With almost 500 patents issued in the last five years and over 100 active spinoffs, the University of Washington continues to make both an economic and societal impact in the Puget Sound region and beyond. Read more about our impact below and learn why we are ranked the number one most innovative public university in the world (Reuters, 2019). Click here to view entire fact sheet.
- #1 Most innovative public university in the world – Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities – 2019
- #7 Best university in U.S. for technology transfer – Milken Institute’s Concept to Commercialization: The Best Universities For Technology Transfer – 2017
- #2 in U.S. for number of licenses granted by a university – Association of University Technology Managers – 2021
- #23 Top worldwide universities granted U.S. utility patents – The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) – 2020
Innovation Disclosures Heat Map
We have created interactive heat maps to show the Records of Innovation (ROIs) that have been submitted across the University since 1980. They are broken down by UW departments, schools and sectors. ROIs are used to disclose innovations to UW CoMotion. They help CoMotion protect IP, commercialize technologies, accelerate impact, and report to funding agencies on innovations.