Throughout 2015-2016 stakeholder teams interested in clean energy and innovation at the UW met together to develop a plan for a new Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies, or CAMCET. The planning team’s final report proposed a new 172,596 gross square foot (gsf) mixed use building that would accommodate critical UW needs to grow interdisciplinary research in clean technologies, increase campus capacity for STEM degree production, while providing unique spaces for project-based learning and academic partnerships with industry and government.

The CAMCET Building is a UW priority for catalyzing the partnerships needed to accelerate solutions for a healthy planet. As a regional center of excellence located in the innovation district, it would connect a vibrant Washington clean technology research and innovation ecosystem to the world. It would be a critical driver of the Innovation Imperative, and would bring university research, education, and technology activities together with the key business and government partners to accelerate solutions and impact in the clean technology sector.

Our vision is that CAMCET will be an innovation hub that connects Washington to the world by catalyzing the key partnerships needed to accelerate solutions for a healthy planet.

For details please see:
CAMCET Predesign Report – Executive Summary

CAMCET Predesign Full Report

“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy
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