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. All are held virtually and are open to UW–Madison faculty, students and staff.

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


Wednesday, October 11, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm | Register

Friday, October 13, 2023 (virtual): 12:30-1pm |  Register


Wednesday, November 8, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm | Register

Friday, November 10, 2023 (virtual): 12:30-1pm |  Register


Wednesday, December 6, 2023 (virtual): 4:30-5pm | Register

Thursday, December 7, 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.


Wednesday, January 10, 2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Friday, January 12, 2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


Wednesday, February 7,2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Friday, February 9,2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


Wednesday, March 6,2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Thursday, March 8,2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


Wednesday, April 10, 2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Friday, April 12, 2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


Wednesday, May 8, 2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Friday, May 10, 2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


Wednesday, June 5, 2024 (virtual): 4:30-5pm

Thursday, June 7, 2024 (virtual): 12:30-1pm


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.