Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

COVID-19 Updates

Contacting WARF

WARF remains open for business

Feel free to reach out to us via phone or email. Our staff directory can be found at this link.

UW/WARF COVID-19 Accelerator Challenge

WARF is dedicating resources and a portion of its Accelerator funds to inspire and advance technologies poised to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

The $100K fund is designed to speed the development of prototypes and other highly deployable concepts that can be commercialized or implemented in 6-12 months.

WARF Ventures

WARF Ventures has been working with local and national partners to provide relevant resources and information to support startups at this time. These links provide information on grant opportunities, advice on prioritizing your current capital and more. We encourage you to visit warf.org/ventures, as information is being updated daily.

WARF Programming

WARF has hosted several COVID-19-related virtual events and has provided related resource links. Check the program-specific webpages listed below for more information.

Entrepreneurons June 30: COVID-19 edition: Wisconsin’s food supply chain

Crossroads of Ideas: COVID-19 edition, parts 1, 2 and 3.

Discovery Building

As your host at the Discovery Building, we are committed to keeping our environment safe, and the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests is paramount. Following UW-Madison’s policy guidelines and Wisconsin’s declaration of a public health emergency, we have canceled in-person events at the Discovery Building until further notice. Effective January 25, the Discovery Building will be open to support UW-Madison on-site classes. Visit discovery.wisc.edu/covid for more information.

Additional Information

Updates from UW-Madison can be found at covid19.wisc.edu and smartrestart.wisc.edu.

For more on how the UW-Madison research community is responding, visit research.wisc.edu/uw-madison-research-community-responds-to-covid-19/.

To support UW-Madison students, staff and researchers, go to www.advanceuw.org/coronavirus/.

The latest updates on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) can be found at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.