WARF Ventures invests in startup companies founded to commercialize University of Wisconsin–Madison or Morgridge Institute for Research technologies. Funding from seed through growth stage available.
This annual event aims to encourage entrepreneurs in the startup stage of tech-based businesses in Wisconsin. Contest categories are advanced manufacturing, business services, information technology and life sciences.
This grant-based program is presented in cooperation with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to qualified applicants. Includes: BizSmart Training for Entrepreneurs, one-on-one consulting and expert business plan review.
This award is designed to expedite the transfer or commercialization of evidence-based practices, interventions, and innovations to appropriate end-users using the Dissemination & Implementation Launchpad Program.
This award addresses translational basic discovery activities (biological, social, behavioral mechanisms that underlie disease); development of biomarkers, target and lead molecules, and devices (mechanical, computational); preclinical and animal models; translation of discovery to patients.
The SBIR Advance program provides up to $100,000 in state match funding, training, and other resources to incorporated Wisconsin startups to advance the commercialization of technology funded by Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants.
Micro Grants provide funding for those starting or expanding a technology-based business in Wisconsin to support the development of commercialization plans, comprehensive business plans, and/or Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant assistance.
SBIR Ready Bootcamp introduces graduate/doctoral students and early-career scientists to federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Successful teams qualify for grant funding to complete market research.
WARF Therapeutics advances UW–Madison innovations in drugs and biologics, preparing them for the clinical trial phase.
WARF Accelerator provides campus inventors with business-related support and targeted funding to help bridge the resource gap that frequently occurs between research and successful commercialization.