We are pleased to announce the Spring 2018 CoMotion Innovation Fund Winners! We’re also excited to add that Population Health has partnered with CoMotion with the launch of their first ever Population Health Innovation Award. The award is jointly funded by the Population Health Initiative and CoMotion ($25,000 each) to fund a project that supports the vision of the Population Health Initiative and the CoMotion Innovation Fund. The applicants for this funding go through CoMotion’s Innovation Fund process, and funding decisions are jointly made by the Population Health Initiative and CoMotion.
The CoMotion Innovation Fund is a partnership between CoMotion and the Washington Research Foundation to provide up to $1 million per year for applied research. Our final review took place in early May, when a committee of CoMotion and WRF staff, senior executives, and local investors ranked projects by market opportunity and likelihood that Innovation Fund funding will influence the probability of the project making a social or commercial impact. These winning teams are leading projects that have a high chance to make an impact but unlikely to get there without this critical funding which will help them achieve the level of development that should enable them to attract seed stage investment. CoMotion Innovation managers connect teams with CoMotion resources including intellectual property strategy development, marketing analyses, business and legal advice, pitch coaching, and access to mentors.