Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation


What is WARF’s mission/role?

WARF’s role is to steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for UW–Madison and the Morgridge Institute for Research. WARF’s purpose is to promote, encourage and aid scientific…

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What is WARF’s relationship with UW-Madison?

WARF is a separate, independent 501(c)3 foundation which serves as the dedicated patenting and licensing organization for UW-Madison. WARF partners with UW-Madison to generate new knowledge and support long-term research…

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How does WARF generate its revenue?

WARF generates revenue from licensing royalties and investment management. WARF distributes 35 percent of its licensing revenue before expenses to stakeholders. For those inventors who partner with WARF, 20 percent…

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