As UW’s collaborative innovation hub, CoMotion is dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community and beyond. By developing and connecting to local and global innovation ecosystems, CoMotion guides and partners with faculty, researchers, students, and entrepreneurs on their path to market, and helps them amplify the impact of their ideas.
The commercialization journey can take a number of paths. A UW innovator’s technology can be licensed, it can be offered as a service, or it can become a startup. As part of this last path, we are pleased to share ten startups that CoMotion helped spin out from the University of Washington in FY18. Companies are from a range of industries including enterprise software, telecommunications, bioinformatics, diagnostics and optics. Their products include improving the laboratory experimental process to making next-gen optical displays and sensors to using AI to transform the perioperative experience.
Over the past five years, CoMotion has helped spin out more than eighty startups, all of them working to develop innovative solutions and technologies across a variety of fields. All told, they are a part of the $12.5 billion that the University of Washington contributes to the state economy annually. Assisting startups from idea to launch is one of the many ways CoMotion helps to expand the economic and societal impact of the UW community.