University of Wisconsin–Madison

Event Schedule

Transcend Madison Innovation Competition:  Powered by qualcomm transcend

April 4th & 5th, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wisconsin Institute of Discovery, H.F. DeLuca Forum

The Transcend Madison competition brings students from all across UW Madison to demonstrate their novel ideas and creations. Anyone can compete—all you need is an idea. However, this competition will combine all aspects of entrepreneurism, so a winning ideas exhibit a novel idea, a valid prototype, a tested business model and most importantly, great execution.

April 6th & 7th, 2018
Engineering Campus

Engineering EXPO is a two day event held annually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s College of Engineering. EXPO is run entirely by students and has historically brought over 10,000 visitors to campus annually.  Participants at EXPO include Fortune 500 industry leaders, engineering student organizations on campus, individuals displaying their engineering projects and ideas, and thousands of students and members of the community.  Over the two days of EXPO, elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools are invited to explore what engineering involves. Each day the event is open to the public.


April 18, 2018
4:30 – 6:30 PM
Mechanical Engineering Building Lobby

This event brings engineers to campus to showcase innovation in the workplace and what ideas they work on every day.  It is a window into life of an engineer after college.  Students will enjoy engaging with engineers that apply their creativity and engineering mindset to projects every day.  Light appetizzers and refreshments will be provided.

2016 participants included: Altria, Badger Hyperloop, bb7, Bemis, Caterpillar, Epic, Ford, GE, Kohler, Milwaukee Tool, Oshkosh Corporation, Plexus, Thermo Fisher

April 20, 2017
Alliant Energy Campus

At the beginning of the spring semester, Alliant Energy presented students with a problem statement focused around three key elements in the energy industry:  Competitive costs, safe and reliable service, and responsible use of resources.  Multi-disciplinary student groups were tasked with presenting solutions for our future energy consumption for cash prizes.  Students will present their ideas to Alliant Energy leadership during Innovation Days 2017.