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C4C UW RESEARCH PROJECTS OUT OF THE LAB INTO PEOPLE’S LIVES
Presentation by Chris Igielski, C4C UW Industry Relations Officer, Economic Development
Chris supports C4C’s efforts for UW to become an increasingly effective engine of economic development for the State and the region. His current projects include supporting efforts to form crucial early stage private capital for UW start-up companies, as well as analyzing legislation and benchmarking best U.S. practices for university economic development to support company formation around promising UW technologies.
As you read this, UW researchers in hundreds of labs are making extraordinary innovations. As America’s number one federally funded public research university, UW is producing innovations that have the power to change the world—from biofuel alternatives, to more effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and brain cancer, to purification technology for drinking water in the developing world. C4C is committed to getting these research outcomes into products, services, therapies, diagnostics, and cures to where they can impact millions of people.
Since 2005, C4C has supported the commercialization of more than 100 projects, provided comprehensive mentoring and over $4 million in grants, and helped spin out new companies. These include, Fate Therapeutics, EnerG2, MicroGREEN Polymers, and Farecast. Read some of our recent C4C Success Stories.