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.
- UW astronomer Eric Agol’s seven-planet system part of major NASA discovery
- Battery-free technology brings gesture recognition to all devices
- NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy’ advocates ‘audacious,’ creative engineering
- Credit card-sized device could analyze biopsy, help diagnose pancreatic cancer in minutes
- Facelift complications eased with help of new 3-D imaging technique 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)