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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.

May 2017 Issue

  • Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program
    The Tri-Cities, WA Regional Chamber of Commerce is offering the Tri-Cities Economic Gardening Pilot Program—the first of its kind in the state. more...
  • Applications Open for Elemental Excelerator
    Each year, the Elemental Excelerator (formerly Energy Excelerator) finds 12 – 15 companies that best fit its mission and funds each company up to $1 million to improve energy, water, agriculture, and transportation systems that impact lives. more...
  • Ocean Exchange Solutions Awards
    Ocean Exchange—a company with the sole mission to help advance adoption of solutions in the field of sustainability—is seeking applicants for the 2017 WWL Orcelle® Award and the 2017 Neptune Award. more...
  • Clean Energy Patenting Report, Interactive Patent Map Available
    The Brookings Institution, a nonprofit public policy organization, has released a new publication on energy innovation focused on the momentum and city-by-city vitality of clean energy patenting. more...
  • BETO Launches Interactive Project Map
    The Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has launched its Small Business Innovation Research Projects Map, an interactive map showing all recent BETO projects across the United States awarded by the SBIR program. more...
  • Fuse Offers Variety of Events
    Fuse SPC is the Tri-Cities’ first social purpose corporation that provides a shared work environment, community, and resources for the entrepreneurial, startup, artistic, and tech communities. more...
  • Classes Offered at Confluent
    Confluent, a makerspace targeted to the arts and tech communities in Tri-Cities, WA, offers a variety of classes for members and non-members. more...
  • Upcoming Government Contracting Workshops
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is a statewide organization dedicated to guiding companies through the entire process of applying for and fulfilling government contracts. more...
  • PTAC Webinars and On-Demand Training
    Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center offers no-cost resources for new and established businesses to prepare for interacting with the growing government procurement market. more...
  • Small Business Financing Workshop
    May 3. The Washington State Department of Commerce is hosting a Small Business Financing Workshop on May 3, 10 am – 2 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning in Richland
    May 31. The Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning will be held May 31 in Redmond, WA. In addition, three-hour sessions are being planned across the state, including at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA from 10 am – 1:30 pm. more...
  • Grant Writing Course
    June 21 - 22. The Benton Franklin Health District is hosting a grant writing class on June 21 – 22 from 9 am – 4 pm at the District’s office in Kennewick, WA. more...
  • Call for Chemistry-Related Entrepreneurs
    June 25 – 28. Chemistry-related startups and researchers who want marketplace insights are invited to participate at the American Chemical Society’s 2017 Regional Meeting, June 25 through 28, at Oregon State University in Corvallis, OR. more...
  • Changing the Game
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researcher Shuaiwen Leon Song collaborated with researchers from the University of Houston to develop a new architecture for the computing hardware 3D stacked memory, resulting in increased 3D graphic rendering speeds up to 65 percent. 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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