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.

The Learning Experience

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

Register for the Canvas Course

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.