Industry Relations and Technology Transfer

Funding Opportunities

Financial support is critical to developing discoveries into lifesaving products and services. Funding opportunities available from the Center and external organizations include: 

Fred Hutch Translational Research Funds


Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS)  
Fred Hutch faculty members are eligible to apply for ITHS awards, which support the development of new medical products and increased research capacity in communities.
Visit the ITHS website for more information.

Faculty can learn more about these and additional Center Funding Opportunities on CenterNet.

External Funding Sources


Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Grants
These federal grants encourage research and development through collaboration between federally funded agencies and small businesses.

Life Sciences Discovery Fund
The Life Sciences Discovery Fund supports innovative research and development that promotes life sciences competitiveness, enhances economic vitality and improves health and health care in Washington state.

Washington Research Foundation

The Washington Research Foundation supports commercialization efforts at Washington universities and nonprofit institutions by providing gifts and grants in support of research and other endeavors.

Because of the complexity and unique work involved with forming a startup company, inventors should contact IRTTO as soon as possible to discuss new inventions.