News and resources for COVID-19

Written by CoMotion Staff / April 22, 2020

CoMotion supports and highlights University of Washington researchers, entrepreneurs and startups through blogs, webinars, news and licensing guidelines – please bookmark this page for continuous updates.

COVID-19 licensing guidelines

CoMotion is a signatory to these COVID-19 licensing guidelines to enable rapid access to university innovations addressing the current pandemic. The guidelines are endorsed by the AUTM Board of Directors and consistent with the association’s long-standing support for humanitarian licensing.


Tips/Training & other resources

  • Fundamentals For Startups video: “Negotiating Startup Life through a Crisis” (full video with CoMotion’s Ken Myer moderating discussion with entrepreneur Xiao Wang and investor Dan Rosen)
  • “Leading a startup through the crisis” podcast on GeekWire – CoMotion’s Ken Myer moderates discussion with entrepreneur Xiao Wang and investor Dan Rosen
  • Webinar video: “What startups need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program“, presented by Michael Avent and Ben Straughan, partners at Perkins Coie law firm (
  • Read about tips from CoMotion Labs startups on working remotely
  • Also, you can find this list of COVID-19 resources for small businesses and nonprofits created by the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic at the UW School of Law.
  • The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is urgently soliciting proposals and can provide up to $500M across multiple projects to rapidly produce innovative SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests that will assist the public’s safe return to normal activities. See this website for more information.

UW Researcher COVID-19 innovations news and stories

photo of Dr. Fuller in her lab at UW Medicine (photo credit Sarah Hoffman/Crosscut)

T4M team (photo credit: GeekWire, James Thorne)

Dr. Tom Lendvay, Associate Professor of Urology, UW

    • Read this message from CoMotion Director and Vice Provost for Innovation, François Baneyx – “UW innovation accelerates in the face of adversity”
    • Read about Dr. Deborah Fuller and team racing toward a COVID-19 vaccine
    • UW News covers UW researchers who need your digital coughs; Go directly to the Ubicomplab cough collection study to participate
    • UW Urology’s Dr. Tom Lendvay leads COVID-19 research with Amazon grant
    • Read about TransformativeMed’s Core COVID-19 tracking tool and app in the Puget Sound Business Journal (subscription required) or see the dedicated page about the app on their website.
    • Read about UW researchers working with CoMotion to accelerate their innovations addressing COVID-19.
    • GeekWires covers mental health tech UW spinoff Lyssn and the launching of its telehealth platform, week of May 18, 2020