About Our Student Org

HyperX Madison is a multi-disciplinary, student-run organization for hands-on experience with new technologies and innovation.

Our focus is on applied learning and problem solving in disruptive tech (think Block Chain, AI, AR/VR and IoT) in digital health, sports technology, retail, transportation, dairy and agriculture and other spaces. We welcome all disciplines and encourage business, design, humanities, arts and other majors as well as those in STEM fields to participate.

Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison
Photo by Sandra Bradley
Photo by Sandra Bradley

HyperX offers graduate and undergraduate students a cross-disciplinary and collaborative space to explore, develop, and experiment with emerging technologies. Students may work either on ideas they bring or on industry projects defined by corporate and institutional sponsors.

Our goal is to help UW-Madison students gain access to “neutral” territory for exploring intriguing applications for emerging technologies, connect with resources and mentors, participate in industry projects for hands-on learning, and take part in opportunities and events for faster learning in rapidly changing technology spaces.

Students who participate have the opportunity to explore applications for new technologies, gain industry connections, and learn new skills.

Explore Emerging Tech

Gain access to equipment and test beds to explore and learn about real-world applications for new technologies such as AI, IoT, AR, VR, Blockchain and more.

Make Industry Connections

Work with industry leaders, mentors, and successful entrepreneurs to learn about key challenges and problems to solve.

Develop New Skills

Take advantage of experiential learning with mentors, guest speakers, and Hub staff.


No experience required.

We actively seek diversity in thinking and perspectives and invite all majors from across the UW Madison campus to explore their own ideas for interesting and intriguing applications for emerging technologies.

“HyperX connected me with a multidisciplinary team that put out an incredible product at an extremely accelerated rate.” Connor – Biomedical Engineering Student 

Join us in exploring the applications of technology for tomorrow’s world.

The best way to start is to attend an Info Session to learn more or contact hyperxmadison@gmail.com with questions.


Drink milk?

This fall, the Dairy Innovation Hub is hosting a Dairy Innovation Hub Student Challenge to encourage students to participate in developing novel solutions for problems being faced by the dairy industry as defined by the Dairy Task Force 2.0.

The Dairy Innovation Hub harnesses research and development at UW–Madison, UW–Platteville and UW–River Falls campuses to keep Wisconsin’s dairy community at the global forefront in producing nutritious dairy products in an economically, environmentally and socially sustainable manner.

Students from UW-Madison, UW-Platteville, and UW-River Falls are all encouraged to participate in this virtual student challenge addressing the largest problems being faced by the Wisconsin dairy industry today. Be a part of their professional resource network to assist in business model, proof of concept, and minimal viable product development with opportunities to work closely with student teams.

Come to our September 14, 2020 information session to learn more!

Our Leadership

Ben Chiu

President of HyperX Madison

Ben Chiu is a sophomore studying Chemical Engineering and Computer Science. He grew up in Kenosha, Wisconsin and went to high school in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. In his free time he enjoys playing the electric bass, board games, and soccer. He is a software developer for Clairvo, an indoor navigation startup. Follow him on LinkedIn!

Interested in a leadership role?

Contact hyperxmadison@gmail.com with questions.


Our Sponsors

Thank you to our past sponsor(s).

Let’s build something together.