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Nearly 250 University of Wisconsin innovators came together at UW-Parkside for the 11th annual WSTS, a two-day symposium aimed at sparking collaboration between faculty, staff, students and industry partners across the state.
Following a year of unprecedented innovation and research activity across the UW System, WiSys chose two innovators to receive the Carl E. Gulbrandsen Innovator of the Year award: UW-Green Bay student Sam Hunt and UW-Platteville Assistant Professor Dr. Gokul Gopalakrishnan.
21 UW-Platteville students across nine different teams implemented their critical and creative thinking skills into the development and demonstration of a commercially relevant prototype this April.
Nine UW System comprehensive campuses hosted a WiSys Quick Pitch competition throughout the 2017-18 school year.
UW-Green Bay, UW-Whitewater, UW-Milwaukee students take home prizes in 2018 Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament
Twelve UW System student teams came together in Madison this spring to embody the future of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.
Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer two faculty grant programs geared toward applied research: the Applied Research Grant (ARG) and the Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG). This year, 11 projects were funded, totaling more than $450,000.
Twelve teams of student entrepreneurs from 10 UW campuses will compete later this month in the statewide Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.
Erik Iverson, managing director of the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), has joined the WiSys Board of Trustees.
Upon leaving the annual WiSys Ambassador orientation and training in August, members of the 2017-18 ambassador class were already brainstorming creative new ways to inspire innovation across the UW System comprehensive campuses. One semester later, many of their ideas have come to fruition, from new student organizations to special campus events.