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Seattle Chamber: Focus On Attracting Angel Investors - May 7, 2009

Attracting angel investments requires a good understanding of what these unique investors are looking for. Learn to stand out from the startup masses at May's Focus On.

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Seattle Chamber: Focus On Attracting Angel Investors - May 7, 2009

Date(s): May 7, 2009 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: One Union Square Boardroom (600 University St.Seattle 98101)
URL: http://list.seattlechamber.com/t/5506/168216/2189/0/
Description: Attracting Angel Investors

Attracting angel investments requires a good understanding of what these unique investors are looking for. Learn to stand out from the startup masses at May's Focus On. Join us as Glenn Gregory of Obsidian Investment Advisors helps small businesses de-mystify the processes of angel investing and gaining startup capital.

Focus On: Attracting Angel Investors
Presented by Glenn Gregory
Date: Thursday, May 7
Time: Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Place: One Union Square Boardroom (600 University St.Seattle 98101)
Cost: $20 ($25 after 5/5; lunch provided)
Register: Online or contact Nikki Ross at nikkir@seattlechamber.com or 206.389.7338.

About the presenter:
Glenn Gregory is principal of Obsidian Investment Advisors, a registered investment advisory firm he founded in 1998. Obsidian has the distinction of being one of only two African-American owned registered investment advisory firms in Washington State. Gregory is highly respected for his financial acumen, business ethics and depth of knowledge. Prior to Obsidian, Gregory worked in international business developmet, traveling the globe structuring joint ventures and turning-around several underperforming divisions. His international business management experience includes, operations and finance, working with British Petroleum, Delphi Automotive Systems, and Microsoft Corporation.

Contact: Nikki Ross
206.389.7338
nikkir@seattlechamber.com

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WSU Vancouver engineering building gets $26.7 M in capital budget

Washington State University received $26.7 million in the state legislature's 2009-11 capital budget for construction of a new engineering facility at WSU Vancouver. The four-story WSU teaching and research facility, called the Applied Technology Classroom Building, will meet some of the most pressing employment needs of Southwest Washington and the entire state in computer science and electrical engineering. Construction is planned to begin this year.

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  • WSUV wins millions for building
    The Columbian - Vancouver, WA - April 24, 2009

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    UW IGERT Nanotechnology Conference - June 10-12, 2009

    The Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington will be holding its annual IGERT Nanotechnology Conference jointly with Japan’s National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) on June 10th, 11th and 12th at the UW Tower. The themes for this year’s conference are photonics, energy and bio-nanotechnology.

    The three day event will consist of plenary sessions, poster session and reception and facility tours of the Center for Nanotechnology. Featured speakers include George Whitesides from Harvard University, James Gimzewski from UCLA, and Bryon Gates from Simon Fraser University.

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    IGERT Nanotechnology Conference

    Frontiers in Nanotechnology

    Date(s): June 10, 2009 (Wednesday) to June 12, 2009 (Friday)
    Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Location: UW Tower Seattle, WA
    URL: http://depts.washington.edu/ntuf/outreach/workshop09.php

    A list of invited speakers and tentative schedule can be found on the event Web site while planning is being finished. Registration is FREE, but seating is limited to 200 people. Please registrar using the link above to attend this event.

    RSVP: No fee to attend, but seating is limited.

    Contact: Mack Carter
    206.616.9320
    mcarter@U.WASHINGTON.EDU

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    Washington's Innovation Summit 2009 wrap-up

    From Senator Cantwell's "energy is the mother of all markets" to McKinstry proving potential energy savings before financing a client's improvement project, Washington's Innovation Summit 2009 had many highlights and 'lightbulb' moments for the 350 attendees. Read on for Summit highlights and media coverage.



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    Summit Highlights

    Sustainable energy:
    -Jet fuel replacement is critical, as electricity is not an option as in cars
    -Algae, tallow and biomass will be the key sustainable biofuel sectors
    -Regulatory assistance is critical to helping small companies navigate bureaucracy.
    -Early-stage funding is very difficult; need political will for government assistance (need a 'man on the moon' mission for sustainable energy sector).

    Healthy ecosystems:
    -Green chemistry: replacing molecules to make things non-toxic or less toxic
    -Bio Security: nanotechnology to address water safety issue
    -Washington has leading research institutions, but needs to focus additional effort on commercialization

    Urban sustainability:
    -Monitoring and making visible the energy usage in buildings
    -Energy savings are dependent on users changing behavior
    -Focus on how to lessen dependence on single-occupancy vehicles

    Innovative materials and manufacturing:
    -The future of airplane construction could involve wood again in the form of nanocrystalline cellulose particles

    Related external links (will open a new window):

  • Washington Innovation Summit Roundup
    Blogging Innovation from Braden Kelley of Business Strategy Innovation - Seattle, WA - April 16, 2009
  • From Microsoft to Olympia: Q&A; With Rogers Weed, New Washington Commerce Chief
    Xconomy - Seattle, WA - April 15, 2009
  • Jet Biofuel, the Carbon Slaughterhouse and Green Jobs: Washington's Innovation Summit
    WorldChanging Seattle - Seattle, WA - April 13, 2009
  • How Cleantech Ideas Happen: Report from an Innovation Summit
    Energy Priorities - Seattle, WA - April 10, 2009
  • Bellevue tech summit highlights innovation
    Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA - April 10, 2009
  • Brother, Can You Spare a Stimulus Dime? Washington Innovation Summit Notebook
    Xconomy - Seattle, WA - April 10, 2009
  • Innovation Summit: Using wood to build airplanes, again
    The Seattle Times - WA - April 9, 2009
  • Cantwell: Smart grid "mother of all markets"
    The Seattle Times - WA - April 9, 2009
  • Technology Innovations in Washington
    Weekday from KUOW.org - Seattle, WA - April 6, 2009

    Related WTC links:

  • Washington's Innovation Summit 2009

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    Washington State Energy Summit - May 4, 2009

    Play your part in shaping Washington's clean energy economy. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) offers an unprecedented opportunity to use federal "stimulus" funds to advance our state's transition to a new clean energy economy.

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    Date(s): May 4, 2009 (Monday)
    Time: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Washington State Convention & Trade Center - Seattle, Washington
    URL: http://wastateenergysummit2009.eventbrite.com/

    Description:

    Join your fellow business and community leaders from around the state to learn the latest about Recovery Act funding for clean energy programs.

    Keynote speakers include:
    • Chris Gregoire, Governor, State of Washington
    • Matt Rogers, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Energy (invited)
    • Rogers Weed, Director, Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development

    Highlights of the full-day Washington State Energy Summit include:
    • Up-to-date information on funding sources and federal guidance
    • Networking and matchmaking opportunities for prospective competitive grant proposal partners
    • First look at the draft State Energy Program (SEP) funding plan that will invest over $60 million in state and local projects for the next two years

    Who should attend? Businesses interested in applying for federal clean energy funds, policy makers, and non-governmental organizations who want to know how the state can use ARRA dollars as a catalyst for the transition to a clean energy economy.

    Contact: Linda Alongi
    360.725.4031
    lindaa@cted.wa.gov

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    EnerG2 CEO offers venture capital advice in CNNMoney article

    CEO Rick Luebbe of EnerG2, a Seattle-based startup in the energy storage market, and nine other CEOs and venture capitalists offer advice on attracting venture funding in a recent CNNMoney article. EnerG2 raised $8.5 million from OVP Venture Partners and others for its nanoscale energy storage technology.

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  • The venture game: What investors want
    CNNMoney.com - USA - April 15, 2009
  • 10 steps to catch VC cash
    CNNMoney.com - USA - April 15, 2009

    Related WTC links:

  • EnerG2 is a WTC client
  • EnerG2 raises $8.5 M in financing round

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    Insitu unmanned aerial vehicles watched pirates


    Insitu, a Boeing subsidiary which makes unmanned aerial vehicles in Bingen, Washington, supplied the drone that assisted the Navy's USS Bainbridge in its rescue of an American captain captured by Somali pirates. Insitu's ScanEagle weighs 40 pounds, has a 10-foot wingspan, can fly 20 hours, and transmits day and night surveillance video. In other news, the Canadian Department of National Defence recently awarded Insitu a $30 million one-year contract to continue providing unmanned aerial vehicle services to its military.

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  • Insitu assists in American hostage rescue
    The Enterprise - White Salmon - April 22, 2009
  • Off Beat: Locally made unmanned aircraft kept electronic eye on pirate drama
    Columbian.com - Vancouver, WA - April 20, 2009
  • Drone built by Boeing subsidiary watches pirates
    Seattle Times - WA - April 13, 2009
  • New contract for small unmanned aerial vehicles (SUAV) will boost economy
    Government of Canada - April 6, 2009

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  • Insitu is a WTC client
  • Insitu awarded $20.9 M defense contract for unmanned air systems

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    Summer youth opportunities with Business Week

    Now in its 34th year, Washington Business Week exposes high school students to business concepts and opportunities. The program isn't just about business though — it's about showing students how what they learn in school has value and application in the real world. At the same time they develop life skills that will be valuable regardless of any chosen career or college path.

    Students can choose to attend a traditional Business Week Program or a pathway in Healthcare or Construction. The programs are open to any high school student, grade 9-12, including private and home-schooled students. Two college credits are available. Download an application, information and a summer schedule at www.wbw.org or call 800-686-6442.

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  • Washington Business Week

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    2009 NIST Technology R&D Competition to Address Civil Infrastructure, Manufacturing

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced a 2009 competition for multiyear research funding in two major areas of national interest, civil infrastructure and manufacturing, under its Technology Innovation Program (TIP). TIP expects to provide $15 million in cost-shared funding for approximately 25 new R&D; projects.

    TIP promotes technological innovation by providing funding support to challenging, high-risk research projects that address critical national needs. The merit-based, competitive program can fund R&D; projects by single small-sized or medium-sized businesses or by joint ventures that also may include institutions of higher education, nonprofit research organizations and national laboratories. The 2009 TIP competition is open to projects developing new technologies for the practical application of advanced materials, including nanomaterials, advanced alloys and composites, in manufacturing; and the monitoring or retrofit of major public infrastructure systems, including water systems, dams and levees, and bridges, roads and highways.

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  • NIST TIP Web site

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    Entrepreneur advises slower path to technology transfer

    Joe Eichinger, co-founder and president of medical-device company CoAptus Medical Corp in Redmond, advises university researchers to fully form their intellectual property before pursuing commercialization, he says in an interview with Xconomy. Eichinger is providing early-stage business advice to University of Washington researchers as part of UW TechTransfer's LaunchPad Entrepreneur Advisers program. Eichinger, a start-up veteran and co-founder of WTC-funded EKOS Corporation, cautions would-be entrepreneurs to flesh out several potential applications of their technology to avoid prematurely locking in on the first 'good' business idea.

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  • Putting UW Startup Dreams on Hold: Entrepreneur Advises Researchers to Nurture Ideas More
    Xconomy - Seattle, WA - April 7, 2009

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  • UW TechTransfer bringing entrepreneurs to UW campus

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    VentriPoint raises $1 million in debenture financing

    VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd., a Seattle-based provider of diagnostic tools to monitor patients with heart disease, announced it raised total proceeds of $1,052,317 in debenture financing. Health Canada has granted licensed approval for VentriPoint's diagnostic tool which is based upon technology received by VentriPoint through its exclusive technology license with the University of Washington. The diagnostic tool, together with its associated online service, is being developed for a variety of heart related diseases, including congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.

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  • Read more in the VentriPoint press release

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  • VentriPoint is a WTC client

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    Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2009 -- Sept. 21-23, 2009

    In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies ...

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    Date(s): September 21, 2009 (Monday) to September 23, 2009 (Wednesday)
    Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Location: Doubletree Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon
    URL: http://www.micronbc.org
    Description: Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and Washington Technology Center present the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2009.

    In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies, and commercialized scientific research is the best and most durable source of innovation advantage. More than ever before, the Pacific Northwest region needs to gather to advance science, commercialization and networking for the micro- and nanotech innovation economy.

    Who should attend:

    If you are involved in the transformation from discovery and development to commercialization of products this conference is for you.

    Scientists
    Engineers
    Entrepreneurs
    Venture Capitalists
    R&D; Managers
    Administrators
    Product Development Managers
    Government Officials
    Policy Makers
    Non-Government Organization Officials
    Students
    Technology transfer specialists
    Strategic Planners
    Business Development Managers
    Product Development Professionals
    Investors
    Investment Analysts
    Proposal Writers
    Legislators
    Academicians
    Legislative Assistants & Analysts
    Intellectual Property Managers

    Presentations on:

    Advanced MEMS devices and applications
    Sensors and systems, e.g. for motion control
    Nanoelectronics and biolectronics
    Nanoscale patterning and fabrication processes
    Printed and solution-processed devices and systems
    Nanomaterial design, synthesis and scale-up
    Nanomaterials for clean-tech applications
    Nano-bio technologies
    Micro-energy and chemical systems
    Nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis
    Nanomedicine and cancer therapies
    Nano-optics and optoelectronic technologies

    Contact: Robert D.
    541.713.1348
    skip@onami.us

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    University of Oregon: Pacific NW Thin Film and Particle Workshop for High Tech Industry -- May 14, 2009

    A one day workshop emphasizing real world solutions to thin film and nano-particle characterization using the latest analytical methods, instrumental techniques, and software algorithms.

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    Date(s): May 14, 2009 (Thursday)
    Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
    Location: Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    URL: http://camcor.uoregon.edu/includes/events/event_14may2009.html
    Description:

    A one day workshop emphasizing real world solutions to thin film and nano-particle characterization using the latest analytical methods, instrumental techniques, and software algorithms. Workshop will be held in the new Integrated Science Complex, Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory.

    Focus on instrumental methods and applications for characterization of thin films and nano-particles using a wide variety of instrumental techniques including XRD, XPS, EPMA, TEM, FIB, SIMS and Auger. Application oriented presentations by analytical experts and applied materials scientists at University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Portland State University.

    Presentations: Dave Johnson, University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry
    Doug Keszler, Oregon State University, Department of Chemistry
    John Donovan, University of Oregon, CAMCOR
    Steve Golledge, University of Oregon, CAMCOR
    Kurt Langworthy, University of Oregon, CAMCOR
    Mark Lonergan, University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry
    Jim Hutchison, University of Oregon, Department of Chemistry
    Janet Tate, Oregon State University, Department of Physics
    Dave Schut, Voxtel, Inc
    Peter Moeck, Portland State University, Department of Physics

    Meals: Lunch will be provided
    Contact: Paula Matano
    (541) 346-4850
    pmatano@uoregon.edu

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    Technology Alliance: Framing the Future: 2009 State of Technology Luncheon -- May 1, 2009

    Join the Technology Alliance and business, research and government leaders at the premier annual event for Washington's technology community, featuring a keynote conversation with Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft.

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    Date(s): May 1, 2009 (Friday)
    Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    Location: The Westin Seattle
    URL: http://www.technology-alliance.com/events/luncheon.html
    Description:

    Ray Ozzie has made a career out of anticipating the next wave in computing. An experienced entrepreneur and industry visionary, Ozzie drives Microsoft's technical strategy and is spearheading development of its next-generation software services platform. In a rare public appearance at the State of Technology Luncheon, Ozzie will frame the future of computing and explore what's next for one of the world's preeminent high tech companies - and what it means for our economy, our region, and ourselves.

    Also featuring:
    Governor Chris Gregoire
    Jeremy Jaech, CEO, Verdiem
    Ed Lazowska, Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington
    Marty Smith, Managing Director, MetaJure

    Registration & Networking: 11:00am
    Luncheon: 11:30am-1:30pm

    Individual tickets: $85 with advance registration online / $100 at the door.

    TA Patron package for individuals: $550 (includes 2 reserved seats at the luncheon and 1 membership in the 2009-10 Science & Technology Discovery Series).

    Corporate sponsorship packages featuring premium reserved seating and other benefits are available; contact Katy Tollefson at katy@technology-alliance.com or (206) 389-7259 for details.

    Contact: Amy Bell Rousso
    (206) 389-7261
    amy@technology-alliance.com

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    University of Oregon: Optimizing Information Content of XPS Analysis -- April 27-28, 2009

    A two-day workshop focusing on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), arguably the most widely used surface analytical technique.

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    Date(s): April 27, 2009 (Monday) to April 28, 2009 (Tuesday)
    Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    Location: University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
    URL: http://camcor.uoregon.edu/includes/events/event_27-28apr2009.html
    Description:

    A two-day workshop focusing on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), arguably the most widely used surface analytical technique. The presentations will be appropriate both for researchers new to XPS and for those with significant experience with the technique. Thematic emphases will be on quantitative aspects of XPS analysis and analytical issues particular to nanoscale materials, as well as the importance of multi-technique analysis.

    The workshop will include instrument demonstrations and a tutorial on using Sven Tougaard's QUASES program for quantitative XPS analysis conducted personally by Professor Tougaard. It will be held in the new Integrated Science Complex, Lorry I. Lokey Laboratory.

    Presentations: Dave Castner, University of Washington
    Sven Tougaard, University of Southern Denmark
    Scott Lea, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Don Baer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
    Andrew Wright, ThermoFisher Scientific
    Bill Stickle, Hewlett‐Packard

    Location: Surface Analytical Facility
    Lorry I. Lokey Laboratories
    University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon

    Meals: Morning & afternoon refreshments, Lunch is "on your own"
    Contact: Paula Matano
    (541) 346-4850
    pmatano@uoregon.edu

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    NWEN April Venture Breakfast: How To Market Your Company in a Down Economy -- April 10, 2009

    Therese Adlhoch Smith of The Adlhoch Group will show you how to grow your business by stretching your marketing dollars and focusing on the most important tools and programs. She will also share the 7 marketing essentials for survival.

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    Date(s): April 10, 2009 (Friday)
    Time: 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    Location: Bellevue Harbor Club
    URL: http://www.nwen.org/index.php?option=com_events&Itemid;=15&id;=177
    Description:

    Cost:
    Regular Registration: $25 for members, $40 for non-members.
    After April 6: $30 for members, $45 for non-members
    Members, bring a friend at 50% off!

    What You Will Learn:
    When times are tough, often the first thing to go is the marketing budget even though it’s difficult to build your business without marketing. What can you do to survive and thrive in a down economy? Therese Adlhoch Smith of The Adlhoch Group will show you how to grow your business by stretching your marketing dollars and focusing on the most important tools and programs. She will present the results of The Adlhoch Group’s 2009 survey of start-up CEOs and small business owners, “Front Line Advice to Weather the Storm.” You’ll learn from executives and entrepreneurs who have survived tough times, gaining their candid perspectives on what they’ve done right and what they’d do differently. She will also share the 7 marketing essentials for survival.

    Therese Adlhoch Smith
    Therese Adlhoch Smith is a marketing specialist with an extensive background in product management, marketing communications and business analysis. With more than 17 years of experience helping companies develop products and metrics-driven marketing programs, she has worked in a variety of industries including B2B e-commerce, telecommunications, electronic discovery, biotechnology, marine science, health technology, stock photography, consumer finance, online consumer services and consumer multimedia.

    Therese founded The Adlhoch Group, LLC after holding vice president and director of marketing positions with a number of public and privately held Northwest businesses. She has hands-on expertise in market analysis, product planning and national marketing programs for early-stage and established businesses. Therese holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing and international business from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Science in finance, summa cum laude, from California State University, Northridge.

    Join us on April 10 to hear Therese Adlhoch Smith discuss marketing strategies to survive and thrive in a down economy. Please register today to ensure a seat, as this Venture Breakfast promises to be one you won't want to miss!

    About the Northwest Entrepreneur Network
    The Northwest Entrepreneur Network, with nearly 900 members, is a nonprofit, professional association dedicated to helping entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their companies. In addition to its monthly Venture Breakfasts, the Network provides educational programs, networking events, opportunities for “face time,” and tools and resources entrepreneurs can use to help their businesses grow and prosper. For more information about the Northwest Entrepreneur Network, call (425) 564-4074 or visit www.nwen.org.

    Contact: Northwest Entrepreneur Network
    425-564-5701
    info@nwen.org

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    Wash. House and Senate propose 20% budget cut for WTC

    The Washington State House and Senate released their proposed 2009-2011 operating budgets in March -- with each proposing a 20% reduction in state funding for Washington Technology Center. From a base of $5.676 million for the biennium, pass-through funding to the Washington Technology Center through CTED is reduced by $1.135 million.

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  • 2009-2011 Budget Proposals

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  • WTC Chair testified to House committee on proposed budget cuts

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    WTC research funding applications due April 23

    Are you working on innovative technology applications with near-term commercial potential? Consider applying for a Washington Technology Center grant to offset the costs of your R&D.; Applications are due April 23.

    www.watechcenter.org/rtd

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    Washington Technology Center awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to Washington-based research teams in an effort to help transition great ideas out of the laboratory and into the marketplace.

    If you are a Washington technology business looking to partner with an academic or non-profit researcher on a collaborative research endeavor, you may be eligible for a funding award through Washington Technology Center's Research & Technology Development (RTD) grants program.

    These awards help Washington companies grow faster, create jobs and attract investors by providing the critical funding needed to advance scientific research and product development.

    RTD awards pay up to 80% of the cost of research projects -- allowing you to channel your capital to other business growth needs or continue working on breakthrough scientific discoveries. Project teams are eligible to receive up to $100,000 for initial proof-of-concept projects and up to $300,000 total for multi-phase projects.

    Washington Technology Center allocates $1 million annually for these grants, which are awarded on a competitive basis to collaborative research teams working on innovative technology projects with strong commercial potential.

    Washington Technology Center is now accepting proposals for its next round of grants which will be awarded in June. Projects begin July 1. But hurry, applications are due April 23.

    Free informational meetings are held throughout Washington state each year.

    For more information about the RTD Grants Program, visit http://www.watechcenter.org/rtd. Here you will find everything from Eligibility Criteria to Downloadable Proposal Materials. Or, for additional information, please contact Russell Paez, 206.616.3102, rpaez@watechcenter.org.

    More than 300 companies have benefited from the RTD grant program. You could be next.

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    Final day to register online for Washington's Innovation Summit 2009 is Tuesday

    Tuesday is the final day to register online for Thursday's Innovation Summmit. More than 350 attendees have pre-registered, and total registration is expected to reach close to 400. View the agenda and speakers at www.watechcenter.org/summit.

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    CTED releases online guide for small businesses in Washington state

    ­The Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development (CTED) released the 2009 Guide for Small Business in Washington State. The comprehensive guide provides entrepreneurs and small business owners clickable access to a variety of resources needed to start and successfully manage a business.

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  • Download the free guide [PDF]
  • Read the announcement by Larry Williams, CTED assistant director

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    3TIER opens offices in Germany, Australia and India

    3TIER, a Seattle-based provider of renewable energy assessment and power forecasting services, announced the expansion of its global operations with new offices in Germany, Australia and India. "These offices provide a 'local' presence for financiers, developers, operators or governments who need 3TIER's expertise in wind, solar and hydro assessment and forecasting," said Pascal Storck, Ph.D, president of global operations at 3TIER. Storck says the offices will help them develop partnerships in the rapidly growing markets of Europe, the Pacific Rim and India.

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  • Read more in the 3TIER press release [PDF]

    Related WTC links:

  • 3TIER is a WTC client
  • 3TIER launches global wind prospecting tool
  • 3TIER receives $10M in venture funding

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    Healionics ships its first product, glaucoma treatment for dogs

    Healionics Corporation, a start-up biomaterials company in Redmond, announced the sale and shipment of the first commercial product featuring Healionics' STAR® biomaterial. A company press release says the product, TR-ClarifEYE™, an innovative veterinary glaucoma implant marketed by TR BioSurgical, LLC (TRBIO), is scheduled for limited market launch in April 2009. "We are very excited to announce the first commercial shipment of STAR, which is a significant milestone for Healionics and represents the Company’s first revenue from product sales," said Healionics CEO Michel Alvarez. In related news, Alvarez replaces Rob Brown as CEO in a management change.

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  • Read more in the Healionics press release
  • Read more in Xconomy

    Related WTC links:

  • Healionics is a WTC client
  • Healionics raises $2.6 million
  • Healionics announces first commercial product for biomaterial

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    KUOW's Weekday focuses on innovation, features Summit speakers

    KUOW's Weekday host Steve Scher talks to industry leaders about technology innovation. Guest panelists on the Monday April 6th 10 a.m. live show include Ash Awad of McKinstry, John Barclay of Prometheus Energy, Lee Cheatham of Washington Technology Center, and Richard Pleus of Intertox.

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  • Listen to Weekday online
  • McKinstry
  • Intertox
  • Prometheus Energy

    Related WTC links:

  • Washington's Innovation Summit 2009

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    PNNL's Jim Buelt will be giving a presentation entitled "Used Nuclear Fuel: From Waste to Resource" at summit

    A sustainable nuclear energy approach will be essential for meeting our nation’s future energy needs. So says Jim Buelt, nuclear energy sector manager at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash.

    Buelt will make his case at Washington’s Innovation Summit 2009 on April 9 in Bellevue, Wash., contending that only by closing the fuel cycle – recycling spent nuclear fuel – will power plants get full use of the fuel’s stored energy content and realize nuclear energy's full potential.

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    "Nuclear power – paving the road to sustainable energy"

    The PNNL manager recognizes nuclear power as a key contributor in solving both energy and carbon stabilization demands. Moreover, given its impressive nuclear workforce and existing infrastructure, he believes Washington state is prepared to make important contributions in technology development and implementation.

    Buelt will present “Used Nuclear Fuel: From Waste to Resource” at Washington’s Innovation Summit 2009 next Thursday.

    With America’s electricity needs predicted to double by 2050 and with a global desire to stabilize carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change, Buelt considers nuclear power an essential element in the nation’s energy portfolio.

    For more information about the presentation, contact Geoff Harvey, PNNL Media Relations, at (509) 372-6083 (Geoffrey.Harvey@pnl.gov).

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  • Learn more about Washington's Innovation Summit 2009

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    Insitu awarded $20.9 M defense contract for unmanned air systems

    From the DoD press release: Insitu, Inc., Bingen, Wash., is being awarded a $20,917,403 firm fixed price contract for the procurement of ScanEagle Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) hardware for four operational sites, 3 spare/operational float packages, and critical spares kits in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) missions. Work will be performed in Bingen, Wash., and is expected to be completed in Jul. 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured pursuant to the FAR 6.302-2. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity (N00019-09-C-0005).

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  • Read the U.S. Department of Defense press release

    Related WTC links:

  • Insitu is a WTC client
  • Insitu CEO and President Steve Sliwa, and other company heads, give acquisition advice in TechFlash
  • Insitu acquired by Boeing

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