Monthly Archives: April 2009

WSU Vancouver engineering building gets $26.7 M in capital budget

Washington State University received $26.7 million in the state legislature’s 2009-11 capital budget for construction of a new engineering facility at WSU Vancouver. The four-story WSU teaching and research facility, called the Applied Technology Classroom Building, will meet some of … Continue reading

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EnerG2 CEO offers venture capital advice in CNNMoney article

CEO Rick Luebbe of EnerG2, a Seattle-based startup in the energy storage market, and nine other CEOs and venture capitalists offer advice on attracting venture funding in a recent CNNMoney article. EnerG2 raised $8.5 million from OVP Venture Partners and … Continue reading

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Insitu unmanned aerial vehicles watched pirates

Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary which makes unmanned aerial vehicles in Bingen, Washington, supplied the drone that assisted the Navy’s USS Bainbridge in its rescue of an American captain captured by Somali pirates. Insitu’s ScanEagle weighs 40 pounds, has a 10-foot … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur advises slower path to technology transfer

Joe Eichinger, co-founder and president of medical-device company CoAptus Medical Corp in Redmond, advises university researchers to fully form their intellectual property before pursuing commercialization, he says in an interview with Xconomy. Eichinger is providing early-stage business advice to University … Continue reading

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VentriPoint raises $1 million in debenture financing

VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd., a Seattle-based provider of diagnostic tools to monitor patients with heart disease, announced it raised total proceeds of $1,052,317 in debenture financing. Health Canada has granted licensed approval for VentriPoint’s diagnostic tool which is based upon technology … Continue reading

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Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2009 — Sept. 21-23, 2009

In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies … Date(s): September 21, 2009 (Monday) to September 23, 2009 (Wednesday) Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Location: … Continue reading

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University of Oregon: Pacific NW Thin Film and Particle Workshop for High Tech Industry — May 14, 2009

A one day workshop emphasizing real world solutions to thin film and nano-particle characterization using the latest analytical methods, instrumental techniques, and software algorithms. Date(s): May 14, 2009 (Thursday) Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM Location: Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories, … Continue reading

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University of Oregon: Optimizing Information Content of XPS Analysis — April 27-28, 2009

A two-day workshop focusing on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), arguably the most widely used surface analytical technique. Date(s): April 27, 2009 (Monday) to April 28, 2009 (Tuesday) Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon URL: … Continue reading

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Wash. House and Senate propose 20% budget cut for WTC

The Washington State House and Senate released their proposed 2009-2011 operating budgets in March — with each proposing a 20% reduction in state funding for Washington Technology Center. From a base of $5.676 million for the biennium, pass-through funding to … Continue reading

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3TIER opens offices in Germany, Australia and India

3TIER, a Seattle-based provider of renewable energy assessment and power forecasting services, announced the expansion of its global operations with new offices in Germany, Australia and India. “These offices provide a ‘local’ presence for financiers, developers, operators or governments who … Continue reading

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