Everything we need to build dynamic research teams and translate discoveries is accessible right here at UW-Madison. The research we support seeks solutions to complex problems that are likely to impact industry and society in a big way. Because the future, we believe, lies in breaking down barriers: bringing disciplines, researchers, communities and industries together to tackle unanswered questions, use resources wisely and innovate for the public good.
From faculty scholar awards and pre-competitive seed funding to comprehensive proposal development support, we invest in the exploration of new research directions.
Our seminars, workshops and forums serve as a venue for faculty members to share research ideas, foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and spur new research teams to seek funding.
We rely on industry partnerships to understand real-world challenges and markets. And our partners rely on us for our world-class laboratories and student pipelines. We are committed to making it easier for companies to tap into university resources so that, together, we can drive innovation through fundamental research, as well as accelerate the implementation of research breakthroughs into corporate products, processes and applications.
We help faculty win major interdisciplinary grant proposals with comprehensive support: from project management to storytelling and graphic design. Then, to turn top-notch grant proposals into centers with long-term sustainability, we leverage the university’s culture of joint solution-building and help faculty engage with new, young and mature companies in leading and emerging industries.