Science & Technology Showcase

January 28th 2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Are you working on a technology that has potential for commercialization?
  • Do you have a business idea in the science and technology space that you’d like to explore in more depth?
  • Would you like a chance to win cash prizes?


  • Application deadline - January 1st, 2021

  • Pitch clinic - January 12th, 2021

  • Pitch clinic - January 19th, 2021

  • Science and Technology Showcase: January 28th, 2021

  • All team members must be current University of Washington students (undergraduate, graduate, or professional).

  • The proposed product or idea must be science and/or technology-based.

Presented by SEBA and the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship of the UW Foster School of Business, the Science & Technology Showcase allows students to explore the commercialization potential of their science- and technology-based ideas.


Teams present to an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, MBA students, and a panel of judges that includes prominent entrepreneurs and investors from the Seattle business community.

Prizes range from $100 to $1,000Previous winners have gone on to launch startup companies. 

STS will be followed by a Networking Hour open to the public where teams may recruit additional members for the Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), Health Innovation Challenge (HIC), or Business Plan Competition (BPC). 

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Past Winners

Science & Technology Showcase Reaches New Heights

January 28, 2020

It’s not often the grand prize entry in a showcase is kept hidden under a sheet. Then again, you wouldn’t take modesty into account at a hospital while trying to solve a sensitive medical issue like poorly inserted urinary catheters. That’s where the innovative—and hyper-realistic—training prototype from bioengineering student Alyssa Schul comes into play. The CREST Urethral Catheter Simulator earned her the $1,000 Premera Grand Prize at the 2020 Science and Technology Showcase at the University of Washington. Judges also awarded Schul a $100 Davis Wright TremaineBest Communicator Prize at the 14th annual competition co-hosted by the Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA) and the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship.

Student Innovators Shine at 2019 Science and Technology Showcase

January 25, 2019

A student team who created an affordable, universal eyedropper adapter earned the Premera Blue Cross grand prize at the 13th Annual Science and Technology Showcase (STS) at the University of Washington. Nanodropper decreases the volume of oversized eyedrops to reduce cost, waste, and side effects. The team was among a group of seven to take home funding awards at the annual showcase for science and technology-based innovations coming out of the University.

Student Innovators Shine at Science and Technology Showcase

January 18, 2018

Seven student teams took home prizes from the 12th Annual Science and Technology Showcase (STS) at the University of Washington. Grand Prize sponsor Magic AI presented $1,000 to a team of engineering students for their innovative approach to providing real-time data on blood flow fluctuation in a patient experiencing cardiac arrest. A complete list of the winning teams is detailed below.

Student Innovation on Display at Science and Technology Showcase

January 25, 2017

Seven student teams took home prizes at the 11th Annual Science and Technology Showcase (STS) co-hosted by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and the student-run Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA).  The showcase provides University of Washington students with the opportunity to pitch the potential of their science- and technology-based innovations. Seattle-area entrepreneurs and investors served as judges and provided in-person feedback and critique.

Student innovations wow judges in Science & Technology Showcase

January 22, 2016

Co-hosted by the Foster School’s Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and student club Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA), the annual Science & Technology Showcase on Jan. 21, 2016, brought student innovators from across campus together in a tradeshow-style competition. Student innovators gave 60-second pitches to a panel of judges — Seattle-area entrepreneurs and investors — as well as talking with them one-on-one to answer questions. These students’ expertise ranged from biomedical engineering to Human Centered Design and Engineering.

Science & Technology Showcase highlights student innovations

February 13, 2014

Many students at the University of Washington are working on science and technology-based innovations that have potential for commercialization. The annual Science & Technology Showcase (co-hosted by the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and SEBA) is a tradeshow-like event where students have the opportunity to share these innovations with an audience of fellow scientists and engineers, as well as to business students interested in working on the marketability of new technologies. 

IGERT Trainee wins 1st place in Science and Tech Showcase

March 24, 2010

IGERT Trainee Omid Veiseh was the first place winner in the Third Annual Science and Technology Showcase Competition (2008) sponsored by UW’s Science and Engineering Business Association and Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The technology for novel cancer diagnostics and treatment he presented was developed with partial support from his IGERT traineeship. His project was evaluated by a panel of local venture capitalists and investors.

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