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Southwest Washington and the New Economy

With Washington state ranking high in The 2008 State New Economy Index, the Vancouver Business Journal explores Southwest Washington's fit in the mix.

The VBJ interviews WTC Executive Director Lee Cheatham, WSU Vancouver Chancellor Hal Dengerink, Washington Economic Development Commission Director Egils Milbergs and others about innovative companies (e.g. nLIGHT, RS Medical, Insitu, Mapwith.US), workforce resources and technology capacity that will keep Southwest Washington well positioned in an Innovation Economy.

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  • Read the article in Vancouver Business Journal
  • The 2008 State New Economy Index from the ITIF

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  • nLIGHT Photonics is a WTC client
  • RS Medical is a WTC client
  • Insitu is a WTC client

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    3TIER receives $10M in venture funding

    The venture funding will help Seattle-based 3TIER open offices in Europe and Asia and expand globally its forecasting and assessment products and services for weather-driven renewable energy resources (wind, hydro and solar power).

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  • More in TechFlash

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  • 3TIER is a WTC client

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    Insilicos Awarded $900K Grant From NIH

    Insilicos announced that the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (part of the National Institutes of Health) has awarded the company a $900,000 grant to study Ensemble Learning. Ensemble Learning is a prediction technique that is particularly well-suited to the large data sets of biomedical research. Insilicos has received over $3 million in NIH grants, which support the company's research towards diagnostics for cardiovascular disease.

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  • More in the Insilicos press release

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  • Insilicos is a WTC client

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    Healionics raises $2.6 million

    Healionics Corporation, a start-up biomaterials company in Redmond, has raised $2.6 million in a second round of financing. Investors came from several angel funding networks -- the Bellingham Angels, the Alliance of Angels, Keiretsu, the Tacoma Angel Network and the Zino Society. The company is commercializing UW technology that will reduce infection from skin-breaching devices such as catheters.

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  • Read more in the Seattle Times

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  • Healionics is a WTC client

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    Angel investing declined 10 percent in 2008

    Angel group leaders report in a recent survey by the Angel Capital Association (ACA) that investments decreased in 2008 and will decline as well in 2009 compared to 2007 due to the current recession. However, some angel groups have increased their investment activity this year and believe they will make additional investments in 2009 as new opportunities arise from difficult economic conditions.

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  • Read the ACA press release

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    Neah Power awarded $1.2M Navy grant, also buys SolCool One

    Neah Power Systems, a Bothell-based maker of fuel cells and power systems for portable electronic devices, announced it completed its first Office of Naval Research contract and received a second contract worth $1.2 million to aid in funding the development of Neah Power's unique methanol-based fuel cell. The company also announced its purchase of SolCool One, a leader in the solar air conditioning industry, with an established manufacturing partner in China.

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  • More details in Neah Power's press release archive

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  • Neah Power is a WTC client

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    Evergreen Film and Website Launched

    Evergreen: The Washington Clean Tech Story features more than forty conversations with clean tech leaders in the state of Washington including the Governor, mayors, entrepreneurs and green collar job holders. The film was produced by the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and Seattleā€™s More Dust Than Digital Films.

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  • Visit Evergreenfilm.org

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