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UW Innovation In Action

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.

Intro engineering class at UW-Madison prepares a unique type of future grad

College of Engineering design class challenges students to look towards real-word applications early in their college experience. Learn why that is a benefit.

UW-Madison radiologist researchers capturing images of the brain – making an impact on future diagnosis

Researchers at UW-Madison’s radiology department are some of the first to use a new MRI from GE Healthcare that images the brain’s tiny crossing fibers and white matter like never before.  Learn why this is so important for research and patients.

Accelerator Program helping to speed commercialization of UW Innovations

Great ideas are numerous at UW-Madison, but translate those ideas into products and into the market place needs a special kind of expertise. That is where the WARF Accelerator Program is helping to foster results. Learn more about their approach and the results.

UW Makerspace unleashes limitless student creativity

The 12,000-square-foot space is a maker’s dream; it houses 3D printers, laser cutters, machine tools, virtual and augmented reality hardware, microscopes, soldering irons, bicycle tools and many more instruments and gadgets to assist engineering students in bringing their ideas to life.

Ahead of the curve – exciting new development for flexible electronics

UW-Madison group creates a simple, fast and inexpensive fabrication process that is bound to catch the attention of product developers. Learn why this development is so unique.

New center to help UW-Madison and others to the next generation of crop breeding and plant genetics

Wisconsin Crop Innovation Center (WCIC) is a 100,000-square-foot facility—with labs, greenhouses and growth chambers—poised to be the home to future plant biotechnology achievements. More.

UW–Madison team earns Hyperloop competition innovation award

Badgerloop, a team made up mainly of University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Aug. 27, 2017 in California.

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.