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 ($50K per team) in the fields of health sciences/life sciences, IT/software, and emerging technologies. In Fall 2019, CoMotion will introduce 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.