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WTC releases 2009 annual report

IN A REFLECTION OF AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, this year presented a set of opportunities and challenges not often seen in Washington Technology Center's 26-year history. In our fiscal year 2009 plan, we anticipated a year with a smaller resource base and a need to focus on our strengths. We acted, and as a result we finished fiscal year 2009 registering success in our joint research and laboratory programs.

Download the 2009 Annual Report to read client success stories and details of research commercialization in the State of Washington.

Major Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2009

  • AWARDED $875,686 to Washington researchers helping 16 companies grow.
  • PROVIDED access to Microfabrication Laboratory services and equipment to 21 companies and 25 academic groups, with a total of 93 users.
  • ASSISTED 128 potential federal grant applicants through SBIR workshops.
  • SUPPORTED angel groups as they invested $2.44 million in 12 emerging companies.
  • HOSTED Washington's Innovation Summit 2009 and co-hosted the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2008, which connected more than 650 industry and public-sector innovators.
  • REFERRED ten companies to Boeing through our technology identification service.
  • ASSISTED 195 business consulting clients with funding strategies and business analyses.
  • RECEIVED $136,000 in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue our research into nano-scale solar energy technology.
  • INVESTED in equipment that will lead to significant, new fabrication capability in 2010.
  • POSITIONED clients to generate more than $30 million in external funding, an 11:1 leverage of state investment.

    Want to receive a printed copy of the 2009 Annual Report?

    Please send an email to info@watechcenter.org with the subject line 2009 Annual Report and your full mailing information in the body of the email.

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  • Additional data and metrics at www.watechcenter.org/data

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