Spinout Space in Spokane

sp³nw gives life to science.


Spinout Space in Spokane (sp³nw) is a regional start-up hub working at all WSU campuses to launch life science companies and to help them translate their innovations into products that will transform health care and improve people’s lives.


SBIR Awards


Dollars Awarded


Technologies Launched

Why sp³nw? Carbon is the basis of life on earth -- from the pharmacy to the farmer’s market, sp3 tetrahedral carbons are everywhere.

Dr. Glenn PrestwichFounder

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Technology startups with game-changing technologies like Photon Biosciences need a supporting ecosystem to be successful, and sp³nw provides such a community for biotechnology startups in the Inland Northwest.

Chandima BandaranayakaCEO, Photon Biosciences

Perkins Coie is proud to work with sp³nw and Glenn Prestwich in support of the growing innovation ecosystem in the life sciences in Spokane.

Allison GlasunowPerkins Coie LLP

Because we believe deeply in the capacity for greatness in our community, we are delighted to endorse the sp³nw mission to transform health care and improve people’s lives.

Mark and Linda OlsonM+L Advisors

GSI is excited to participate as an Affiliate because we believe sp³nw is the next needed catalyst to provide the framework to spur growth in our community.

Stacia RasmussenLife Sciences Spokane Business Development Manager, Greater Spokane, Inc.

[Spokane is] a community that values collaboration and the sp³nw mission and goals directly align with the region’s strategies for growing the Life Science industry.

Alisha BensonChief Executive Officer

sp³nw is another valuable tool in our region’s toolbox. What a great time to be an entrepreneur in Spokane!

Jessica KirkDirector, Business Retention, Expansion & Startup

As founding members of sp³nw, we benefited from mentoring and exposure to funding opportunities by Dr. Prestwich.

Chandima BandaranayakaCEO, Photon Biosciences

By creating companies that transform promising ideas into powerful therapies and solutions, sp³nw plays an essential role in the flourishing of the health-sciences ecosystem in the Inland Northwest.

Mark and Linda OlsonM+L Advisors

Affiliation with sp³nw has offered the support needed to take innovations discovered in my lab and create a pathway for developing real-world solutions.


sp³nw provided guidance for grant development, education on the science technology transfer process, and fostered networking opportunities with other researchers and industry experts in science and technology.

Georgina LynchPhD, Assistant Professor Co-Founder Appiture Biotechnologies, Inc.

Being part of the sp³nw community has been invaluable to our company.

Lars NeuenschwanderPresident & CEO, Appiture Biotechnologies, Inc.

sp³nw companies will be encouraged to develop and maintain interactions with Washington State University faculty, students, and resources. This meets WSU’s land grant mission of community service and development, and enriches the member companies by providing otherwise hard to access expertise, technical instrumentation, and future employees.

sp³nw will host community events focused on life sciences, innovation, and the participant companies currently housed within sp³nw and the Ignite Building. We will help connect sp³nw members with contacts in major Spokane health care providers, and the many life science research institutes, business, and clinical trial programs in our region.

sp³nw member companies will have access to a local (Spokane, WA) address and office/lab space suitable for their technologies. With this they will be eligible for a variety of grants and funding opportunities both federal (e.g., SBIR/STTR) and local (e.g., HSSA). 

sp³nw will provide mentoring and support in grant preparation to help sp³nw  companies be competitive and successful in securing non-dilutive funding. In addition, through its affiliates program, sp³nw makes available a range of services for its participant companies.


120 N. Pine St. Suite 270 Spokane, WA 99202


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