Tom Still: Wisconsin R&D figures reflect strengths – and some challenges

The annual report by the National Science Foundation on research and development spending by U.S. colleges and universities confirmed what many people already know: The UW-Madison is a powerhouse when it comes to attracting R&D dollars.

What’s less known without a deeper dive in the NSF’s Higher Education Research and Development survey is UW-Madison isn’t alone in Wisconsin when it comes to R&D activity.

The state’s flagship campus ranked sixth in the United States with $1.194 billion in total R&D dollars raised and spent in 2017, according to the NSF, with about half of that amount — $570.8 million – coming from federal sources. The rest came from other institutions, such as the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the UW Foundation, businesses and other private sources...


- - Volume: 6 - WEEK: 48 Date: 11/29/2018 11:54:40 AM -