To manage the intellectual property of the University of Wisconsin System to support basic research and speed technology transfer from university labs for the benefit of society.
WiSys Technology Foundation extends the mission, goals and objectives of its affiliate, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, to benefit 11 four-year
campuses and 13 two-year colleges of the University of Wisconsin System. WiSys also serves UW-Extension and works with research-oriented, nonprofit medical organizations including Marshfield Clinic.
While WARF supports research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by
protecting and licensing the inventions of its scientists, WiSys provides research, patent and licensing support to other UW System campuses. Revenue from these patent and licensing activities is invested to secure future growth of the research enterprise and proceeds are distributed by WARF and WiSys to UW-Madison and UW System entities.
Since 2000, WiSys has done much to advance research at UW System campuses and played a critical role in transforming technology into jobs. As a key link between the campuses of the UW System and the statewide business community, WiSys remains committed to identifying synergies and invigorating partnerships that will help address Wisconsin's critical educational and economic challenges.
Click here to view the 2013 WiSys Brochure and learn about the many programs and activities available through WiSys.