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

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Explore Wisconsin Innovation

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June 29

WARF Innovation Day at Summerfest Tech

Get an inside look at innovative ideas and technologies from UW-Madison and other Wisconsin campuses!


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Research Cores Initiative helps replace equipment and enhance services<
July 12, 2022

Research Cores Initiative helps replace equipment and enhance services

Twelve projects, ranging from keyboard instruments and equipment needed to rescue and preserve deteriorating films to upgraded fluorescent microscopes for high resolution imaging of cells and their surfaces, have been…

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UW technologies shine at Summerfest Tech<
July 6, 2022

UW technologies shine at Summerfest Tech

Investors and university researchers come together at quick pitch event in Milwaukee CONTACT: Jeanan Yasiri Moe Director of Strategic Communications [email protected] | (608) 960-9892 MADISON, Wis. – Six top technologies…

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