about us
about us

Vision

Inspired and empowered innovators who change the world.

Mission

We partner with the UW community on their innovation journey, providing tools, connections, and acumen to transform ideas into economic and societal impact.

Focus areas

Innovation Training

Multiple business training programs help grow ideas into impact and innovators into entrepreneurs.

IP Advising & Protection

Customized IP plans, developed with researchers and faculty, support innovators and ideas along their paths to market.

Funding & Mentorship

Connections to capital and expert advice empower innovators to launch their projects in the marketplace.

Licensing, Startups & Incubation

A world-class infrastructure to license inventions, launch businesses or incubate startups positions entrepreneurs for success.

Values

Innovation and creativity

The fundamental traits of the innovators we guide and support are also built into our DNA.

Integrity and trust

We hold ourselves to the highest professional and ethical standards and hold transparency and honesty as core values.

Collaborations and services

We believe in the value of partnerships and strive to continuously deliver the best possible service to our clients.

Community and societal impact

We derive motivation and enthusiasm from helping innovators make a positive change in our communities and in the world.

Diversity and empowerment

We believe in the power of diversity and weave it into all aspects of operations to help staff and innovators achieve their maximum potential.

Fun and joy

We derive happiness and fulfillment by working together to make a difference.