13 05, 2021

Student startups awarded $75,000 at WSU business plan competition 

By |2021-05-13T10:43:13+00:00May 13th, 2021|Accelerator/incubator, Student Funds, Washington|0 Comments

Student venture teams presented their business ideas last week and competed for $75,000 in prize money at an annual business plan competition hosted by WSU’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. More than 28 student venture teams, representing nearly 150 students across three leagues, participated in the virtual event Thursday. The top five teams of the competition’s [...]

4 02, 2021

WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

By |2021-02-04T09:08:57+00:00February 4th, 2021|New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The Office of Commercialization has awarded 10 Washington State University researchers with the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF supports research projects with high market potential and provides researchers up to $40,000 to booster their ability to make an economic impact on society. The CGF is funded by a generous donation from the Washington Research [...]

9 12, 2020

UW CoMotion accelerator rolls out new licensing process to streamline negotiations with spinouts – GeekWire

By |2020-12-09T14:23:36+00:00December 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

The University of Washington is aiming to make it easier for spinouts to get out of the research lab and into the market. This week the UW unveiled Husky FAST Start, a new licensing process meant to speed up startup license discussions. The launch coincides with the 40th anniversary of the landmark Bayh-Dole Act, which gave [...]

9 12, 2020

Washington State University Health Sciences Launches Life Sciences Incubator, sp3nw, Supported by $250,000 Grant From Bank of America

By |2020-12-09T14:12:59+00:00December 9th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

The FINANCIAL -- sp3nw to Accelerate WSU Life Science Innovation and Entrepreneurship Into Biotech, Pharma, Diagnostics, and Medical Device Companies Through Faculty, Affiliate Expertise. Washington State University (WSU) Health Sciences today announced the launch of Spinout Space in Spokane (sp³nw), a new life sciences incubator that will launch start-up companies. As part of this launch, the [...]

14 05, 2020

Spring 2020 Wash U LEAP Gap Fund Cycle Concludes

By |2020-05-14T09:43:45+00:00May 14th, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

The LEAP Gap Fund is open to any person or team with potential or existing WashU intellectual property. Through the program, teams receive mentorship from experts in their fields and work with the Skandalaris Center team and partners to create clear development and commercialization plans to ready their projects. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, [...]

6 02, 2020

UW WE-REACH to fund ‘most exciting’ biomedical discoveries 

By |2020-02-06T08:51:56+00:00February 6th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

Medical researchers at the University of Washington are receiving a new boost to get their ideas off the bench and into the public domain. A new center is being created with $4 million in matching funds from the National Institutes of Health for promising biomedical discoveries. The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) will provide [...]

23 01, 2020

Office of Commercialization awards 10 WSU researchers with commercialization funding 

By |2020-01-23T09:08:20+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|0 Comments

Ten research projects with high market potential received the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) awarded by the Office of Commercialization (OC). The OC provides researchers up to $50,000 via the CGF to booster their ability to make an economic impact on our society. The CGF program is aligned with Washington State University’s mission and commitment to [...]

16 01, 2020

AI2 Incubator hatches $10M fund for startups with VC support

By |2020-01-16T09:47:54+00:00January 16th, 2020|Accelerator/incubator, Washington|0 Comments

Seattle’s Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence is kicking things up more than a notch for AI startups with a $10 million pre-seed fund for its incubator program. The AI2 Incubator’s fund is backed by some of the nation’s top venture capital institutions, such as Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group, Silicon Valley’s Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins, and New York’s Two Sigma Ventures. But wait … there’s [...]

27 09, 2019

University of Washington and Microsoft Research POC project Develops DNA Storage

By |2019-09-27T09:38:20+00:00September 27th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

It may seem far-fetched, but computer scientists and research groups have worked for years to discover if it is possible to store data on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Now, Microsoft Research (MR) and the University of Washington (UW) have achieved just that, and the implications of their success could be far-reaching. Clinical pathologists are increasingly performing genetic DNA sequencing in their medical laboratories to identify biomarkers for [...]

12 09, 2019

New round of Amazon Catalyst Grants awarded to Washington State University innovators and entrepreneurs 

By |2019-09-12T07:04:04+00:00September 12th, 2019|Corporate, Washington|0 Comments

The Amazon Catalyst Program at Washington State University has awarded nearly $20,000 in grants to two teams comprised of research faculty and students from varied university disciplines and locations. Team Cross-Cultural Optics and team Virtual Reality 360 received grants for their innovative solutions to specific problems posed by Amazon. Launched in 2018, the collaborative program between Amazon [...]