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The WiSys Spark Grant program, with awards of $500 to $10,000 per project, supports faculty, academic staff and student research projects at regional UW System campuses.
The WiSys SPARK Symposium is where research, innovation and entrepreneurship collide. The annual event brings together the best and brightest faculty, staff, students and alumni from the across the UW System to network, collaborate and celebrate great ideas.
Submit your idea in 250 words or less to be eligible for cash prizes.
WiSys encourages faculty and staff interested in learning about grant opportunities and grantseeking to take advantage of three virtual “Lunch & Learn” events this November.
Jennifer Souter, WiSys' director of intellectual property & licensing, will be leaving WiSys at the end of December to move to Texas to be closer to family.
The webinar series is part of WiSys’ commitment to providing research development services to the UW System’s regional campuses with the goal of providing strategic capacity-building activities designed to assist faculty and staff from any discipline in their pursuit of external funding to support creative and innovative research and scholarship.
UW-Stout student Mallory Brask received a WiSys Ambassador Grant to pursue research on preventing bacteria contamination in cheeses. Brask received her bachelor's degree in food science and technology in May and is now pursuing her master's degree at Stout.
WiSys and UW System leaders presented a case study, “The University as a Talent Engine: Fostering Entrepreneurial Skills & Talent” to hundreds of education leaders worldwide during the University Industry Innovation Network’s 2021 University-Industry Interaction Conference on June 14.
WiSys leaders briefed the UW System Board of Regents Research, Economic Development, and Innovation Committee on the collective work of the UW System’s regional universities on June 3.
The finalists represent UW-La Crosse, UW-Stout and UW-Eau Claire.