Facebook and WARF join the UIDP
Our membership comprises some of the finest innovation companies and best research universities in the world. We’re pleased to welcome Facebook and WARF (the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) to the UIDP Family.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what’s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them. From studying the impact of technology on society, to building systems that can connect billions of people and advancing the field of artificial intelligence, Research at Facebook is focused on solving some of the hardest global and engineering challenges of our time. Learn more in the Facebook Newsroom.
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the world’s great research universities. WARF was founded in 1925 and is a pioneer and innovator among university-based technology transfer offices. WARF’s mission is to support, aid and encourage UW–Madison research by protecting its discoveries and licensing them to commercial partners for beneficial use in the real world. It is best known for commercializing groundbreaking vitamin D therapies, the revolutionary anticoagulant Coumadin®, innovative medical imaging and cancer radiation systems, and its patents for human embryonic stem cells.
WARF manages a $2.6 billion endowment, built from decades of licensing and investment revenues, on behalf of the university. Learn more about WARF.