Monthly Archives: May 2010

Keith Ritala joins WTC Microfabrication Laboratory as business development manager

Washington Technology Center is pleased to announce that Keith Ritala has joined Washington Technology Center as business development manager for the Microfabrication Laboratory. Many will remember Keith from his previous service to WTC or more recently his seven years at … Continue reading

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Listen to the interview: WTC’s SSTI Excellence in TBED Award

Washington Technology Center’s state-funded Research and Technology Development Program was honored by SSTI in 2009 for outstanding achievement in technology-based economic development. Listen as SSTI’s Phillip Battle interviews WTC’s interim executive director Chris Coleman about the successful RTD program. Listen to … Continue reading

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Washington SBIR Phase I results for fiscal year 2009

SSTI has released a table with SBIR Phase I results for 2009. Washington is ranked #14 among the states for both proposals submitted (451) and awards won (90); and #16 for the award-to-proposal conversion rate (20%). View historical charts below. Visit … Continue reading

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Forty-two percent of jobs in Washington are tied to technology industry

A new study released at the Technology Alliance‚Äôs annual luncheon found that 1.2 million jobs in Washington are tied to technology-based companies. The report, conducted by William B. Beyers of the University of Washington, showed that the average salary in technology … Continue reading

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i6 Challenge: a $12M innovation competition from the U.S. EDA – apply by 7/15/10

The i6 Challenge is a new $12 million innovation competition administered by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF). EDA will award … Continue reading

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Modumetal receives Luis Villalobos Award

Modumetal, a Seattle–based company developing a nanolaminated material for use in defense and transportation, has received the inaugural Luis Villalobos Award. The award was created by the Angel Capital Association and named after Luis Villalobos who was the founder of … Continue reading

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Cleantech innovation center to be built in the Tri-Cities

An 89-acre “innovation center” will be built in Richland by Wayne Perry and Cal Cannon, both McCaw Cellular veterans. Perry and Cannon predict that the Tri-Cities will become a ‘hotbed’ of economic and technological activity bringing in more cleantech and technology-based … Continue reading

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