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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. Browse the archives for back issues.

November 2011 Issue

  • Innovation Showcase
    November 3. 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...
  • Northwest Solar Summit
    November 7 - 8. Northwest SEED is proud to be a sponsor of the 13th Annual Northwest Solar Summit. This year's summit will focus on strategies for deploying distributed solar, community wind power, and zero-energy buildings and remodels. more...
  • TREN Event: 3 Key Elements of Operational Success
    November 8. The Three Rivers Entrepreneur Network presents its November seminar: 3 Key Elements of Operational Success. more...
  • The Washington State Ocean Energy Conference
    November 8 - 9. Washington has great ocean energy resources. Tidal power is already being developed in Puget Sound. more...
  • Innovation Engineering Leadership Retreat
    November 14 - 16. The Innovation Engineering Leadership Retreat, being held at the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine WA, is based on a first-of-its-kind program at the University of Maine that teaches students how to successfully lead innovation. more...
  • Governor's Life Sciences Summit and Annual Meeting
    November 18. The Governor's Life Sciences Summit will reveal and review Washington's most crucial legislative and economic priorities; yield acute perspectives from leading biopharmaceutical, medical technology, and global health executives; and facilitate a discussion of the industry's current challenges and coming opportunities locally, nationally, and globally. more...
  • Economic Leadership Forum
    November 17 - 19. The Economic Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for local, state, and provincial leaders in both the public and private sectors to carry out in-depth, focused discussions on key subjects identified by the Executive Committee at the Annual Summit. more...
  • Battelle and PNNL win EPA contract
    Battelle, with assistance from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), which it manages, won options on what could be a five-year, $14-million contract with the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Chemical Safety & Pollution Prevention. more...
  • PNNL Lab Homes Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with its research partners, will use two identical 1,500 square-foot homes for experiments focused on reducing energy use and peak demand. more...
  • EDO on Facebook
    Are you visiting us on Facebook? Daily posts provide real-time information on news and events, opportunities and resources, and other information about and for Washington technology businesses and entrepreneurs. 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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