Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Bicentennial Innovation Challenges

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 that 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 the 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 the most significant challenges facing Wisconsin and its people between now and the 2048 bicentennial year.

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