Monthly Archives: April 2006

WTC Releases 2006 Index of Innovation & Technology

Washington Technology Center (WTC) will release its 2006 Washington State Index of Innovation and Technology (download PDF) on April 28, 2006 at the Washington State Technology Summit. Copies of the report, fresh off the press, will be available at the … Continue reading

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Energy Companies Get New Source of Seed Capital

Early-stage companies working on energy-related technologies may soon experience a surge of seed funding from a new industry-focused angel group. Northwest Energy Angel Group, a regional angel investor group, is aiming to provide the financial fuel to get these new … Continue reading

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WTC Client Profile: WTC’s Business Services Help EnerG2 Define Market Niche

EnerG2 is an early-stage nano composite company based in Seattle. Co-founded in 2003 by two seasoned entrepreneurs with Stanford MBAs, the company’s proprietary technology is based on unique activated carbons. This material is an ideal conduit in a wide range … Continue reading

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Evolving Best Practices Can Remove Barriers to Entry for New Energy Technologies

What’s the biggest challenge facing new energy technologies today? Red tape. The colloquial nature of the term, which dates back to the 18th century and refers to the color of the cloth tape bound around stacks of official documents, is … Continue reading

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The million-dollar question for tech start-ups: where do I find funding?

One of the biggest challenges facing early-stage technology companies is seed funding. Once you’ve honed in on a concept, assembled your team, and hammered out a business plan, the next step is securing capital to make it happen. This may … Continue reading

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Protecting Intellectual Property Rights is Vital in Joint Development Projects

Sponsored Guest Column by Brett Brett A. Hertzberg and Gina Vogel Culbert of Merchant & Gould The old adage that you can’t go it alone is particularly true with innovative technologies. The costs required to develop a new technology can … Continue reading

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UW iSchool Offers Programs in Information Management

Sponsored Guest Column by UW iSchool In today’s hyper-competitive and turbulent environments, the very essence of an organization is determined by how information is managed and leveraged. The Information School (iSchool) of the University of Washington continues to expand professional … Continue reading

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Regional Publication Keeps West Coast Readers Apprised of Growing Trends in Ecological Innovation

Sponsored Guest Column by Sustainble Industries Journal A large and growing percentage of consumers, businesses and governments are asking questions about companies’ environmental and social practices. Before purchasing a product or service, buyers increasingly want to know how a company’s … Continue reading

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AccessIQ Seminar: The Business of R&D – May 18, 2006

AccessIQ, a seminar series hosted by WTC’s Microfabrication Laboratory, takes a case study approach to exploring the latest R&D trends in micro- and nano-scale process development and fabrication. At the next breakfast meeting, set for Thursday, May 18, 2006, the … Continue reading

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SBIR Breakfast Seminar is June 6, 2006

Federal grants are one of the best ways for companies to fund critical research needed to further their business development goals, and give them that competitive edge in the commercial market. Washington Technology Center hosts a series of quarterly breakfast … Continue reading

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