thousands of people in our community.

In case you missed a session, many of our programs including Entrepreneurons and Essential Topics are recorded and can be viewed anytime.

  View past events

 
 


For community members

     



Missed it?

Our programs have inspired and educated thousands of people in our community.

In case you missed a session, many of our programs including Entrepreneurons and Essential Topics are recorded and can be viewed anytime.

  View past events

 
WARF supports many other initiatives to benefit campus and the community. Find more information on the Accelerator Program and WARF Ambassadors.