The CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund offered twice a year is a bridge for University of Washington innovators between the conclusion of their academic research grants and the level of development at which they can attract seed stage investment. The fund awards over $1 million to fund and support UW inventions with high potential.
Projects come from university researchers with sustainable solutions to pressing needs in life sciences, engineering, software/IT, or social impact. (The spring cycle of the Innovation Gap Fund will also include funding tracks in fintech, mobility, and population health.) Successful projects have used funds to create prototypes, complete software coding or UI development, initiate Beta testing, evaluate customer demand, and validate markets.
The Innovation Gap Fund is open to any UW innovator who has disclosed their technology to CoMotion. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to contact our Innovation Development team to see if their project’s stage and goals make them a good candidate for the fund.
See below to learn which University of Washington teams won Innovation Gap Funds last month.