Business & Industry

Leverage expertise

Patrick S. Stayton (Professor Department of Bioengineering) smiling and sitting in front of lab equipment

With more than 4,000 faculty members, the UW provides access to a wealth of knowledge and know-how.  Whether you are interested in starting a new research collaboration or gaining perspectives on developing UW technologies, we’re here to help.

Our Industry Relations team (bios below) can help you strategically engage UW resources. We can connect you with faculty and students, direct you to relevant corporate affiliate programs, and arrange campus visits.

Contacts

Todd Cleland

Todd Cleland

Director, Industry Relations
Engineering
tcleland@uw.edu
206-543-9852

Todd Cleland supports technology companies interested in research engagements with the College of Engineering. Todd joined UW’s Industry Relations team in 2010, after 20+ years at Hewlett-Packard. During his HP career, he worked in R&D and management roles in its semiconductor and inkjet printing businesses and led strategic new business programs to commercialize HP technologies. Todd’s technical experience includes digital printing, displays, microfabrication, and microfluidics; he is an inventor on 20 issued patents. Todd holds a B.S.E from Princeton and a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, both in chemical engineering; he also has a masters in management from MIT’s Sloan School.

Terry Grant

Terry Grant

Director, Industry Relations
University-wide Initiatives
tgrant7@uw.edu
206-543-2072

Over a 22-year career at Weyerhaeuser Company, Terry Grant built an impressive record of achievement in new product development, technology commercialization, strategic partnership and business development, and management.

Rad Roberts

Rad Roberts

Director, Industry Relations
Health Sciences
rad@uw.edu
206-221-7977

Rad Roberts is focused on developing productive partnerships between life science companies and UW Health Sciences researchers that help spark innovation, accelerate its advance, and increase its ability to improve human health. Rad has 15 years of experience in health sciences technology commercialization, business development, and business strategy in both industry and academic settings. Rad received a B.S. in Biology from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. He has worked on research and commercialization projects in biochemistry, molecular genetics, microbiology, photonics, neuro-modulation, medical devices, and biopharmaceuticals.


Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

This innovative clinic serves entrepreneurs throughout the Pacific Northwest. The clinic teams law and business students with pro bono attorneys and business advisers to provide critical early-stage legal and business counseling.

Visit the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic website.