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Submissions invited for WARF Accelerator Advanced Manufacturing Challenge Grant

WARF will award 2-3 grants from a $100K pool

Jeanan Yasiri Moe
Director of Strategic Communications
[email protected] | (608) 960-9892

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has launched a spring challenge focused on advanced manufacturing technologies with the potential to transform industries large and small. Principal Investigators (PIs) and their teams are invited to submit a brief disclosure form and questionnaire by May 5, 2021.

Learn more and submit.

Projects (even early-stage) that focus on any aspect of advanced manufacturing will be considered, including: biomanufacturing, additive manufacturing, sustainable/green manufacturing, sensors and control systems, robotics and automation, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Low-Tech manufacturing and more. Proposed research should be completed in a year.

Submissions are due to WARF by May 5. Criteria include:

  • Project team must include a PI at UW–Madison or the Morgridge Institute for Research
  • Technical readiness
  • Commercial potential
  • Concepts must be new (not something previously disclosed to WARF)

“We’re excited to support a new generation of technologies to power Wisconsin’s leadership in manufacturing,” said Erik Iverson, CEO of WARF. “Increasing global competitiveness and concerns about climate change are driving industries to seek more efficient, effective and sustainable processes.”

For questions contact Brian Frushour, IP associate, at [email protected].

During the ongoing COVID-19 situation, WARF remains open for virtual business and continues to welcome innovation disclosures from all UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.

About WARF

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) helps steward the cycle of research, discovery, commercialization and investment for the University of Wisconsin–Madison and provides annual support to the university to advance research and innovation.  Founded in 1925 as an independent, nonprofit foundation, WARF manages more than 2,000 patents and an investment portfolio as it funds university research, obtains patents for campus discoveries and licenses inventions to industry. For more information, visit warf.org and view WARF’s Cycle of Innovation.