WiSys Innovation On-Ramp™ is a multi-week, multi-campus learning experience that gives UW System 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.
The learning experience runs through the month of October and into early November as a Canvas course. EACH MONDAY, a video drops into the Canvas course. EACH WEDNESDAY, an interactive session will expand on the video’s content.
Week 1: (Oct. 2) Identifying a Problem
Week 2: (Oct. 9) Evaluating an Innovative Solution
Week 3: (Oct. 16) Identifying a Target Market
Week 4: (Oct. 23) Meeting with Mentors
Week 5: (Oct. 30) Practicing 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.
Interested in bringing the program to your university?