Advancing our region’s goal to be a global leader in smart city transportation, the University of Washington and Challenge Seattle have partnered with regional transportation agencies to establish the Mobility Innovation Center in the heart of Puget Sound. This multidisciplinary Center brings together the industry’s leading expertise from business, government, non-profit, and academia to help develop new technologies and explore creative solutions that have the potential to change the way we move people, information, and goods across our transportation network.

Housed at CoMotion at the University of Washington, the Mobility Innovation Center helps partners scope near-term transportation projects that have the ability to address critical challenges through data-based insights, creative ideation, and applied research.

As we look toward the future, the Cascadia Mega-region is on track to welcome an additional 3-4 million people to a patchwork transportation network bound by complex geographic constraints. It is our goal to harness technology, innovation, and partnerships to become the first sustainable mega-region in the world.

Our Innovation Strengths

Transportation modeling

  • System Modeling & Analytics
  • Machine Learning / AI
  • Business Intelligence
  • Data Visualization

Intelligent infrastructure

  • IoT Sensing, Hardware
  • Information System Design
  • Data Processing & Cloud Computing
  • Standards & Specifications

Mobility experience

  • Market Research
  • Public Opinion Polling
  • Customer Engagement
  • User Centered Design
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As part of the University of Washington, we strive to enable cutting-edge multidisciplinary work and support the student experience.


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CoMotion connection

CoMotion at the University of Washington partners with the UW community on their innovation journey, providing tools, connections, and acumen to transform ideas into economic and societal impact. The Mobility Innovation Center benefits from a close relationship with a suite of CoMotion programs.

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