A vision for Wisconsin’s next century

How can the technology transfer offices of Wisconsin’s public university system best respond to the most significant challenges the state and its citizens will be facing over the coming decades?

The UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation, WARF, and the WiSys Technology Foundation , which together serve all 15 four-year universities in the UW System, have launched a project to address that question. It’s called the Bicentennial innovation Challenges.

Inspired by the university-industry collaborations that turned Wisconsin into the Dairy State in the 20th century and the United Nation’s 21st century Millennium Development Goals, the Bicentennial Innovation Challenges project facilitates multi-campus initiatives to respond to Wisconsin’s most significant challenges between now and the 2048 bicentennial year.

For more information about the project and to find out how to contribute, visit:



InnovationChallenges@warf.org or InnovationChallenges@uwmrf.org