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

$3.1 billion 

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


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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View Quick Pitch Videos

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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Disclosing your Invention

Stories of Innovation: What Happens after Disclosing your Invention to WARF?

Tuesday, December 8 | 4 p.m.

Campus researchers share their stories of key steps in the technology commercialization process. Plus, we’ll highlight some of this year’s breakout inventions.

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Latest News

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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WARF announces annual grant figures and all-virtual Innovation Day<
October 28, 2020

WARF announces annual grant figures and all-virtual Innovation Day

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) has granted the university $88.5 million for the 2020-21 academic year. November 18th webinar will feature inventor quick pitches CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe, Director…

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