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The EDC and the Idea Challenge partners are here to help you start, grow, or revitalize your business and its product lines. As you explore the world of technologies available below, remember we are committed to helping you access technology experts, facilities, and other resources available in our region - feel free to contact us at any time.

Licensing Technologies
View private sector technologies available for licensing

iBridge Network
Linking ideas and innovation, this program of the not-for-profit Kauffman Innovation Network, Inc., provides transparency and access to university-developed innovations to further advances and next-generation products. 
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Many of WARF’s more than 1,500 available technologies may serve as the basis for a startup company. 
WiSys Technology Foundation, Inc.
Facilitates joint research and development between Wisconsin small companies and the University of Wisconsin System's comprehensive campuses and UW colleges.
Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Technology Locator 
The US government has over 200 different laboratories that conduct research that produce licensable technologies in a variety of fields. 

Research Assistance

Applied Technology Center
Located at the Chippewa Valley Technical College, this center was developed to advance your product and prototype development needs,and offers a wide range of applied research applications for nanotechnology, micro fabrication and advanced manufacturing technologies.
Discovery Center
Located at the University of Wisconsin - Stout; services include feasibility assessment, product engineering and design, prototype development, product evaluation, and patent advice.
Material Science Center
Location at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire; industries, particularly small start-up companies, can tap into state-of-the-art, specialized equipment and the broad material expertise of UW-Eau Claire faculty to enhance research and development programs and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.
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