See a problem? Have a solution? We can help!
Amazon and the University of Washington have teamed up to create Amazon Catalyst, a new program to help you launch your next big idea. If you've got a big, bold solution to a problem in the world, we want to hear it and help fund your solution!
The program is open to all current students, faculty, and staff at the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses, and proposals are selected in any field, including the humanities, engineering, the sciences, and the arts. Winners join a community of innovators—Amazon Catalyst Fellows—who share a passion for building solutions to real-world problems.
Previous rounds of Catalyst have accepted ideas on any topic. To focus our inspiration and to try something a little different, we are running this round of Catalyst on specific themes. We will only fund proposals that address one of these topics. This is an experiment and we will likely choose other themes in the future or go back to the general Catalyst.
Amazon Catalyst at UW is offered through CoMotion, the university’s collaborative innovation center dedicated to expanding the economic and societal impact of the UW community.
Click here to learn more about this round's themes and see some sample prompts.
How We Evaluate
Click here for information on what we are looking for and how we evaluate proposals.
Click here to learn more about the Amazon Catalyst Fellows and their projects.
Click here to apply. The application is just 20 questions and can be completed in one visit
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