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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 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.

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WiSys Annual Report

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.

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WI Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters seeks nominations for Wisconsin Academy Fellows Award

The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters is currently seeking nomination for individuals to be celebrated and honored with the Wisconsin Academy Fellows award. 

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What are UW-Platteville researchers doing to help law enforcement detect new and emerging illicit drugs in the field?

Color tests have long provided law enforcement with an effective way to screen suspected illicit drugs when they are encountered in the field, but there are currently no tests available for detection of emergent drugs. Drs. Joseph Wu and Chuck Cornett of UW-Platteville have undertaken research to address this current market need and have developed prototype tests for the colorimetric detection of synthetic cathinones and cocaine.

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