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WiSys helps great ideas—born on University of Wisconsin System campuses—reach the wider world by connecting inventors and businesses with the resources they need.

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We provide funding opportunities for promising innovations

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We help inventors protect or patent their intellectual property

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We help companies take new ideas to market

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WiSys and the UW System

WiSys Technology Foundation is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW-System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 four-year Comprehensive Campuses, 13 two-year Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

Upcoming Grant Deadlines

UW System Administration, in collaboration with WiSys are pleased to offer two research grant programs to UW Faculty: the Applied Research Grant (ARG) and the Applied Research-WiSys Technology Advancement Grant (AR-WiTAG).

Intents to Submit are due December 13, 2015

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Featured Technology

Method to Remove Mercury from Fish Tissue

Researchers from UW-Whitewater in collaboration with a local WI company have developed a novel food processing technique and associated marinade formulation to extract methyl mercury from fish tissue intended for human consumption.

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How are UW-Stout researchers fighting microbial contamination in an effort to enhance food safety?

Dr. Joongmin Shin and his team at UW-Stout utilized a novel methodology to bond an antimicrobial agent onto cling wrap. Preliminary results have shown that the cling wrap demonstrates antifungal function against common mold and yeast, thus enhancing the safety of the food it covers without cross contamination.

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