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WiSys helps great ideas—born on University of Wisconsin System campuses—reach the wider world by connecting inventors and businesses with the resources they need.

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We provide funding opportunities for promising innovations

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We help inventors protect or patent their intellectual property

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We help companies take new ideas to market

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WiSys and the UW System

WiSys Technology Foundation is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW-System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for the 11 four-year Comprehensive Campuses, 13 two-year Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

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WiSys Annual Report

WiSys 2015-16 Annual Report

WiSys saw a record number- 61- of disclosures from UW System innovators last fiscal year. We also rounded out our Regional Associate team, with offices on each of the 11 regional comprehensive campuses, allowing us to focus even more on campus involvement through competitions, workshops and forums. You can read all about our outstanding year in WiSys' 2015-16 Annual Report.

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UW Oshkosh students take first place in largest, most diverse Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament yet

What do dirty dishes, expensive textbooks and misbehaving cats all have in common? They were all inspiration for student business ideas that competed in the biggest, most diverse Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament yet.

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How are UW-Stout researchers fighting microbial contamination in an effort to enhance food safety?

Dr. Joongmin Shin and his team at UW-Stout utilized a novel methodology to create a unique food packaging technology. Preliminary results have shown that the packaging demonstrates antifungal function against common mold and yeast, thus enhancing the safety of the food it covers without cross contamination.

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