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CoMotion Sponsorship Opportunity Overview

CoMotion Sponsorships

CoMotion is the University of Washington’s collaboration hub. We help UW researchers take their ideas to market in a number of ways, from guiding them through the process of taking their innovations through the patent and licensing process, to providing incubation space and services for startups. For more information about sponsorship opportunities at CoMotion, contact Kerry Godes at kgodes@uw.edu.

We are pleased to present the following opportunities to partner with CoMotion specifically:

CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund Inventor Sponsorship

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. You can also make a gift to the CoMotion Innovation Gap Fund here.

Custom Innovator Sponsorship Package

Work with us to develop programming that is meaningful to your industry and partners. We can customize a sponsorship package with a choice of components, from running a speaker series to a pitch day. We can offer your teams innovation training workshops or makerspace hackathons. This sponsorship level can also include an opportunity to sponsor events for UW faculty and students, as well as Ideathons. Benefits, in addition to programming, include prominent placement on the CoMotion website, newsletters, and social media channels, as well as signage and recognition at events.

Naming Opportunities

We have a variety of opportunities to increase visibility within our startup community by naming Incubators, Internal Spaces, Meeting Rooms, and MakerSpace.

Seminar Series Sponsorships

Create a topical seminar series and promote it to your community, as well as UW faculty and students, and the CoMotion startup community (95+ startups housed in our incubator today, and alumni). Work with CoMotion leaders to identify guest speakers and topics. Benefits, in addition to programming, include prominent placement on the CoMotion website, newsletters, and social media channels, as well as signage and recognition at events.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsor a single event at CoMotion as part of our ongoing programming for CoMotion Labs members, UW faculty and students, and the regional innovation community including startups and funders. Benefits include prominent placement on the CoMotion website, newsletters, and social media channels, as well as signage and recognition at the event.