• Discovery: fund groundbreaking TRL 1-4 technologies with direct connection to industry needs

  • Training: provide experiential training across the commercialization spectrum

  • Development: bridge technologies by partnering with incubators, investors and companies


  • Expedite commercialization of innovative, impactful technologies

  • Lower the barrier for launch and success of innovative biomanufacturing startups

  • Make UW a leading national hub for biomanufacturing R&D and workforce development

In line with the Forward BIO Institute’s overarching goal of advancing biomanufacturing technologies through interdisciplinary collaboration, the Institute partners with the following colleges, schools, and organizations: