Ignite Grant Program - Applied Research
UW System Administration, in collaboration with WiSys, is pleased to offer the Ignite Grant Program (formerly known as the Applied Research Grant Programs - ARG, AR-WiTAG and PDF) to UW System faculty and academic staff for applied research and prototype development.
Ignite Grant Program - Prototype Development
Due to the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, UW System have suspended applications for prototype development funding for fiscal year 2022-23. Please contact your WiSys Regional Associate if you have a prototype development project that requires funding to discuss other options that may be available to you.
The Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program (WiSCAP) connects the high-tech research and development needs of Wisconsin Small companies with the technical expertise of faculty at the UW Comprehensive campuses.
WiSys Spark Grant Program
The WiSys Spark Grant Program has been designed to help faculty advance their knowledge and technology to commercialization. The Fund provides awards of $500-$10,000 per project to faculty, academic staff, or students towards implementation and completion of short-term projects.
WiSys Launch Grant Program
WiSys Launch Grants are intended to support the further development of technologies in WiSys' portfolio. Projects requesting support should be focused on advancing the technology readiness of the technology/innovation and should be able to be carried out in under six months.
Other Helpful ResourcesIdeadvance Seed Fund
Center for Technology Commercialization Grant Assistance Programs