Monthly Archives: October 2009

Spokane IPZ completes data center

The Spokane University District Innovation Partnership Zone completed development of a state-of-the-art data center to be used for research and development, leading to commercialization of technologies and products on the WSU Spokane campus. Related external links (will open a new … Continue reading

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Gov. Gregoire, business leaders endorse Wash. Department of Commerce priorities

Commerce priorities include ensuring the state‚Äôs competitiveness, addressing education and workforce gaps, facilitating more efficient regulation, and a focus on infrastructure investment. Related external links (will open a new window): Gov. Gregoire, business leaders endorse Department of Commerce priorities for … Continue reading

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New Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced in September plans to create a new Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship within the Department of Commerce and launch a National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship to help promote entrepreneurship in America. Related … Continue reading

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Mike Schwenk discusses innovation

Mike Schwenk, vice president and director of technology deployment and outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., discussed innovation — and why big goals are critical — at the Grant County EDC Winter 2008 Luncheon. Related external links … Continue reading

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WTC releases 2009 annual report

In a reflection of an extremely difficult economic environmnet, this year presented a set of opportunities and challenges not often seen in Washington Technology Center’s 26-year history. In our fiscal year 2009 plan, we anticipated a year with a smaller … Continue reading

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WTC wins national award for tech-based economic development

Washington Technology Center’s state-funded Research and Technology Development Program was honored by SSTI for outstanding achievement in technology-based economic development. SEATTLE – October 22, 2009 – Washington Technology Center was named one of six recipients of The State Science and … Continue reading

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UW collaboration with Artemisia BioMedical receives $1.5M from Life Sciences Discovery Fund

University of Washington, in collaboration with Artemisia BioMedical, Inc. has won a $1.5 million award from the Life Sciences Discovery Fund to advance the development of a novel cancer-treatment technology. A UW research team under the leadership of Tomikazu Sasaki, … Continue reading

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MicroGREEN Polymers wins $60K Zino investment

MicroGREEN Polymers, an Arlington-based developer of environmentally friendly recycled plastic products, has won $60,000 in the fourth-annual Zino Zillionaire Investment Forum (ZZIF). “We are honored to receive the ZZIF 2009 Non-Technology Best Investment Fund Award. The award money, together with … Continue reading

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Washington Technology Center Announces Board Appointments

Washington Technology Center announces that Governor Chris Gregoire has appointed Scott Keeney of nLIGHT Corporation, Ken Myer of the Washington Technology Industry Association, and M. Grant Norton of Washington State University to the Board of Directors for Washington Technology Center. … Continue reading

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Governor Gregoire celebrates new installation of Andgar’s manure-to-electricity system

At a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony in Skagit County, Wash., Governor Chris Gregoire celebrated Farm Power’s operation of a system built by Andgar Corp. for turning cow manure into electricity. Farm Power’s operation produces up to 750 kilowatts of electricity — … Continue reading

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