UW Innovation in Action

Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma’s quest for knowledge yields innovations, collaborations, success

Ma cites an impressive research infrastructure, excellent faculty and support for multidisciplinary collaborations as reasons he has been successful at UW-Madison. That is coupled with his desire for his innovations to benefit society, “If the knowledge I contribute can change the world, I will be satisfied.”

UW-Madison Student Startup Update – Fetch Rewards

Fetch Rewards, a company hatched by Wes Schroll while he was a UW–Madison undergraduate five years ago, is ramping up its introduction of a mobile app-based reward system for grocery buyers. More.

UW startup hits Paris to highlight their tech

The invention by Torq Labs tracks leg movement in runners using five sensors, with help from a smartphone app. Learn more about the tech and their continued connection to UW.

A few of our favorites: Innovation in Action

Every day amazing things happen at UW. We are lucky to see some of these innovations up close. Check out a few of our favorite stories from 2017.

UW resources help one of Wisconsin’s top manufacturers find continued success

Three times named Wisconsin manufacturer of the year, Greenheck continues to turn to UW-Madison business resources to help refine and improve their processes. More how that is shaping their success.


GE Researcher seated at a computer

A relationship with real world benefits for patients and Wisconsin

A multi-decade relationship between UW–Madison and GE Healthcare has created a stream of medical imaging inventions that look inside the human body with increasing accuracy.

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