Insights on innovation

Posted on 27. Aug, 2012 by in Alumni, Annual Report, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Economic Impact, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Features, Issues, Mechanical Engineering, People, Students, Video

UW-Madison is recognizing 2012-13 as the Year of Innovation, offering a chance to reflect on what this concept means to the university and to society. With $136 million in research and more than 100 patent disclosures annually, the College of Engineering has worked to cultivate innovation as standard operating procedure in our classrooms and labs.

The best way to appreciate innovation—what it means, where it comes from and why it matters—is to hear it described directly from our students, alumni and faculty. We chose nine engineers—who also happen to be inventors and entrepreneurs—to tell their stories.

Click each photo to learn more.

And, meet these innovators in our 2012 annual report video. Find it on the college playlist at

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