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.

Learn More

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!

Learn more

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!


Get Details

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.

View Upcoming Events

Latest News

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…

Read More

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…

Read More