WiSys Innovation On-Ramp™

WiSys Innovation On-Ramp™ is a multi-week, multi-campus learning experience that gives Universities of Wisconsin students a chance to learn innovation skills and advance their ideas—regardless of their field or goal

  • Develop an innovation skill set to better your resume and readiness for your career.
  • Earn a resume-boosting "Innovative Thinking" badge.
  • Meet dynamic community leaders who can offer advice and insight on your goals and ideas.
  • Organize a team and prepare for WiSys innovation competitions.

This course was developed in collaboration with UW-Green Bay in Spring 2022. The program was expanded to UW-Platteville in Fall 2022 and to UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout in Fall 2023. WiSys plans to expand to additional campuses in the future.

Read the FAQ for more background about participating.

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The Learning Experience

The learning experience runs through September and October as a Canvas course. EACH MONDAY, content drops into the Canvas course. EACH WEDNESDAY, an interactive session will expand on the week's content.

  • Week 1 (September 16): Identifying Important Problems
  • Week 2 (September 23): Testing Your Assumptions
  • Week 3 (September 30): Identifying Your Target Customer
  • Week 4 (October 7): Meeting with Mentors
  • Week 5 (October 14): Preparing Your Pitch

If you complete the Canvas course and attend at least two interactive sessions, you will receive a WiSys "Innovative Thinking" badge—a great resume booster.

Who it is for:

  • Action-oriented thinkers who want to take ideas or research beyond the classroom.
  • Startup-focused entrepreneurs who want to develop a platform to launch their ideas.
  • Driven high-performers who want to be leaders in their careers.