Sounder sleep. Healthier teeth and gums. More effective medication. Lush lawns and gardens. Tastier breakfast cereal. More powerful electronics. Stealthier military operations. These are some of the innovative ideas born from Washington researchers and business entrepreneurs that will get a jump start to market thanks to public investment from Washington Technology Center (WTC).
WTC’s Research & Technology Development (RTD) grants program awards more than $1 million annually to university researchers teamed with technology companies on projects that show potential for commercial success.
Twelve Washington companies received awards totaling more than $657,000 in the most recent round of funding. These recipients represent businesses all across Washington, east to west and north to south, with research support provided by three of the state’s major academic institutions: University of Washington, Washington State University and Central Washington University. This round of projects also strikes a nice balance of technology businesses operating in both urban and rural communities.
The financing assistance provided by these awards is designed to help companies looking to develop innovative new products to get the support necessary to conduct critical research and development studies. The ultimate goal is to provide these companies with a competitive commercial edge, accelerate the delivery of new technologies to market and create healthy business and higher wage jobs in Washington. The outcome of the research in these 12 projects is estimated to generate 650 new technology jobs in Washington over the next five years.
Below is a list of the 12 RTD grant recipients. To read about each company and their research, click on the company names.
Phase One Award Winners
American Premix Technologies, Creston, Wash.
CellVitro Technologies, Inc., Seattle, Wash.
DiMeMa, Inc., Seattle, Wash.
Kronos Air Technologies, Inc., Redmond, Wash.
Pro-Tech Services, Inc., Mukilteo, Wash.
SoilSoup, Inc., Seattle, Wash.
Phase Two Award Winners
Andgar Corporation, Ferndale, Wash.
B&G Farms, Royal City, Wash.
Insitu Group, Bingen, Wash.
MicroGREEN Polymers, Inc., Stanwood, Wash.
Second Act Partners, Inc., Redmond, Wash.
Tree Top, Inc., Selah, Wash.
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