CoMotion Labs @ Spokane is contributing to the growth of the innovation community in eastern Washington by connecting UW resources, assets, tools and networks with entrepreneurs and businesses across the region.

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The UW believes the economic development of Washington is best served when we unify and engage all parts of our state through cross-collaboration of ideas, startups and resources.

CoMotion Labs @ Spokane is a virtual lab that joins three other existing labs on or near the UW’s Seattle campus and works with a broad range of companies developing unique technologies across sectors. It provides programming, mentoring and advising, while also offering a number of CoMotion Labs events, including the popular entrepreneurial speaker series and innovation pop-ups.


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Brady Ryan

Manager, CoMotion Labs @ Spokane

The Lab also collaborates with innovation groups around the region like Startup Spokane and makes events available from the other CoMotion Labs in Seattle through live-streaming workshops.

Meet Brady Ryan

CoMotion Labs @ Spokane is led by Brady Ryan, who is based in the UW Spokane Center. Prior to joining CoMotion, Ryan worked as commercialization manager and business development manager at Life Science Washington, a trade association supporting the broad life science ecosystem in Washington, and as program manager for WINGS — the Washington Medical Technology Angel Network.

Students from Innovation High School explore augmented reality at an Innovation Pop Up Event.

Attendees try out a virtual reality headset at the CoMotion Labs @ Spokane Innovation Pop Up Event.

Our partners from Gonzaga’s Next Gen Tech Bar lead a demonstration on laser cutting.

Participants present their work during a Design Thinking workshop.