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Here’s what’s next for The W Fund, an early-stage venture fund focused on university spin-outs

By | December 28th, 2016|Washington|

Since The W Fund launched more than four years ago in Seattle, it has invested $20 million across 17 early-stage companies that spun out of the University of Washington and other research institutions across the state.

Now, as the venture capital firm wraps up new investments from its first fund, what’s next?

Linden Rhoads, the former […]

Washington State University lends helping hand through “valley of death” – Economic Development Site Economic Development Site

By | August 27th, 2015|*Fund Types, New Investments/Awards, Proof of Concept (POC) Fund, Washington|

For the second year, WSU is supporting researchers in moving innovations from the lab to the marketplace through the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). The CGF program provides financial assistance to advance technologies that are at the end stage of research, but require additional development before entering the marketplace.

Gap funding is an important part of the […]

Washington’s Life Sciences Discovery Fund not dead yet, launches grant program

By | August 19th, 2015|State or Government, Washington|

Earlier this year, lawmakers slashed from the budget a state fund for life sciences. Well now that fund may have been put on life support.

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund had $2 million left in its treasury account after the Washington state Legislature approved a budget in June that revoked the rest of the LSDF’s money.

It’s […]

Washington State University innovators receive funding from commercialization gap fund

By | January 13th, 2015|Washington|

PULLMAN, Wash. – Thanks to grants from the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF), seven Washington State University researchers are one step closer to realizing the public impact of their innovations.

In collaboration with the WSU Office of Commercialization (OC), the recipients will work to reach key development milestones during the 12-month funding cycle.

“We are pleased to offer […]

University of Washington Next Green Seed Fund proposal deadline Dec. 11

By | December 3rd, 2014|Washington|

The Green Seed Fund – a grant fund for campus environmental research projects – is accepting proposals through Dec. 11 for the next round of grants.

The Green Seed Fund aims to promote and fund research projects that advance sustainable research while contributing to the university’s sustainability goals. The fund was launched in 2013, and in […]

LSDF announces $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to promote health-related technologies

By | September 8th, 2014|Uncategorized, Washington|

SEATTLE, Washington, August 29, 2014 – The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace. Also announced was nearly $56,000 in supplemental funding to an existing grant to increase the commercial potential of a drug to protect hearing in patients taking certain antibiotics.  […]

University of Washington Wi-Fi backscatter could make ‘Internet of Things’ real

By | August 11th, 2014|Uncategorized, Washington|

A new method uses radio frequency signals as a power source and reuses existing Wi-Fi infrastructure to provide internet connectivity to battery-free devices. […]

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Announces $1.25M In POC Awardes

By | May 7th, 2014|Washington|

SEATTLE, Washington, April 21, 2014 — Five for-profit and non-profit organizations in Washington will receive a total of $1.25 million in Proof of Concept grants to accelerate maturation of promising health-related technologies from ideas into commercial products, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) announced today. Also announced was a $300,000 Entrepreneur Mentoring Program grant to the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) to launch a statewide advisory network to train the next generation of entrepreneurs and help early-stage companies achieve commercialization success. […]

University of Washington Green Seed Fund Approves $279K In Projects

By | January 27th, 2014|Washington|

The Green Seed Fund awards grants to UW faculty, students, and staff to research opportunities that advance sustainable research while contributing to campus sustainability goals. Listed below are projects awarded for funding during 2014. […]

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Announces $1.1M to Five Projects

By | January 3rd, 2014|New Investments/Awards, Washington|

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) today
announced $1.1 million in five Proof of Concept grants to Washington for-profit and non-profit
organizations to foster the translation of health-related products from the laboratory into the
commercial marketplace.