the lab at everett a resource of nwirc

“TheLab” provides a network of technical resources and collaboration to build a tech savvy community for the growing digital economy of Northwest Washington.

NWIRC is expanding its resources by establishing the NW Innovation Lab. With the addition of the NW Innovation Lab, the NWIRC will provide assistance to entrepreneurs throughout the Region and, for those who wish, provide a home to foster innovators and startups as they explore and launch their ideas into reality. The regional network includes TheLab@everett with the initial expanded sites located at TheLab@arlington and TheLab@swiftcenter (Skagit County).

Fast Track to Innovation

TheLab@everett provides access to critical resources for entrepreneurs to fast track their initiatives and startups. Members of TheLab have the advantage of accessing mentoring services as well as these valuable tools for tomorrow’s data driven technology and product development, creating fast results.

TheLab provides the opportunity for innovators to partner with industry leaders to explore solutions and validate ideas.

Member Resources

  • IoT (Internet of Things) backbone for data collection
  • Blockchain technology assistance
  • Cloud tools
  • Data analytics assistance
  • 3D CAD Software (i.e. SolidWorks from Dassault Systemes)
  • Interns available to produce CAD documents
  • 3D printers and prototype equipment

“For innovation to flourish, it needs creativity, passion, and room to move; all of these are alive and thriving in Everett.”

Brian Mariotti
CEO, Funko

The Lab at Everett – Design

  1. The Think Tank
    Co-working Space
    Space for entrepreneurs to work, network and learn the latest. Bring collaboration to life with flexible drop in options or the added benefit of reservable workspace.
  2. The Frontier
    Private Incubator Offices
    Private, secure workspace for emerging startups ready to have space to call their own with the benefit of innovative surroundings and services.
  3. The Workshop
    Design Thinking Space
    A unique combination of an innovation lab and experience center designed for innovation, change, and flexibility. A space to think, do, learn, co-create and design smart solutions. Furnished with all the materials you will need and optional facilitation available.
  4. The Garden Commons
    A Place to Connect
    The hub for collaboration, networking, informal problem solving or a myriad of options for all members of TheLab.
  5. SnoCoMakers@TheLab
    Use 3D printers and other equipment to create your prototype with equipment and support from SnoCoMakers@TheLab.
  6. NWIRC Services
    NWIRC assists entrepreneurs and inventors from idea to success with individual strategy development.


Coming Soon

the lab at arlington
the lab at swiftcenter

Advisory Council for TheLab@everett

  • Chris Adams Adams & Duncan Law, Everett 
  • Dr. Phil Fawcett Former Microsoft R&D Executive, Entrepreneurial Educator and Advisor
  • Gina Kelly VP, Product Strategy and Commercialization, FUJIFILM SonoSite
  • Lanie McMullin Economic Development Director, Everett, Retired
  • John Monroe Boeing Executive, Retired
  • Rod Proctor NWIRC Board
  • Tim Robinson Research & Technology Manager, Esterline

Program Partners

everett cc amtec
washington state university everett

Community Partners

everett cc
everett city logo
snohomish county
economic alliance of snohomish county
city of arlington

1001 Broadway, Suite A3, Everett, Washington 98201  |  (360) 255-7870  |

(To contact NWIRC, use the information below.)