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WiSys Ambassadors (2022-23 academic year)

Location US-WI
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The Organization

For over 20 years, WiSys has worked to support the University of Wisconsin System with the vision of building a culture of innovation for a better future.

  • WiSys supports the creation and transfer of innovations from the UW System to the marketplace.
  • The strong partnership between WiSys and the UW System helps the UW campuses fulfill their roles as twenty-first century leaders in research, discovery and innovation.

The Opportunity

Help to foster the research culture on your campus while learning about intellectual property management and bringing impactful ideas to the marketplace.



WiSys Ambassadors are students from UW System Comprehensive Campuses* who play a key role in enhancing the vital connection between WiSys and researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs on UW System Campuses. For more information on the Program and a list of our current Student Ambassadors, please visit http://www.wisys.org/about-us/ambassador-program.


* UW Comprehensive Campuses include UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout, UW-Superior and UW-Whitewater


WiSys is looking for student ambassadors on each UW Comprehensive Campus who can commit 5-10 hours per month during the 2022-23 academic year. WiSys Ambassadors are considered employees of WiSys and will be compensated at an hourly rate of $12/hour.

  • Increase the understanding of intellectual property and commercialization of innovations.
  • Enhance the understanding and awareness of WiSys’ role across the UW System Comprehensive Campuses.
  • Increase engagement with academics and students undertaking innovative and applied research.
  • Foster a more entrepreneurial culture on campus.
  • Help identify potential opportunities where WiSys can provide support.


  • Develop leadership abilities by helping to enhance the innovative and entrepreneurial culture on campus.
  • Receive intellectual property and commercialization training and gain valuable experience in the field of academic technology transfer, both of which can serve as a great addition to their resume.
  • Sharpen communication, presentation and networking skills.
  • Develop new skills in innovative and entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Receive travel allowances for conferences/events.
  • Eligibility to apply for a WiSys Ambassador Grant that will support your research on campus.


  • Be an undergraduate (sophomore, junior and/or senior standing) or graduate student in any discipline during the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Be able to commit 5-10 hours/month to the program.
  • Be able to participate in a one-day student ambassador training/orientation.

Particularly strong applicants are collaborative, engaged and productive with an enthusiasm for innovation and research.


Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a resume via the apply button.


WiSys promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.


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