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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.

October 2009 Issue

  • Washington Technology Center grant funding
    The Washington Technology Center is accepting grant applications for the Research & Technology Development grant program. more...
  • Zayed Future Energy Prize
    The Zayed Future Energy Prize is open for nominations. The annual award is given by the government of Abu Dhabi to honor individuals, companies, non-government organizations and organizations for achievements that reflect innovation, long-term vision, and leadership in renewable energy and sustainability. more...
  • Tech Alliance Innovation Showcase
    The Washington State Technology Alliance has launched a program called the Innovation Showcase designed to create a more connected innovation community and increase the commercialization of technologies developed within Washington's research institutions. more...
  • Secrets of NIH Small Business Grant Applications
    The Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association is hosting two sessions focused on grant preparation and research funding from the National Institutes of Health. more...
  • Resources online
    1) The column "National labs, communities should communicate" was published in the Tri-City Herald on August 30. 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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