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May 3: Learn about equity financing for entrepreneurs

Aziz MakhaniPULLMAN, Wash. – For the small business entrepreneur, equity financing can be a lifeline or a noose. The devil is often in the details, according to Aziz Makhani, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC). » More …

Study results to help improve research impact

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing faculty incentives and regional industry and community engagement are among recommendations from a recent report of how Washington State University can better connect its research to non-academic stakeholders. » More …

License WSU technologies with the click of a button

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization

PULLMAN, Wash. – Research aids developed at Washington State University are more readily available to the researchers and companies that need them through an online store launched by WSU’s Office of Commercialization. » More …

Jan. 25: Learn about, join business startup teams

PULLMAN, Wash. – Resources for creating a startup company and competing for funding in Washington State University business competitions will be presented at Partnering & Pizza 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in the Frank Innovation Zone in the basement of Dana Hall. » More …

Gap fund awards help get WSU innovations to market

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

PULLMAN, Wash. – Wound healing, smart textiles, biodegradable hydraulic fluid and estimation of apple crops with a smartphone are some of the innovations that are closer to reaching the market thanks to the Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF) at Washington State University. » More …

Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research. » More …

Nov. 17, 18: Learn to move research to marketplace

i-corps-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Free training to move academic research to the marketplace will be explained in an information session for Washington State University faculty, students and staff 11 a.m.-noon Thursday and Friday, Nov. 17 and 18, in Paccar building 202. » More …

Oct. 31: Professor talks about research entrepreneurism

DhingraPULLMAN, Wash. – Measuring the impact of research is important to universities, funding agencies and the public. At Washington State University, programs like the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors and the National Science Foundation I Corps site are examples of how the Office of Research and colleges are supporting entrepreneurship and industrial outreach. » More …

First deadline July 29 for commercialization funding

commercializationPULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers with near-market-ready technologies are invited to apply for grants to support the commercialization of their innovations through Washington State University’s Commercialization Gap Fund (CGF). » More …

Research fund partner helps WSU innovation advance

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

SEATTLE – Since the Commercialization Gap Fund launched at Washington State University two years ago, 14 researchers have received funding to fill the gap between their discoveries and private investment. The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has just invested up to $1 million for the next four years in the fund. » More …