The UW fosters a culture of innovation in which students are mentored by faculty who are leaders in their fields. Together they are conducting research on the cutting edge.
Our Visionary Innovators
The UW is one of the world’s preeminent research universities. We prepare future leaders to create technologies that will make the world a better place.
Impact of Discoveries
Breakthroughs occur every day in laboratories across campus. We embrace independent thought and creativity, but we also know the power of collaboration.
Technology to Improve Society
Our outstanding students, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers have a long history of making discoveries that improve lives around the world.
- Changing temperature powers sensors in hard-to-reach places
- New smartphone app can detect newborn jaundice in minutes
- Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick
- Shyam Gollakota named one of world’s top innovators under 35
- StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for blind riders More
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Notable UW Inventions & Discoveries
- Long-Term Dialysis
- Color TV Tube
- PC Operating Systems
- Hepatitis B Vaccine
- Synthetic Rubber
- Disposable Diapers
- Yellow Street Paint
Did you know?
Approximately 9,200 people are employed by companies launched on UW research.
Innovation Fact Sheet (PDF)