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Bezos Center for Innovation

What does innovation look like? Who innovates, where does it happen, and how do great ideas evolve? Discover the creativity and ingenuity of Puget Sound’s residents in the Bezos Center for Innovation.

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Seattleites are known inventors. From dimming windows in the Dreamliner to the sound waves used in the Sonicare toothbrush, the people in the Puget Sound region are entrepreneurs at heart and have boundary-pushing visions. Discover Seattle’s role as a nexus of big ideas and new directions through interactive exhibits and first-person insights from leading innovators. Tackle a challenge in the Idea Lab, discover a Seattle-made invention on the Patent Tree, and check out cutting-edge concepts in What’s Next.

Ignite the innovator within!

The Bezos Center for Innovation received the 2014 Alliance of American Museums Muse Best Museum Interactive Award for Interpretive Interactive Installations.

Ignite the Innovator Within

Photo: Lara Swimmer

It Takes a Place Like Seattle

Seattle and the Puget Sound region are a hotbed for innovation. A remarkable number of inventions have come from the metro Seattle area. What are the ingredients for this culture of creativity?

Photo: Lara Swimmer

Patent Pending

Innovative places like Seattle fosters a culture of creativity and discovery. Patents record and protect those new ideas.

Photo: Nicole Ryan

Born Exploring

People are born explorers, and good ideas happen when people from different backgrounds work together. How did the Seattle area encourage people to explore innovation?

Photo: Barbie Hull

Ideas That Change the World

Businesses originating in Puget Sound like Boeing, Eddie Bauer, Costco, and Amazon have changed Seattle, the Pacific Northwest, the United States, and the world.

Photo: Nicole Ryan

What Innovation Is Next?

The latest ground-breaking ideas are featured in a rotating section within the Bezos Center for Innovation. Explore how a team of local innovators at Stratos devised new ways of getting vaccines to children in remotes areas of the globe, using pioneering technology to make the Passive Vaccine Storage Device.

Innovative Seattle

Trailblazing Histories Audio Tour

Seattle’s history of innovation, ingenuity, and inventiveness is long. Learn about some of the artifacts connected to Seattle’s trailblazing histories in True Northwest: The Seattle Journey.

What’s Next with Nick Hanauer

The 2016 What’s Next: Innovation Breakfast featured entrepreneur, venture capitalist, civic activist, and author Nick Hanauer discussing the important role of diversity in innovative communities, and how it strengthens our ability to compete on a global stage.

The Seattle 10: Class of 2016

Each year, the most innovative start-up companies in the Puget Sound region are chosen as the Seattle 10, and their original business plans are displayed on giant cocktail napkins in a temporary pop-up exhibit.


Facilitating seamless authentication and approval

Auth0 provides zero-friction authentication and authorization for developers. This identity and access management solution is for cloud-hybrid applications and APIs, and adds high levels of security with just a few lines of code by leveraging existing verification options. Ultimately, Auth0 allows developers to control how a person’s identity is used and make the internet safer.

Coding Dojo

Transforming anyone into a software developer

Coding Dojo transforms people from all backgrounds into professional software developers through bootcamp programs at physical and online campuses. It is one of the highest rated coding bootcamps, and is the only one to teach three full technology stacks in a single program. Through learning software development, students gain new, previously unattainable career opportunities.


Using technology to make shipping easier

Convoy uses technology to transform the freight shipping industry with free tools for small trucking companies. Using an on-demand app service, trucking companies and shippers are quickly matched without the traditional legwork. With guaranteed capacity, reducing wasted miles, and real-time GPS tracking on all shipments, it is easier for shippers and carriers alike to transport freight.

M3 Biotechnology

Developing neurodegenerative disease therapies

M3 Biotechnology’s primary focus to alter the course of Alzheimer’s Disease progression and neuro-deterioration. M3 has patented and proprietary technologies differentiating itself to create disease-modifying treatments with the potential to restore lost connections between brain cells, turning degeneration into regeneration.


Delivering performance insights for efficient sales

Outreach has transformed the sales process by driving collaboration between sales and marketing and producing higher revenues. The Outreach delivers performance and insights that result in greater velocity and more efficient selling. By automating and prioritizing all customer touchpoints throughout the sales process, Outreach triples the productivity of sales teams.


Realizing the future of mixed reality storytelling

Pixvana is building a cloud-based video creation and delivery platform for the emerging mediums of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (XR). Pixvana’s mission is to enable creators to realize the future of XR storytelling. In December 2016, the beta program SPIN Studio was launched which delivers optimized virtual reality video to any headset.


Connecting families to their villages

It takes a village to raise a child. Poppy’s mission is to use data and technology to connect every family to a trusted community wherever they are. Poppy finds and screens the best sitters and nannies in a neighborhood and creates a customized team based on shared values and fit. Poppy now serves hundreds of families each week across Seattle.


Giving pet parents access to personalized care connects pet parents with the nation’s largest network of loving and trustworthy pet sitters and dog walkers. Through Rover, pet parents can discover, book, and manage personalized care for their dogs. By removing common pet care obstacles, Rover ensures dogs are happy and well-cared for even when their human is away.


Orchestrating the customer journey

Usermind provides the first platform for orchestrating the customer journey. Built for non-developers, Usermind makes it simple to integrate enterprise applications, map data, automate end-to-end processes, measure impact, and take instant action to improve business outcomes. Enterprises can then experiment with and execute on customer experience with the agility of a startup.


Charging the growing ecosystem of robot fleets

WiBotic provides infrastructure for autonomous systems. These wireless power solutions are integral to charging the rapidly growing ecosystem of aerial, mobile, and aquatic robot fleets. Autonomous wireless charging, power management, and remote access enables users to monitor, maintain, and optimize the uptime of robot fleets.


The Bezos Center for Innovation was curated by Margaret O’Mara, PhD, Lorraine McConaghy, PhD, and Alan Maskin.

Exhibit Support

The Bezos Center for Innovation is generously supported by a lead gift from Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos.