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Grant proposals accepted by Washington Technology Center

The Washington Technology Center is currently accepting proposals for its fall 2006 Research and Technology Development (RTD) Awards program. To attract applicants from Eastern Washington, WTC is hosting one-hour information sessions on the RTD grants program at Washington State University on Aug. 30 from 10-11 a.m. and 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
 
WTC awards up to $1.2 million in grant funding annually through this program. RTD grants are awarded to collaborative research teams comprised of a Washington company and an eligible university or nonprofit research partner. Project teams can receive up to $100,000 for initial proof-of-concept projects and up to $300,000 total for multi-phase projects.

The grants are competitive and include a matching fund requirement. Notice of Intent deadline is Sept. 14 and proposals are due Oct. 19. Winners are selected in December and projects begin Jan. 1, 2007.
 
WTC grants pay up to 80 percent of the cost for Washington companies to work with academic researchers. RTD awards also help Washington companies grow faster, create jobs and attract investors by pay for critical proof-of-concept scientific discovery and technology product development. Since 1995, the Washington Technology Center has awarded more than 296 grants through the RTD program; 93 of these grants have involved Washington State University research teams.
 
For more information on WTC’s RTD grant program or to reserve a space in the Aug. 30 information session, please contact Russell Paez, 206-616-3102, rpaez@watechcenter.org or visit WTC’s website at http://www.watechcenter.org.

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