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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.

August 2010 Issue

  • Tri-Cities Research District (TCRD) Speaker Series September event
    September 22. PNNL, Mission Support Alliance, LLC, and Washington State University Tri-Cities are teaming to host the next event in the Speaker Series. more...
  • Learn the secrets of NIH grant applications
    August 3 - Seattle; August 4 - Spokane. The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association presents two workshops focused on helping small businesses better understand the National Institutes of Health (NIH) small business grant application process, as well as bridging the gap between discovery and commercialization. more...
  • 8TH annual Gesa Smartmap Expo
    September 29-30. The Smartmap Expo is the state's premier manufacturing networking event that brings together many of the 3,500 manufacturing companies in eastern Washington for a two-day conference. more...
  • IEEE Smart Grid Series: Why does it matter?
    August 2, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. IEEE Richland Section and IEEE Power and Energy Society Richland Chapter are jointly hosting the second in a series of events focused on the "smart grid." At this event, learn the new functionalities of a "smart grid" and how it helps to make our energy systems sustainable. more...
  • Nominations open for Richland's Green Recognition Program
    Applications are being accepted for the City of Richland's 2010 Green Recognition Program under categories such as Overall Effort, Green Project/Program, Process Change or Event. more...
  • Northwest Entrepreneur Network First Look Forum; call for applications
    Application deadline August 18. The Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN) is the region's home for innovative businesses in every growth sector in our economy, from web 2.0 to medical technology, clean tech to consumer products. more...
  • Strategic investment conference
    October 13-15. The National Association of Seed and Venture Funds (NASVF) annual conference, to be held in Baltimore, MD, exchanges strategies and tools for building and managing strategic investment programs and institutions. more...
  • WBBA's Governors Life Sciences Summit
    October 22. The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) is combining the Governor's Summit and its annual meeting for this year's Life Sciences Summit. more...

We invite your contributions! We will consider items that fit the mission of this publication, including your tech-related news, awards, and notices of upcoming events. Please send text to or call (509) 372-6013.

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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