From makerspace to incubators, UW offers spaces, resources and connections to help student, faculty, and community entrepreneurs create and grow their big idea.


UW offers a number of different makerspaces with tools and resources for students and faculty to build and prototype their next great idea. Make the most of a social, multidisciplinary, and collaborative environment that connects users with UW’s creative community.

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CoMotion Labs

CoMotion Labs provides a multi-industry incubation environment for early-stage startups with a focus on UW spinoffs.

From critical infrastructure (desks, dry benches, wet lab space, and prototyping capabilities) to just-in-time learning, mentoring, and networking, CoMotion Labs nurtures company growth and enables success.

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GIX Prototyping Labs

The GIX Prototyping Labs provide learners with the tools and support needed to turn concepts into tangible prototypes.

The GIX Prototyping Labs offer state-of-the-art, industrial-grade prototyping equipment, freely available to the UW community and accessible to others through memberships. Supported by expert staff, the Labs enable graduate students, industry professionals, staff, and faculty to work and learn from one another in a shared, cutting-edge learning environment.

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GIX Prototyping Labs

Other facilities

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

Washington Clean Energy Testbeds

A single-stop venue that offers open access to advanced capabilities for prototyping, testing, and demonstrating novel, zero-emission technologies.

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UW Reality Lab

UW Reality Lab

This lab brings together an interdisciplinary team of UW faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates working in 3D computer vision and perception, object recognition, graphics, game science and education, distributed computing, stream processing, databases and computer architecture, and privacy and security.

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Nanofabrication Facility

Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF)

WNF at the University of Washington is a micro and nanotechnology user facility that supports fabrication efforts for basic and applied research, advanced research and development, and prototype production.

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