Monthly Archives: March 2010

Microvision launches pico projector in U.S., develops smaller laser display engine

Microvision, a Redmond-based developer of light-scanning technologies, has quickly followed the U.S. launch of its SHOWWX laser pico projector with news that it has completed the design of a smaller PicoP laser display engine for mobile embedded applications. Read more … Continue reading

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Cleantech Open Launches 2010 Pacific Northwest Competition

The 2010 Cleantech Open Competition for clean technology startups ( is underway, with several key dates approaching: — April 22, 2010 is the Early Bird Entry Deadline, after which the entry fee increases from $149 to $199 for students, and … Continue reading

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Seattle-area biotech company VisionGate to move to Phoenix

VisionGate, a Gig Harbor company working in the field of cancer diagnostics, plans to relocate its headquarters and 21 employees to Phoenix, Arizona within six months reports the Phoenix Business Journal. According to Alan Nelson, VisionGate’s founder, chairman and CEO, … Continue reading

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Washington state responds to Idaho’s invitation to businesses

“Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s ‘love letter’ to neighboring states has generated a lot of debate and hand-wringing recently over which of our two states is better for business,” begins Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce in … Continue reading

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Susan Sigl — new President and CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association

WTIA board chair Steve Wood announced that Susan Sigl has been selected as the new President and CEO of the Washington Technology Industry Association. Sigl takes the helm of WTIA beginning April 5, 2010 following the departure of Ken Myer. … Continue reading

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2010 Alliance NW Conference & Trade Show — March 18

Alliance NW Conference Opportunities for Small Business Conference & Trade Show is led by the Washington State PTAC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center) with the support of federal agencies and state offices. This is a partnership to provide businesses with a … Continue reading

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MicroGREEN Polymers wins $149K SBIR grant from the NSF

MicroGREEN Polymers, an Arlington-based developer of environmentally friendly recycled plastic products, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Phase I SBIR grant in the amount of $149,913. The company will work in collaboration with the University of Washington for … Continue reading

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DOE announces $100M available for innovative research projects

At the inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $100 million in Recovery Act funding will be made available to accelerate innovation in green technology, increase America’s competitiveness and create new jobs. ARPA-E’s third funding opportunity … Continue reading

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