Business and industry

Sponsor research

sponsor-researchStrategic, cross-disciplinary research is at the heart of the UW. As a leading public research university and recipient of more than $1.238 billion in sponsored research funds in 2013, the UW is committed to translating discovery into true public benefit.

Supported by more than 282 specialized research centers, our researchers, staff and students collaborate to discover next-generation solutions to today’s challenges.

Companies can sponsor research projects at UW and collaborate with our world-class scientists and engineers. Companies have the first opportunity to license inventions that result from their projects. To learn more about sponsored projects, contact our Industry Relations Officers (bios below). They can introduce you to researchers working in your areas of interest and help get your project started.

Contacts

UW’s Industry relations officers are focused on supporting and growing strategic research-based relationships between the UW and companies. Our team of industry veterans knows the UW and can understand your needs, connect you with the right experts, and facilitate a productive engagement. Opportunities include sponsored projects, IP licensing, corporate affiliate programs, in-kind gifts, consulting, and more.

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.