What We Do

Innovation Training

Innovation Training

At CoMotion, we offer innovation trainings based on globally recognized practices grounded in scholarship and real-world application. Open to UW research teams, students, and others from the UW community, our trainings are designed to build up the mindset, tools and skills essential to achieve economic and societal impact with teams’ innovations.

Upcoming open enrollment trainings

License & Takeoff

For UW faculty, post-docs and grad students

Our next workshop, “License & Takeoff,” takes place Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Fluke Hall, 3rd floor, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Learn how to attract attention to your work from industry partners, investors and customers, then network around light refreshments with our CoMotion experts. Sign up here or you can view the live stream during the workshop.

NSF's I-Corps

Open to the entire UW community

This National Science Foundation (NSF) program funds research projects ready to move towards commercialization. Gain skills in entrepreneurship through training, develop a mentor network of seasoned entrepreneurs, and receive $2,500 to fund the customer discovery process. Learn more about I-Corps.

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Contact us at CoMtrain@uw.edu to learn more about our innovation training programs.

We also come to your department

In addition to our open enrollment trainings above, we come to interested departments, research groups and applied classes to deliver training. See our training framework below. Please contact us at CoMtrain@uw.edu if you are interested in having us come and run a workshop or seminar in your department.

Research to impact seminars: Picturing the road ahead

This seminar series is designed to help researchers and teams set themselves and their project up for success, by:

  • offering key insights into what commercializing an innovation looks like, and
  • providing just-in-time information on cornerstone concepts and available resources at CoMotion and beyond to leverage as they get started.

Skills and tools for commercialization

Whether you are planning to launch a startup, create a not-for-profit organization, license your innovation to industry, or offer it to the world for free, there are common steps to take in order to make sure your project is successful. CoMotion offers workshops to help teams build skills and practice tools to lead commercialization projects to impact.

Online training resources

An archive of past lectures and seminars can be found on our Innovation Training video page and our Fundamentals for Startups Friday video page.

Our commercialization manual can be downloaded here.

Hear from UW researchers about one of our trainings

Join us at one of our regular events

In addition to the trainings above, anyone interested in startup creation is encouraged to attend or live stream our Fundamentals for Startups Fridays lecture series in Fluke Hall in the 3rd floor Idea Lab. Occurring every Friday over lunch during the school year, the series features experienced entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts that help close the gap in startup knowledge. Please find the next session on our events calendar and RSVP via the link found on the session’s page. Lunch is provided.