Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Discovery Challenge on April 6, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin. The WARF Discovery Challenge is a two-part research competition open to graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from all departments. Counsel Karen LeCuyer, Ph.D. will be a volunteer judge at the event.
WARF is the private, nonprofit patent and licensing organization for the University of Wisconsin–Madison, one of the world’s great research universities. WARF manages a $2.6 billion endowment, built from decades of licensing and investment revenues, on behalf of the university. It makes unrestricted gifts to the UW–Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education based upon annual requests from the university to meet current needs for improving staffing, faculty grants, student fellowships, equipment, facilities and partnerships for research. In recent years, these annual gifts have exceeded $45 million. By returning proceeds to the university, WARF fuels the university’s continuing cycle of investment, research and innovation. WARF’s gifts have become known as UW–Madison’s "margin of excellence" funding and total more than $1 billion.