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“The UW Center for Commercialization plays a vital role in building our state’s innovation economy. Washington’s competitiveness is strengthened by having a premier research institution like the UW.” Rogers Weed, Director, Washington State Department of Commerce


UW’s Corporate Affiliate Programs provide a structured means for companies to interact and collaborate with UW researchers, and each other. Member participation can include education, technical exchange, and collaborative research. Benefits of joining affiliate programs can include:

  • Staying abreast of UW research
  • Building relationships with faculty, and hiring faculty as consultants
  • Discovering opportunities to collaborate or sponsor research
  • Setting up businesses or outposts in the region
  • Getting access to research facilities
  • Licensing IP
  • Hiring students
  • Networking with other companies

Existing Affiliate Programs

  • Bioengineering Department Affiliates Program (BioE-AP)
  • Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC)
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Industrial Affiliates Program
  • Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) Corporate Affiliates Program
  • Information School iAffiliates Program
  • Optoelectronic Systems Integration in Silicon (OpSIS)
  • University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB21)
  • uWAMIT, The Ultrasound-based Washington Molecular Imaging and Therapy center

New Affiliate Programs

We are actively looking to bring industry and UW research together to build sustainable relationships and foster innovation in focused areas. contact us to discuss creating new affiliates program.