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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Industry Partnerships

Industry-sponsored research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison comprises an important component of our research portfolio. Of the more than $1 billion in annually received research funding, business sponsorship accounts for $34 million. Nevertheless, significant potential for increasing the number and value of industrial partnerships exists. Research and Sponsored Programs (RSP) works with companies whose interests range from access to cutting-edge basic research to technology commercialization. RSP provides institutional review and negotiation of agreements supporting these relationships, and serves as a point of contact for UW investigators and industry partners. We offer a flexible and individualized approach to establish industry partnerships while upholding the university’s missions related to education, research, and public service. Policies and procedures related to industry-sponsored research are found in the Third Way Report.

RSP also provides a variety of outreach options. Please email us at contracts@rsp.wisc.edu for more information.