Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Partnering with
University of Wisconsin Research

to solve the world’s problems

Smart. Collaborative. Resourceful.

That’s you … and that’s us. WARF has been doing it for almost a century.

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Partnering with UW-Madison, we’ve helped to develop and invest in emerging technologies that change the world.

2,000

active issued U.S. patents

$3.1 billion 

of cumulative grants to UW-Madison since inception on an inflation-adjusted basis

600

active commercial licenses

Programs & Events

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Applications Due Jan. 19

Force for Positive Change

Is your organization making a social impact in Wisconsin? The fourth annual Force for Positive Change award competition will provide financial awards to organizations addressing social challenges locally. Phase I applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

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WARF Accelerator Innovation Day Quick Pitches

View quick pitches on an ECMO simulator, a strategy for enhanced AR & VR, a dairy protein separation technology and a sports rehab tendon force measurement system.

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Jan. 25 | 5 p.m.

Crossroads of Ideas: Public Perception of Science in a Post-Pandemic World

The pandemic has revealed issues with how science is perceived and understood by the public. The rapid pace of science around SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has exposed issues in society around science communication and the impact of politics on the scientific process. Join us for a discussion about what we have learned about science and society during these extraordinary circumstances and how we can move forward.

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Latest News

WARF announces 2020 WARF Innovation Award winners<
December 8, 2020

WARF announces 2020 WARF Innovation Award winners

$10,000 prizes for advances in immune-oncology and cell-derived brain & spinal cord models CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications [email protected] | (608) 960-9892 MADISON, Wis. – Selected from…

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Varsity Venture Studio announces launch<
November 9, 2020

Varsity Venture Studio announces launch

Collaboration of University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and High Alpha Innovation Venture studio brings dedicated startup capital and hands-on support in company building to the UW-Madison campus; actively…

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