The Gore Innovation Center
Sparking New Ideas and Opportunities
Silicon Valley is home to some of the world’s biggest technology companies, leading academic institutions and thousands of start-ups. The Gore Innovation Center places us in the middle of it all — a space where we collaborate, explore and spark opportunities with fellow innovators. From our recent Digital Health Innovation Day to forums and make-a-thons, we partner to solve challenges and bring new ideas to life.
A Fall From the Sky, a Dad’s Life Saved
A Special July 4 Anniversary
Three years ago, aerial photographer Iwan van der Schoor hit the water chest-first when his parachute failed. Paramedics rushed him to physicians, who got him to the specialty cardiology team that repaired his ruptured aorta with a Gore device. Shortly after, a coordinated medical team returned him to his family.
Every day, our products perform in challenging environments where the cost of failure is high. We're proud to deliver solutions that improve lives.
Latest Gore technology for firefighters
Fighting on several fronts
Firefighters do more than extinguish fires. When freeing people from collapsed buildings, crashed cars or other crisis situations, they can face exposure to blood-borne pathogens and potentially harmful particulates. The new GORE-TEX Moisture Barrier with GORE® CROSSTECH® Product Technology protects against the weather and blood-borne pathogens and common chemicals — all in a flame retardant uniform.
Redefining Stroke Prevention
The “Hole” Truth About Strokes with Unknown Causes
One-third of ischemic strokes have unknown causes; 40-50% of people who experience these strokes have a hole in their heart called a patent foramen ovale (PFO). With strong data on the connection between PFO and stroke from the Gore REDUCE Clinical Study and the FDA approval of its GORE® CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder for PFO closure, Gore is helping patients to significantly reduce the risk of experiencing another stroke.
Fuel Cell Vehicle with GORE-SELECT® Membranes
The Hyundai NEXO – Powered by Hydrogen
Hyundai’s latest fuel cell vehicle has already made a splash. Makes sense — its only emission is water. The hydrogen-powered NEXO Fuel Cell SUV was seen in action at the global winter games in PyeongChang, South Korea, and will launch in Europe this summer. GORE-SELECT® Membranes contribute to the fuel cell stack’s increased power density while meeting strict requirements for durability and quality.
W. L. Gore & Associates
A materials science company focused on discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.
Combining industry expertise with product versatility, we create solutions for the most challenging environments — from implants in the human body, to clothing worn on expeditions to Mt. Everest, to electronic cables transmitting signals from Mars.
News & Events
GORE® invisible fit technology — which launched in the fall and will expand with additional brands for Spring 2018 — is a new way for footwear manufacturers to integrate a protective GORE-TEX® fabric/lining/laminate in running shoes.
This year’s Nobel Prize in physics went to three U.S. physicists, but in fact it’s a success that can be attributed to more than a thousand scientists ... and, in part, to Gore’s technology.
The annual GORE-TEX® Transalpine-Run recently put runners to the test along some of nature’s most scenic trails that took them through four countries across the Alps.
Give your projects a custom, polished look with the premium outdoor sewing thread that’s guaranteed to last a fabric’s lifetime. The new Navy Blue GORE TENARA Sewing Thread is a perfect match for popular navy blue marine fabrics.
Your work at Gore can change lives. Perhaps your own.
It's not just another job. It's not just another career path. It really is a vehicle for personal growth.
Alicia, Medical Products Division