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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update

This monthly e-mailed update contains news, opportunities, upcoming events, and other information about Mid-Columbia tech businesses and the organizations that support them. Visit the EDO Home page to subscribe to this Newsletter. Browse the archives for back issues.

March 2011 Issue

  • Technology Alliance Innovation Showcase Application
    Deadline: March 16. The Innovation Showcase-a program of the Technology Alliance-helps bridge the gap between research and commercialization by highlighting the most promising discoveries and new technologies ready for commercialization in Washington. more...
  • Request for proposals - Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF)
    Deadline: March 16. LSDF commercialization grants support small-scale, targeted studies that move promising technologies along the commercialization pathway and reduce the risk of further development. more...
  • Cleantech Open networking receptions
    March 22-23.Two Cleantech Open (CTO) networking receptions-in Portland and Seattle-will be held in late March, giving business professionals an opportunity to reconnect with alumni, sponsors, mentors, volunteers, and civic partners. more...
  • Resources online
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's economic development column "Savor sweet rewards of professional workshops," was published in the Tri-City Herald on February 13. more...
  • Seed and Venture Capital 5-session Program
    Mar 1. The Seed Funding and Venture Capital (VC) Course Certificate Program is an insider view to the venture capital process offered by the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) and National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer. more...

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Tri-Cities Tech Business Update is published by the Economic Development Office at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Each month, we send you an e-mail message, giving you the link of news, tips, awards, upcoming events, and other information about local technology-based businesses and organizations that support them. With business and community partners, our goal is to build and diversify the Tri-Cities economy—adding skilled jobs in primary-sector industries that bring in outside dollars. Currently, more than 1,100 tech-related businesses, investors, and economic development stakeholders subscribe to the newsletter, mostly in the Mid-Columbia area and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. This newsletter (RL-P00-009) supports PNSO's vision for the future of the Hanford Site and surrounding area through the creation of research opportunities, new industries, and new business clusters.

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