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WiSys is a non-profit supporting organization of the UW System, serving as the dedicated technology transfer office for 11 universities.

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2019-2020 Annual Report Now Available

A look back at the year's research, innovation and entrepreneurship highlights.

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Evan Tennie’s electric snowboard wins 2021 WiSys Prototype Hackathon at UW-Platteville

The WiSys Prototype Hackathon, held annually at UW-Platteville, engages students to design innovative product prototypes and demonstrate their commercial relevance. 

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How did one UW-Stout mathematician’s interest in the stars inspire a device with applications in astronomy, robotics, land surveying, medical imaging, and beyond?

Dr. Dennis Mikkelson, an Emeritus Professor of Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Stout, has created a high-accuracy angel measurement device. His interest in creating a low-cost solution to measure the tiny angles of rotation of a telescope resulted in a measurement system that is compact and has accuracy comparable to systems that cost roughly ten times as much.

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