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.
‘Innovator’ spotlight on UW data virtuoso
Abraham Flaxman, a UW professor newly named one of “35 Innovators Under 35,” took the abstract mathematics he learned in graduate school and applied it to video games, then turned his talents to global public health. Seattle Times
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.
- Functional genomics lab to predict potential AIDS vaccines efficacy and find protection markers
- Great ape genetic diversity catalog frames primate evolution and future conservation
- Competitive STEM program at UW targets deaf, hard of hearing students
- U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar gene patents opens genetic test options
- Silicon-based nanoparticles could make LEDs cheaper, greener to produce More
Partner with UW
- Center for Commercialization
- Search available UW Technologies for licensing or startup opportunities
- College of Engineering: Partnership with Industry
- UW eScience Institute
- Information School Centers & Institutes
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)