sp³nw is a life sciences incubator located in the University District of Spokane. In alignment with the land grant mission of WSU, sp³nw supports the bench to business, and business to consumer paradigm.  We will help to grow companies with innovative new products in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

sp³nw brings together academia, life science companies, entrepreneurs, innovators, funding sources, and industry mentors to help identify, grow, and deploy emerging life science solutions to the region.


sp³nw has three primary goals:

  1. Build investable, successful life science companies.

  2. Translate new technologies to life saving treatment

  3. Create a regional life sciences innovation ecosystem

sp³nw comprises physical offices, labs, and flexible work spaces where innovative life sciences companies can collaborate during the early stages of their development and growth

sp³nw companies can draw employees and advisors from five universities and colleges in Spokane, including Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, and Community Colleges of Spokane.

In Good Company, In Good Standing

SP3NW is a member of the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), an organization that “provides industry best practices through education while enabling collaboration, mentorship, peer-based learning, and the sharing of innovative ideas for entrepreneurs across the globe.” Our organization is led with excellence by Associate Director, Michaele Armstrong, Ph.D., MBA., who is credentialed in business incubation management.

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