Washington State University

Office of Commercialization


Washington State University

Office of Commercialization


This section contains information on possible sources of funding and mentoring for both your research and commercialization process. It is divided by State of Washington and Federal sources. It is also a mixture of non-profits, government agencies, and private organizations.

New Opportunities - Posted June 8, 2017

Health and Human Services SBIR/STTR 2017 Omnibus Solicitations - First application deadline is September 5, 2017

19th Annual Health and Human Services SBIR/STTR Conference - November 7 - 9, 2017

Washington State University

Washington State University Office of Commercialization 2017 CGF application forms and instructions.

CGF Guide

State of Washington 

Accelerator Corporation, Seattle WA - privately-held biotechnology investment and development  company that can identify, finance and manage the development of emerging biotechnology opportunities

Alliance of Angels - one of the largest and most active angel groups in the Pacific Northwest of seasoned entrepreneurs or senior business executives who provide a network of relationships and experience in building and growing companies

Health Sciences & Services Authority of Spokane County (HSSA) – promotes bio-science based economic development in Spokane County, and to advance new therapies and procedures to combat disease and promote public health

Keiritsu Forum - a global network of investors and entrepreneurs with chapters in Spokane and Seattle offering mentoring, and angel investor opportunities

Life Sciences Discovery Fund (LSDF) -supports innovative research in Washington state to promote life sciences competitiveness, enhance economic vitality, and improve health and health care

Puget Sound Ventures Club – a Pacific Northwest Angel investor investment association

TiE Angels Group, Seattle (TAGS) - angel investment group to cater to the funding needs of startups in Seattle and the Northwest region

The W Fund – funding for earliest-stage investments of Washington's technology-based start-up started by research institutions and students in the state

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) – researcher funding for commercialization of technology

National and Federal

Department of Energy (DOE) - grant, loan and financing programs
Maximizing University Industry Engagement with DOE Labs 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)  

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (SSTR
A highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization

SciVal funding – researcher funding opportunities from sponsors interested in funding  from all over the globe
SSTI Funding Supplement – specialized publication of the State Science & Technology news digest, with information on foundation and federal government funding opportunities