September 20, 2013
Autonomous Vehicles: Technical & Legal Challenges
The Autonomous Vehicles Team of the University of Washington School of Law, Clinic on Technology, Law and Public Policy, under the supervision of Professor William Covington, is looking for comments on their white paper “Autonomous Vehicles – Technical and Legal Challenges: An Overview of the State of the Art in Autonomous Vehicle Technology and Policy” Autonomous Vehicles […]

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July 23, 2013
Crosscut: What's Driving UW's New Business Boom?
Source: Drew Atkins, Cross Cut, July 22, 2013. Whether they’re concocting anti-aging makeup, or creating the tools to fight deadly diseases, the crop of start-up companies emerging from [WCTA Gold Member] University of Washington’s Center for Commercialization (C4C) have the potential to change how we live. They’ve already changed how the University of Washington is […]

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April 10, 2013
PolyDrop Wins $10K at UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
Teams from universities and colleges around the Northwest congregated at Seattle Center to pitch their innovations that addressed energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment, and water-related problems as part of Environmental Innovation Challenge.  $22,500 was awarded to five different teams. Taking the $10,000 first place was PolyDrop, which describes its effort as follows: The transportation […]

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January 16, 2013
UW Creates Eight Startups in Six Months
Almost one year ago, University of Washington President Michael Young made a pledge to double the number of startup companies spinning out of the state’s top research institution. But has he kept his promise? The answer is yes. The UW is currently on track to reach its goal nearly two years ahead of schedule, with […]

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July 12, 2012
WCTA Breakfast: Innovation Strategies: Technology Transfer
Source:  Lynn Coppedge, WCTA Intern, July 16, 2012. If Thursday morning’s Washington Clean Technology Alliance breakfast is an indication, technology transfer at the state’s two major academic institutions is going to have a profound impact on the future of our state’s economy.  In order to get a better look at Washington’s current innovation aspirations, WCTA […]

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July 5, 2012
UW Announces Appointment of Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows
University of Washington President Michael Young has recognized eleven professors for their innovative spirit, appointing them to the Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows (EFFs) program.  The program was begun in 2011. “I believe we’re at the early stages of a new wave of entrepreneurial innovation at the university, led by our faculty leaders who are models […]

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June 27, 2012
WCTA Annual Meeting
Premier Sponsor: Washington State’s Cleantech Leadership at the Inaugural WCTA Annual Meeting Michael K. Young, UW Elson S. Floyd, WSU WCTA’s Inaugural Annual Meeting hosted several hundred attendees from diverse industries and companies invested in clean technology. UW President Michael Young, and WSU President Elson Floyd participated in a discussion on innovation and commercialization in […]

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June 20, 2012
W Fund Launched to Fund Research Institution Spinouts
A new, venture capital fund out of the University of Washington, the The W Fund,  has launched a $20 miillion early stage venture fund aimed at funding promising spinouts of the University of Washington and other research institutions in the state.  The fund said it will help promising research and student generated start-ups with access […]

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June 19, 2012
Hal Calbom: University Presidents Play Against Type
Commentary by Hal Calbom of Sustainable Media. Both our large research universities are grappling with ways to address the chaotic, multi-dimensional and strange-bedfellows world that is clean technology. The highlight of the first annual WCTA breakfast Thursday morning was a 45-minute session with the presidents of our two great research universities–Michael K. Young of the […]

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June 19, 2012
WCTA Annual Meeting a Sold Out Success
WCTA’s Inaugural Annual Meeting hosted several hundred attendees from diverse industries and companies invested in clean technology. UW President Michael Young, and WSU President Elson Floyd participated in a discussion on innovation and commercialization in the field of clean tech. The panel was led by McKinstry’s vice president of energy and facility solutions, Ash Awad, […]

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