Resources for Business and Industry
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Research Opportunities & Resources

As one of the top research institutions in the nation, the University of Washington has a significant impact on the Washington state economy. UW is the number one public institution for attracting federal research dollars. Research at the UW supported 7,600 full-time equivalent employees at the University during fiscal year 2005, and based on an economic mutiplier provided by the U.S. Commerce Department, UW research funding generated about 34,000 jobs statewide.

The UW invites you to explore how your organization can participate in the numerous research initiatives underway at the University, as well as ways to catalyze a research idea or proposal.

Discover the various ways that you and your organization can participate in UW research activities.

UW Office of Research

UW College, School, and Department Sites

Research Underway at UW Medicine


Clinical Trials Resources
Clinical trials provide business partners the opportunity to help bring a UW technology to market.

Office of Clinical Research - A central contact point for information about industry-sponsored clinical trials in the School of Medicine

General Clinical Research Center - Support services for research involving human subjects. The GCRC gives first priority to academic research, but will consider industry-sponsored projects after scientific review.


Research Facilities Available to Industry
The UW makes available specific research facilities to business partners.

Aeronautical Laboratory - Two wind tunnels for aerodynamic testing

Nanotech User Facility - Provides access to advanced characterization and nonfabrication tools

School of Oceanography Pressure Test Facility - A pressure test vessel that operates up to 10,000 psig

Surface Analysis Recharge Center - Provides access to state-of-the-art surface analysis instruments

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