Washington State U Commercialization Gap Fund supports high market potential research in 2022 

An improved method for treating age-related eye diseases is one of nine projects by Washington State University researchers awarded with commercialization gap funding this year. The Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) provides funding to help WSU scientists such as Kuen-Ren “Roland” Chen bring their technology from the research laboratory to the market. Chen is developing a […]

Newly-formed Seattle VC firm aims to mine Univ. of Washington network for talent, innovation, money

The University of Washington is an absolute research powerhouse, ranking fifth among U.S. universities in R&D expenditures. But even with more than $1 billion in research money flowing each year, those dollars don’t necessarily translate into new entrepreneurial ventures or fast-growing startup companies. “The UW is a research machine,” notes Seattle venture capitalist Chris DeVore, managing […]

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

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 […]

WSU researchers receive the 2021 Commercialization Gap Fund

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 […]

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

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 […]

Spring 2020 Wash U LEAP Gap Fund Cycle Concludes

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, […]

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

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 […]

Office of Commercialization awards 10 WSU researchers with commercialization funding 

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 […]

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

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 […]