The Washington Technology Center, a statewide economic development organization focused on technology and innovation, recognizes that small businesses don’t always have access to the latest and most advanced commercial technologies. Providing that access is the impetus behind the center’s brand new Microfabrication Laboratory Access Program, a stimulus program that will award short-term access to sophisticated MEMS fabrication equipment to help small companies in Washington develop job-growing, innovative commercial technologies.
Washington Technology Center will accept proposals from companies with fewer than 100 employees in any technical area or industry that can utilize the facilities and equipment of the center’s 15,000-square-foot Microfabrication Laboratory. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to: proof of concept, prototyping, testing, process development, and small-scale production. Proposals selected for awards will need to show clear potential for economic impact and a well-defined work plan.
Businesses who want to get a closer look at the capabilities of the Microfabrication Laboratory should attend a guided lab tour on September 29 (3-4 p.m.). RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the program or the laboratory tours, visit the Microfabrication Laboratory Access Program’s website.