The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University. The APLU awarded UW–Madison this designation based on the university’s significant, sustainable and campus-wide commitment to economic engagement, including its past and future focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and public service and community engagement.

“The Innovation and Economic Prosperity designation reflects the profound ways in which UW–Madison helps drive our region’s development, vitality and economic future,” notes UW–Madison chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin. “It’s a testament to our critical role as an industry and community connector and an invitation for us to do even more to stimulate innovation and collaboration.”

The APLU, an organization dedicated to advancing the work of public universities, established the IEP program to help higher education institutions strengthen their strategy and practices in economic and community development and to highlight designated institutions’ commitment to regional economic engagement.

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