Monthly Archives: August 2009

New technology stimulus program for small businesses in Washington

Washington Technology Center’s new Microfabrication Laboratory Access Program will award short-term access to sophisticated MEMS fabrication equipment to help companies develop job-growing, innovative commercial technologies. SEATTLE – August 24, 2009 – Washington Technology Center announces today the launch of the … Continue reading

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MicroGREEN Polymers business evolution profiled

John Cook’s Venture Blog takes a look at the business evolution of University of Washington spinout MicroGREEN Polymers, an Arlington-based developer of environmentally friendly recycled plastic products. MicroGREEN, which was founded by a pair of UW graduate students, received exclusive … Continue reading

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Linden Rhoads focusing UW TechTransfer on startups

University of Washington Vice Provost Linden Rhoads has been at the helm of UW TechTransfer for a year now, with a focus on helping startups commercialize technology. Rhoads, who also serves as a WTC board director, is profiled in a … Continue reading

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WSU breaks ground on Vancouver engineering building

Washington State University celebrated August 19, 2009 with a ground breaking in Vancouver for the $43.5 million Applied Technology Classroom building. The four-story 56,000-square-foot building will open in 2011 for use by WSU Vancouver’s new undergraduate electrical engineering program. The … Continue reading

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Forest Concepts wins $350K USDA SBIR Phase II

Forest Concepts, an Auburn-based developer of innovative wood products, has won a two-year $350,000 Phase II SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract from the United States Department of Agriculture to advance its process for preparing woody biomass such as hog … Continue reading

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Insitu unmanned aircraft are now helping to fight forest fires

The Vancouver Sun reports that Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft “are being flown through thick smoke over intense wildfires to map where fire lines are holding and where flames are spreading.” University of Alaska research staff have been flying the planes … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Leadership Council holds first meeting

The Washington Governor’s office announced that the newly created Clean Energy Leadership Council, convened by the Governor’s office and a state-wide public-private clean energy alliance, held its first meeting August 12, 2009 in Seattle. “This new council will create important … Continue reading

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