Turn Your Idea Into Impact

Attend a D2P Open House

If you can dream it, D2P can help.

Learn about free trainings and mentoring available to campus innovators at a virtual Open House with Discovery to Product (D2P)!

Open Houses

Open houses are held monthly on select weekdays and alternate between 12:30-1pm and 4:30-5pm.

In-person Open Houses will occur at the D2P office: 1403 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715.

If you need an accommodation to attend, please contact Jesse Lynch at least two weeks in advance.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm  | Register

Friday, April 14, 2023 (virtual): 12:30-1pm  | Register


Wednesday, May 10, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm  | Register

Friday, May 12, 2023 (virtual): 12:30-1pm  | Register


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm  | Register

Friday, June 16, 2023 (virtual): 12:30-1pm  | Register

Can’t make it on any of these dates? We have a pre-recorded version that you can view on demand. Sign up here to request access.

Innovate. Create. Dream. Solve.

Do you have an idea for an innovative product, service, or novel approach to a social problem? Every month, we host open houses for campus innovators. We also have an on-demand option, or can schedule 1:1 mentor chats for those who are not able to attend the live sessions.

D2P’s team of expert mentors are a free resource open to UW–Madison faculty, staff, students and employees of affiliate organizations. During the open houses, we will share an inside look at our experiential training programs Innovation to Market and Igniter, and go over the wide range of other ways we can help support the development of your idea.

Come join a community of faculty, staff and students that see the Wisconsin Idea as an action plan that guides us to apply our work, research, creativity, ideas, and passion to impact lives locally and globally.