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26 Articles in "WiSys Announcements"

May 24, 2017

Thank You, 2016-17 Ambassador Class!

WiSys' largest ambassador class yet finished the school year strong. WiSys would like to say thank you and congratulate those ambassadors who graduated this spring.

May 9, 2017

2017 Applied Research Grant recipients announced

Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer three faculty grant programs: the Applied Research Grant (ARG), Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG) and Prototype Development Fund (PDF). This year, 12 projects were funded, totaling just less than $500,000.

Apr 26, 2017

UW Oshkosh students take first place in largest, most diverse Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament yet

What do dirty dishes, expensive textbooks and misbehaving cats all have in common? They were all inspiration for student business ideas that competed in the biggest, most diverse Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament yet.

Jan 3, 2017

WiSys Innovators launch crowdfunding efforts to supply pain-free wheelchairs to veterans

Husband and wife team Jim and Teresa Maerzke recently launched a special campaign aimed at providing injured veterans with their technology for a new, "pain-free" wheelchair.

Oct 26, 2016

UW-River Falls hosts WiSys Board meeting and luncheon

The WiSys Technology Foundation Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee met at UW-River Falls in October for their biannual meetings and a luncheon to celebrate research and scholarly activity at the university.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys 2015-16 Annual Report

WiSys saw a record number- 61- of disclosures from UW System innovators last fiscal year. We also rounded out our Regional Associate team, with offices on each of the 11 regional comprehensive campuses, allowing us to focus even more on campus involvement through competitions, workshops and forums. You can read all about our outstanding year in WiSys' 2015-16 Annual Report.

Oct 24, 2016

UW System funds 12 faculty projects through Applied Research grant programs

Every year, WiSys collaborates with UW System Administration to offer three faculty grant programs: the Applied Research Grant (ARG), Applied Research-WiSys Technology Grant (AR-WiTAG) and Prototype Development Fund (PDF). This year, 12 projects were funded, totaling more than $515,000.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys partners with UW-Extension to grow Big Idea Tournament

WiSys Technology Foundation has partnered with the UW-Extension to expand and enhance the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament, a UW System undergraduate entrepreneurship competition.

Oct 24, 2016

WiSys Regional Associate Update

WiSys launched its Regional Associate program in October 2014. Now, two years later and with a complete team of Regional Associates, the program is showing a profound impact on WiSys' activity.