McKinstry Innovation Center

Current Innovators:

Entrepreneurs on the leading edge

Our Center innovators develop new technologies, products or services in Clean Tech, Education, High Tech and Life Sciences in sync with McKinstry's goal to improve our communities through better health, quality education and environmental stewardship. They also appreciate and benefit from working and creating in a dynamic, synergistic environment with their fellow entrepreneurs.

Economic Clusters

Clean Tech

Fuelling America's green economy Clean Tech

A research, development and outreach partnership addressing complex building issues


a technology and big data-driven retailer

General Biodiesel

Transforming regionally recurring feedstock into sustainable fuel


Unique technologies and tooling to build complex structural components unachievable by other methods


Experienced investor working to achieve growth and profitability for emerging companies


Breakthrough technology that recovers valuable products and energy from scrap tire rubber

TreeFree Biomass Solutions

Enables manufacture of paper and bio-energy products without destroying a single tree


Paving the way for future innovators Education
E3 Washington

Integrating education, environment and economy to create sustainable communities

New Venture Lab

Connecting Gonzaga University students who have their first off site location within the McKinstry Innovation Center

Sustainable Media Group

Helping individuals and organizations develop sustainable business competency

Teach for America

Working to ensure all our nation's children have access to a quality education

Teachers United

Building a movement of excellence to deliver a quality education for every student

The Parents Union

Empowering Washington's parents and families to advocate for their children's learning

Washington STEM

Advancing innovation, equity, and excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Washington state

High Tech

Accelerating new technologies High Tech

A business consulting firm


Allowing dog owners to video chat and deliver cookies from anywhere with the push of a button on a tablet or smartphone

Iron Lion

Harnessing the potential of LED lighting in new and exciting products


A technology services company that builds and supports mission-critical IT environments


A social media printing station for events


Helping businesses quantify their cyber risk

Spokane CREATE!

Spokane’s non-profit makerspace, housed in the Toolbox


A collaborative work space for manufacturing and product-based startups and entrepreneurs


An interactive digital studio

Life Sciences

Improving global health and wellbeing Life Sciences
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Restoring the environmental health of Washington's Duwamish River


Hospital-to-hospital network protecting the environment by diverting waste products from landfills


Bioscience-based economic development that advances new therapies to combat disease and promote public health

Paw Print Genetics

Genetic diagnostic testing to improve the health and longevity of man's best friend