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Washington's Innovation Summit 2009: Thomas Plimpton of PACCAR to deliver luncheon keynote


Thomas E. Plimpton is vice chairman of PACCAR, Inc, a global technology leader in the design and manufacture of premium trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR is committed to further reduce emissions and enhance fuel efficiency in its truck models and has established ambitious goals to accomplish this.

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Washington's Innovation Summit 2009: Gifford Pinchot to give breakfast keynote


Gifford Pinchot, who coined the term "intrapreneur," is a pioneer in integrating organizational innovation and social responsibility with profit objectives. Pinchot is co-founder and president emeritus of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, which offers an MBA in Sustainable Business.

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Washington's Innovation Summit 2009: a new name

Washington Technology Center announces that Washington's Innovation Summit 2009 will be held April 9, 2009 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. The event, formerly known as the 'Washington State Technology Summit,' has been renamed to reflect Washington state's global leadership in creating the appropriate atmosphere for new businesses and ideas to be brought to life.

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With the theme "Innovating to Sustain our Future," this fifth annual Summit will bring together more than 400 industry, thought and government leaders in sustainability and technology to discuss industry development in four areas: sustainable energy, innovative materials & manufacturing, urban sustainability, and healthy ecosystems.

Thomas E. Plimpton, vice chairman of PACCAR, and Gifford Pinchot III, co-founder and president emeritus of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute, will be keynote speakers.

A special discounted rate of $150 is available through December 31, 2008. An early-bird rate of $190 is available until March 6, 2009, followed by a regular rate of $230. Afternoon reception only: $45.

Register online at https://www.123signup.com/register?id=zxhjj

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available.

Visit www.watechcenter.org/summit for additional information or call 206.685.1920.

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Life Sciences Discovery Fund Announces 2009 Grant Competition

The LSDF funding opportunities and amounts include a project grant competition of up to $8 million in total awards, a program grant competition of up to $20 million in total awards and, new in 2009, two commercialization grant competitions of up to $750,000 per round.

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  • Visit the Life Sciences Discovery Fund site

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    EnerG2 raises $8.5 M in financing round

    EnerG2, a Seattle-based startup in the energy storage market, announced the company has raised $8.5 million in a Series A financing round led by OVP Venture Partners of Kirkland and Firelake Capital Management of Palo Alto, California. EnerG2 uses University of Washington technology to create ultracapacitors which store and release more energy faster than conventional batteries.

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  • More in the EnerG2 press release
  • More in TechFlash
  • More in Xconomy
  • More in Seattle Times

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  • EnerG2 is a WTC client

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    Washington entrepreneurs share tips for start-up success

    Scott Keeney of Vancouver's nLIGHT, Christina Lomasney of Seattle start-up Modumetal, Gerry Langeler of Kirkland's OVP Venture Partners, and Carolyn Brennan of University of Washington Bothell discuss how to get traction in the marketplace in an article from The Columbian.

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    UW's "bionic" contact lens named a best invention by TIME

    A prototype 'bionic' contact lens manufactured at WTC's Microfabrication Laboratory by Babak Parviz, a UW assistant professor of electrical engineering, has been named to TIME's Best Inventions of 2008.

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  • Read more at TIME
  • Learn more about the technology at University of Washington News

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