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UW-led Project Proposal

Propose a short-term (6-month) project for MSTI students starting summer 2022.

Interested in having a talented, global, interdisciplinary team explore potential technology applications in support of your research? The UW Master of Science in Technology Innovation is opening a call for faculty, lab, or center sponsored projects for our interdisciplinary launch project program starting this summer. Submit a proposal anytime before January 28 to be considered as part of the spring 2022 selection process.




Project Criteria

Projects must have a good balance of research, application, hardware, software development, design, and business model exploration to meet the program’s learning objectives. Note: Students will be matched to projects based on interest and fit.

  • Projects must have a good balance of advanced concepts and prototype development. Solutions should incorporate hardware/software and design, with the opportunity for business development.
  • Projects must permit students to do formative work and build out solutions.
  • Mentors must be able to dedicate at least one hour a week for advising, either in person or remotely.
  • Preference will be given to projects that strive to address an unmet social need (e.g., conservation, health, social equity, etc.)

Questions? Contact Linda Wagner, Academic Program Director, or John Raiti, to discuss your proposal, topic, or project scope.

Attend an Information Session

Please join MSTI faculty at one of the following optional information sessions offered via Zoom to learn more about this opportunity.

Feel free to join even if you unable to submit a project this year.  You are also welcome to send a delegate from your lab or research network if you are not able to attend.

Register for the Info Session

Join the Zoom meeting here:

Submit a Proposal

Ready to submit a proposal? In order to help manage the balance of projects and match students to their interests, we ask that you submit a brief abstract using the form below by Friday, January 28, 2022.

Proposal Submission Form

In order to help manage the balance of projects and match students to their interests, we ask that you submit a brief abstract by Friday, January 28, 2022 for consideration by the MSTI Launch Project Faculty Team.

    First Name

    Last Name




    Project Topic/Area/Theme

    Abstract (pdf format)