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.


active issued U.S. patents

$3.4 billion 

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


active commercial licenses

Programs & Events

Wisconsin Science Festival | October 21-24

2021 Wisconsin Science Festival

We’re looking forward to our 11th Wisconsin Science Festival this fall.

Mark your calendar for Oct. 21-24 to celebrate science across Wisconsin!

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Entrepreneurons | Oct. 6

Innovation and Entrepreneurship on Campus: From Stem to Steam and Beyond

UW-Madison has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurial efforts in policy-making, the arts, education and more. Join university leaders who will highlight initiatives and activities engaging students from every corner of campus!


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Varsity Ventures Studio
Varsity Venture Studio

Submission deadline:
Monday, October 11, 2021

Fall semester round of idea generation is now open!


Submit your idea today.

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Latest News

WARF Therapeutics fall 2021 call for proposals<
September 7, 2021

WARF Therapeutics fall 2021 call for proposals

Program proposal deadline October 8 CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications [email protected] | (608) 960-9892 MADISON, Wis. – WARF Therapeutics collaborates with researchers to advance their work closer…

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Apply for the Annual Fall Research Competition, providing support across divisions<
August 10, 2021

Apply for the Annual Fall Research Competition, providing support across divisions

The 2021 Fall Research Competition application opened Aug. 9 and will close on Sept. 10. The yearly contest from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education funds select…

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