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Milbergs Appointed as Washington's EDC Head

Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Egils Milbergs director of the newly formed Economic Development Commission. Milbergs was selected through a joint process involving the governor and the Economic Development Commission.

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  • Washington Technology Center awards $512,269 in research funding

    Seven company-researcher projects have been awarded state funding for the development of innovative commercial technology applications.

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  • Proposals for research and technology development funding due Oct. 23, 2008

    WTC competitively awards around $1 million annually to applied research projects that show strong potential for generating long-term economic impact in Washington state.

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  • 2008 Tech Summit spurred dialogue among region’s tech leaders

    More than 400 attendees discussed ideas and directions in clean technology, renewable energy, global health, and advanced materials & manufacturing. Missed the event? View archived video and press coverage.

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  • WTC supports the Angel Groups Co-investment Initiative

    An article by the Angel Capital Education Foundation highlights activities of the Co-investment Initiative that are leading to Canadian-US deals.

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  • Visit the WTC Angel Network

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  • Vancouver user facility featured in The Columbian’s B2B magazine

    The article details user facility capabilities, describes linkages between WSU Vancouver and the community, and shows how the semiconductor user facility would be a boost to the region.

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  • Microfabrication Lab, NanoTech User Facility to operate jointly

    Facility will serve both academic and industrial users, and act as a micro and nano technology resource for companies in the state of Washington and nationwide.

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  • WTC’s 25 years and the state’s ROI on tech investment

    In a 16-minute podcast, WTC Executive Director Lee Cheatham talks about WTC’s past, present and future in an interview conducted by Mike Schwenk, vice president and director of technology deployment and outreach at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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  • Visit PNNL to hear the podcast

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  • Efficere, WSU Vancouver improving signal transfer in electronics

    Their partnership is profiled in an article by the Vancouver Business Journal. The team aims to streamline the electronics design process.

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  • Efficere is a WTC client

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  • Forest Concepts bringing value to wood waste materials

    Biomass Magazine featured Auburn-based Forest Concept for its use of technology to increase the value of waste materials in the wood products industry.

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  • Insitu wins $24M contract for unmanned aircraft

    A marketing alliance with Boeing has helped Bingen-based Insitu access defense markets for its unmanned aerial vehicles.

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  • Read more in the Puget Sound Business Journal

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  • UW nano research doubles efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells

    Using an innovative clumping approach to surface design, A UW team led by Guozhong Cao, a professor of materials science and engineering, doubled the efficiency of zinc oxide based dye-sensitized solar cells. The team plans to transfer the concept to titanium oxide.

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  • Japan’s National Institute of Materials Science opens an office at UW

    The NIMS Overseas Operations Office is the first office outside of Japan established by a Japanese national laboratory. NIMS partnership with UW will facilitate collaboration with U.S. companies through the spin-off of research efforts.

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  • Due August 15, 2008: Community applications for IPZ designation

    Communities are invited to apply for designation as an Innovation Partnership Zone. Selected communities become eligible for certain state financial programs and other benefits.

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    New federal funding for monitoring, inspection technologies for public infrastructure

    The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it is seeking proposals for high-risk research projects to develop innovative technologies for inspecting, monitoring and evaluating critical components of the nation's roadways, bridges, and drinking and wastewater systems. Proposals due Sept. 4, 2008. There will be a proposer's conference in Portland, Ore. on July 17.

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  • Read more at www.nist.gov/tip

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  • Washington tech sector impact report

    The Technology Alliance has issued a comprehensive report: The Economic Impact of Technology-Based Industries in Washington State. The report, by William B. Beyers of the UW Department of Geography, examines the impacts of Washington’s tech sector employment and R&D; activity.

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  • Visit the Technology Alliance for the report

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  • Blogs on technology and economic development

    In So What?, Mike Schwenk of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory discusses the impact of technology investment. John Gardner of WSU tackles topics of entrepreneurship and economic development in his blog.

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