Partner with CoMotion leadership to develop a new track or expand an existing track of the CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund. Current funders included the Washington Research Foundation, BECU, and departments and colleges across UW. Award competitions are held 2x year and the awards provide winning teams with the seed funding necessary to create business plans, develop prototypes, and conduct customer research. CoMotion awards $1M annually to up to 20 teams (up to $50K per team) in the fields of health sciences/life sciences, IT/software, and emerging technologies. In Fall 2019, CoMotion introduced its first Fintech track, sponsored by BECU. Benefits include meeting the teams who are participating in the competition and getting an early look at emerging ideas and technologies, in addition to prominent placement on the CoMotion website, newsletters, and social media channels, as well as signage and recognition at events.
The University of Washington and Challenge Seattle — a private sector initiative of 17 of the Seattle region’s CEOs to address issues that will determine the region’s future — are committed to advancing our region’s economy and our quality of life by helping to build the transportation system of the future. Housed at CoMotion at the University of Washington, the Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) will tackle specific transportation challenges, using applied research and experimentation. Cross-sector teams will attack regional mobility problems, develop new technologies, apply system-level thinking, and bring new innovations to our regional transportation system. Learn more about sponsoring a team or project by contacting MIC.