Written by CoMotion Staff / May 25, 2018
May 24 was a long day for ‘The Sweet 16’. These 16 student teams – whittled down from 82 over several weeks – competed for the grand prize: $25K. The competitors are entrepreneurial students with genius ideas that have impressed judges, investors, and lay audiences repeatedly. But they don’t just have great ideas. They have a viable plan to succeed. That’s what UW CoMotion innovation managers do on a daily basis: prepare UW innovators to commercialize their ideas. See a related story in GeekWire.
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Technology Innovation Manager, UW CoMotion
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Jeanette Ennis supports UW researchers pursuing grant money to commercialize their innovations, and helps CoMotion secure economic development grant opportunities. Ennis joined CoMotion in 2009 after more than 15 years of broad research experience as a scientist, entrepreneur, and manager. Her areas of expertise include pharmacology, biochemistry, molecular biology, tissue engineering, and medical devices. She has worked with a variety of start-up companies as project manager, grant writer, and intellectual property manager, and held senior research positions at Cornell University and the UW Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. She earned a doctorate in medical and molecular pharmacology from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she trained with Louis Ignarro, Nobel Laureate in Physiology. She also holds a certificate in technical writing and editing from the UW Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering.