What We Do

Innovation Training

Innovation Training

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At CoMotion we offer innovation trainings based on globally recognized practices grounded in scholarship and real-world application. Open to UW research teams, startups, 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 and equips innovators with the skills essential to build a successful business.

From developing a business mindset with programs like Idea to Plan or I-Corps, to prototyping and building at CoMotion MakerSpace, to learning how to apply for STTR and SBIR grants and practice your pitch, CoMotion offers a wide variety of training programs. In addition, some of our funding programs, such as the CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund with its with customer-discovery and marketing workshops, have training built into the application process. Also, don’t miss our Fundamentals for Startups Friday weekly seminar series featuring entrepreneurial experts from the Seattle innovation ecosystem, and which is open to the public and streamed live via our YouTube channel.

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

Upcoming trainings

Open to UW faculty, researchers and grad students

Set yourself up for success in your commercialization efforts by attending one of our Fundamentals of Tech Commercialization trainings

– Come and listen to a CoMotion expert address some of the fundamental questions you have about commercialization
– Ask questions and network around light refreshments with our CoMotion experts, and peers who have been through the journey.
Rolling topics offered throughout the year. All it takes is 90 minutes of your time at the end of the day, once a quarter.

Click here for video of our most recent training, “Commercial Paths for UW Innovations”.


The role of intellectual property in commercialization projects (September 11) Click here to RSVP.
Commercialization project development (Early 2020).