A catalyst for opportunities to demonstrate real-world applications for emerging technologies and grow the next generation of future professionals.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Emerging Tech Hub is
to identify real-world applications for emerging technologies and harness
disruptive strategies through strategic partnerships and corporate, university,
and startup co-innovation.

Explore and identify innovative
uses for emerging technologies

Create win-win opportunities for
engaging with corporations and technology partners

Create a central point for sharing
learning and testing new technologies at UW-Madison

Corporations are at risk of losing competitive advantage, market share, and talent.

The Emerging Tech Hub provides access to resources to:

Stay on top of new technology and opportunities

Move quickly to surface new opportunities

Recruit and retain top flight talent

Find better, more efficient ways to connect to innovation ecosystems

Corporate Innovation

See why the Emerging Tech Hub is unique.

Access to high visibility, high traffic space in the Discovery Building

Focus on emerging technologies and the exploration of their applications

Portal to multi-disciplinary faculty and students

Access to real-world test beds and a focus on “taking the research out of the Lab”

Proven methods for accelerating collaborations and innovation

What We Do:


Engagement and Learning

Tech Nights

Industry Learning and Work Sessions





Hands-on Demo Stations and Showcases


Digital Makerspace

Student Projects

Engaging Executives Around Innovation


Community programs

Participation in Wisconsin Science Festival, Startup Week, and other community events