UW-Stout, the Innovator

UW-Stout, the Innovator

UW-Stout is the largest contributor to the WiSys Technology Foundation, the nonprofit technology transfer organization of the UW System comprehensive universities.

The campus leads in the number of inventions and intellectual property that are marketable. After discoveries are disclosed to WiSys, the organization investigates whether the discoveries are patentable and pursues that protection if revenue potential exists.
After the Madison and Milwaukee campuses, which run their own technology transfer offices, UW-Stout is the next most active campus systemwide with 37 disclosures, and counting. UW-Stout also is the only campus in the state where some of the inventions have come from students, according to WiSys.
“It makes sense that UW-Stout is a major innovator because of its close ties with industry and its focus on applied research,” said Sue Foxwell, research administrator.

Summer Outlook 2012