Research & Development

A state committed to ongoing research and development in support of business

In Wisconsin, we share a passion for asking questions, testing limits, measuring results and influencing change. It’s the driving force behind our world-class research and development capabilities, and it’s how we support and empower the companies that operate here.

TAI Diagnostics


Fueling our culture of discovery is more than $1 billion per year in academic research and development. Committed to developing tomorrow’s technology and innovations, we support businesses with the talent, programs and connections they need to make great things happen. In fact, it’s the partnerships among our researchers, companies and policy makers that underlie our greatest successes. With the support of an extensive network of academic institutions, public-private partnerships, state-of-the-art facilities and innovation clusters, companies have what they need to thrive.


Technology Foundation

WiSys® links University of Wisconsin innovators with industry leaders and global investors.

Life Sciences

Co-Working Labs

Within Forward BIO Labs’ innovation ecosystem and shared labs, early-stage companies initiate critical proof-of-concept work and meet project milestones efficiently and fast.

$1.3 Billion

Spent on Research and Development

As one of the largest research enterprises in the nation, UW-Madison research not only leads to scientific and medical advances, it stimulates economic activity, provides jobs and fuels commerce statewide.
UW-Madison, 2022


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