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Licensing UW Innovations

CoMotion distributes UW technologies under five different licensing products. For each innovation, our experienced team of Innovation Managers will help you select the type of distribution that best fits your business plan. You can read about these licensing products below and compare their attributes in the pdf chart at the bottom of the page. You can also find information about biological materials and visit our licensing FAQs page for more information. Questions? Email us at license@uw.edu.

Featured Licensing Product

Husky FAST Start ™

Husky FAST Start ™

Build your startup on UW innovation

Husky FAST Start (TM) is intended for UW spinoffs building a company based on UW-managed intellectual property. The FAST acronym stands for Fair, Aligned, Standardized, and Transparent. This product:

  • Rapidly moves innovations to licensing in a fair and equitable manner
  • Aligns the goals of startup and university using fair, benchmarked terms rather than seeking the ‘best’ terms for one party at the expense of the other
  • Fosters trust with an open, transparent, and understandable process
  • Shortens the negotiation timeline
  • Minimizes negotiation costs

Other CoMotion Licensing Products

License to existing company

License to existing company

Strengthen your company’s pipeline

For established companies and startups who want to strengthen their pipeline with UW technologies.

Option to license

Option to license

Hold your company’s place in line

For potential licensees, an option provides guaranteed access to license for an agreed upon time period.

Evaluation license

Evaluation license

Take UW technology for a test run

Low transaction costs allow companies to consider fit prior to establishing a license or option.

Express digital content license

Express digital content license

One-click agreement access for digital content

Online marketplace of non-exclusive licenses and end-user agreements on standardized terms.

Product comparison chart (PDF)

Product comparison chart (PDF)