APPLETON – Learn how entrepreneurs and companies can work with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and access its portfolios of technologies available for licensing at the Wednesday, May 18 meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Appleton. Register here.

The event will be held at the D J Bordini Center, 5 Systems Drive, near the Fox Valley Technical College campus in Appleton. Registration and networking begin at 4:45 p.m. The cost is $5 for WIN members, $10 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.

Jeanine Burmania, a licensing manager at WARF, will explain how entrepreneurs and mature companies in Northeast Wisconsin can work with WARF to take advantage of available resources and license technologies to further their businesses.

Created in 1925 to patent and license the discoveries of UW-Madison researchers, WARF manages 800 pending and 1,200 issued U.S. patents. It offers more than 1,000 technologies for licensing and maintains more than 380 active commercial license agreements. It also holds equity in 40 UW-Madison spinoff companies and manages the WiSys Technology Foundation, which performs similar work for most UW System campuses.

“WARF’s portfolio of technologies is a resource that may be tapped by Wisconsin companies large and small,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. “More than 30 percent of WARF’s licensing agreements are with Wisconsin companies.”

Burmania is responsible for the management, marketing and licensing of technologies within WARF’s medical device, medical imaging and radiation oncology portfolios.  She will discuss WARF’s portfolio and licensing process across a wide spectrum of business sectors.

WIN is the membership affiliate of the Tech Council, with chapters in Madison, Milwaukee, northeast Wisconsin, central Wisconsin, western Wisconsin and the Lake Superior region. To join or learn more, contact Liz Schrum at 608-442-7557 or at