CoMotion offers a number of funding opportunities for UW researchers on the path to commercialization, including DubPitch and the Commercialization Fellows Program.
CoMotion connects UW innovators to federal funding programs like SBIR, STTR and NSF I-Corps as part of their commercialization strategy. We also connect UW researchers to regional programs like the Washington Research Foundation.
College students from across the Cascade Corridor (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, British Columbia) and Alaska are invited to apply for student innovation and new venture competitions hosted by UW Foster School of Business’ Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.
The Innovation Investments team within CoMotion can assist innovators to identify and apply for funding for commercialization of their UW research. The support our experienced staff provides can significantly increase your chances of success. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 543-3970 for more information.
Many grants, awards, and competitions are available to researchers and students. The programs are all highly competitive and UW innovators should expect to dedicate significant time to applying for these opportunities.
A funding gap exists when basic research funding is no longer appropriate and a project needs funds for product development. Many federal agencies and non-profit foundations make funds available to help technologies bridge this gap. These translational or commercialization awards provide innovators with non-dilutive funding, and allows them to maintain working ties between their spinoff and the UW research group.