WiSys was established in 2000 and is an independent, nonprofit supporting organization for the UW System. As the official designated technology transfer office for the UW System Comprehensive Campuses, UW Colleges and UW-Extension, WiSys advances scientific research throughout the state by patenting technologies developed out of the universities and licensing these inventions to companies capable of developing them to benefit Wisconsin and beyond. The strong partnership between WiSys and the UW System helps the UW campuses fulfill their roles as twenty-first century leaders in research, discovery and innovation.
WiSys works hand-in-hand with inventors, researchers and students to facilitate cutting-edge research programs, identify, protect, develop and commercialize discoveries emanating from the research base as well as foster a spirit of innovative and entrepreneurial thinking on the campuses it serves. The ongoing, innovative research taking place throughout our UW Comprehensive Campuses, Colleges and Extension is a tribute to the scientific expertise and creativity of our faculty, staff and students. WiSys is playing a pivotal role in ensuring such innovative research is translated into marketable products and services for the benefit of the UW System and society as a whole.