Innovate Network

Forward Thinking.

Administered by UW-Madison’s Discovery to Product (D2P), the Innovate Network is UW-Madison’s front door for innovators to find resources designed to help them bring their ideas to the marketplace.

Innovate is a website, but it, also, importantly, serves as a hub for a collaborative group of campus-based and campus-affiliated member organizations that work to achieve two common goals:

  • Fostering a strong culture of innovation and entrepreneurship at UW-Madison
  • Strengthening the connection between campus and the entrepreneurial network throughout Wisconsin and the UW-Madison alumni community

Explore the Network Membership

Our Innovate Network member organizations serve innovators on campus and in the Greater Madison and UW alumni communities. These Forward Thinking organizations are vital to advancing a robust culture of entrepreneurship in Wisconsin.

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Start-In Madison Region Entrepreneurial Resource Directory

Explore a comprehensive database of Madison-area resources for innovators and entrepreneurs to find funding, education, training, co-working opportunities, and more to help make your idea a reality.

UW Innovate Network Points of Pride

UW–Madison and affiliate partners are advancing innovation, supporting students, and growing businesses to create opportunity, solve problems, and build value for Wisconsin and beyond.

Download the Points of Pride flyer (pdf)!