Research & Technology Development Grant Program (Washington State, USA)

Washington Technology Center competitively awards $1 million annually to applied research projects that show strong potential for generating long-term economic impact in Washington state. Funding through this grant program helps move innovative ideas out of the laboratory and into the commercial marketplace.

Each project team is comprised of a Washington company partner and a researcher from a university or research nonprofit in the state. The company defines the research challenge and provides access to the commercial market. The university or nonprofit researcher executes the research with funding from both the Washington Technology Center and the company partner. If you are a Washington company, we can help you find a research expert.

Each project team can apply for up to $300,000 in funding through a three-phase grant program. Phase I winners receive up to $100,000 in funding. Successful completion and presentation of Phase I results are required at the time of application for Phase II funding.

Research activities funded include:
* Proof of concept
* Research prototyping
* Technical feasibility & testing

The Spring 2009 Round proposal period opens January 2, 2009 with Notice of Intent due March 19, 2009.

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