The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University.
APLU awarded UW–Madison this designation based on the university’s significant, sustainable and campus-wide commitment to economic engagement, including its past and future focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and public service and community engagement. APLU is an organization dedicated to advancing the work of public universities by improving student success, advancing, and promoting research, along with building communities.
APLU and its Commission on Economic and Community Engagement (CECE) established the Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) Universities Program to help higher education institutions strengthen their strategy and practices in economic and community development and to highlight designated institutions’ commitment to regional economic engagement.
To earn the designation, institutions complete a rigorous self-study and stakeholder engagement process. They also identify their economic development strengths and areas of growth and improvement.
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