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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research funding available to support technology commercialization

The Draper Technology Innovation Fund (TIF) supports efforts to enhance the scope or patentability of inventions and assist with their potential licensing to the commercial sector. Applicants must be UW‒Madison faculty members or academic staff, and a formal university invention disclosure must have been accepted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). Applications for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019 are now being accepted. The application deadline is February 15. Review guidelines and apply.