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Stories by CoMotion staff and friends sharing inspiration and encouragement along the innovation journey.

  • September 19, 2023

    Happy birthday, Startup Hall!

    Startup Hall, home of CoMotion Labs and its technology incubator, celebrates nine years as a bridge between academia and industry and fertile ground for game-changing ideas.
    Startup Hall
  • September 13, 2023

    Washington Research Foundation commits more than $1.2 million to Postdoctoral Entrepreneurship Program at UW and WSU

    Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has awarded more than $1.2 million to expand a University of Washington (UW) training program for entrepreneurs, and to partner with Washington...
    An image of the logo for Washington Research Foundation.
  • September 01, 2023

    Certara acquires Drug Interaction Database

    UW-developed research tool joins biosimulation company Certara and expands its reach.
    Certara/DIS logo
  • August 15, 2023

    Introducing Copyright Resource

    We're excited to debut UW's newly redesigned guide to copyright policies, featuring a refreshed look and feel, streamlined organization, and new content on emerging topics in...
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  • July 26, 2023

    At the ready for innovations to come

    This past year will go down in the history of U.S. innovation for a massive commitment of federal funds toward technological competitiveness and national resilience.
    CHIPS Act logo
  • July 18, 2023

    What can Fenwick do for you?

    Fenwick represents >1,500 VC-backed companies and acts as primary legal counsel to 80 VC-backed companies with valuations over $1 billion.
    Fenwick partner Andy Albertson
  • July 06, 2023

    BECU and CoMotion announce the 2023 BECU FinTech Incubator cohort

    BECU has selected this year’s winners of the BECU FinTech Incubator competition: My Financial Therapist, Nickels, and Stakana.
  • June 16, 2023

    2023 CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars announced

    The CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars program offers entrepreneurial opportunities and scholarships to 10 outstanding undergraduates.
    Headshots of 2023 class of CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars
  • June 16, 2023

    When to start working with CoMotion

    We sat down with CoMotion innovation manager Judy Bridges to talk through frequently-asked questions for early-stage innovators.
    head shot Judy Bridges
  • March 27, 2023

    Changemaker: Nora Disis

    Nora Disis spoke with CoMotion about her three-decade career in cancer research and what she’s learned about gender equity in the innovation landscape.
    Headshot of UW medicine researcher Nora Disis, director of the Cancer Vaccine Institute
  • March 16, 2023

    The results are in! How commuting and travel is shaping up in the next normal

    The results of the latest Seattle Commute Survey offer a clearer understanding of how people are traveling into downtown Seattle.
    Cars driving on a highway
  • February 13, 2023

    Changemaker: Joe Lott

    Brotherhood Initiative founder Joe Lott spoke with CoMotion about inequities in higher education and entrepreneurship and the project’s partnership with the new social impact incubator with...
  • February 08, 2023

    CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund awardee, mentor take startup to the next level

    Since receiving a CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund award in 2020, UW Tacoma associate professor Weichao Yuwen has taken steps to help grow her startup
    Photo of Weichao Yuwen
  • January 13, 2023

    Fifth year of the BECU FinTech Incubator competition now open

    The BECU FinTech Incubator, now in its fifth year, today officially launches the latest round of its annual competition to support fintech startups and drive the...
  • December 15, 2022

    Leading the blue economy into a sustainable future

    For centuries, humankind has made a living from the oceans and seas that cover 72% of our planet and house 95% of living organisms. We have...
    Liquid hydrogen renewable energy vessel
  • November 18, 2022

    CoMotion spinoff Sound Life Sciences acquired by Google

    Google confirmed in late October its acquisition of Sound Life Sciences (SLS), a UW CoMotion spinoff and 2020 graduate of CoMotion Labs, reports Geekwire. This news...
    Sound Life Sciences logo
  • July 06, 2022

    BECU and UW CoMotion announce winners of fourth FinTech Incubator competition

    In its ongoing commitment to help grow the fintech community and drive innovation in the financial services space, BECU has selected the winners of the fourth annual...
  • June 10, 2022

    Meeting the transportation challenge

    On June 29, 1956, President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, a massive investment in mobility that drove commerce, tourism, and prosperity across the...
    LA Trip November 2021
  • May 25, 2022

    Celebrating UW Asian/Pacific American Innovators

    In celebration of National Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, CoMotion recognizes these UW researchers making significant impact in their fields.
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  • May 18, 2022

    The Mission Acceleration Center’s impact on Pacific Northwest innovation

    It’s only been six months since we opened the Mission Acceleration Center (MAC) to help UW CoMotion and the greater Seattle innovation community build relationships with...
    Mission Acceleration Center