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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Essential Topics | October 25 4:00 PM

WARF Essential Topics: Conflicts of Interest in Professional Careers

UW-Madison legal experts Sam Leinweber and Stephanie Leroy shed light on new and longstanding policies for researchers engaged in outside activities.


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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

Crossroads of Ideas explores the ‘Big Questions’<
October 5, 2021

Crossroads of Ideas explores the ‘Big Questions’

Series begins Oct. 12 with ‘What is life?’ CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications [email protected] | (608) 960-9892 MADISON, Wis. – Crossroads of Ideas is teaming up with…

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Hongmin Chen joins WARF Therapeutics<
September 20, 2021

Hongmin Chen joins WARF Therapeutics

Chen to head biology for program aiming to produce preclinical candidates CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications [email protected] | (608) 960-9892 MADISON, Wis. – WARF Therapeutics, the multimillion-dollar…

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