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Commercialization Funding Resources


Funding and mentoring sources below are applicable to both your research and commercialization process. It is divided by local Washington resources as well as Federal sources. It is also a mixture of non-profits, government agencies, and private organizations.  In addition these state wide funding opportunities WSU offers its own funding campaign. Click here to learn more.

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Resources in Washington

Accelerator Corporation

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

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)

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

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

Puget Sound Ventures Club

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

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

Washington Research Foundation (WRF)

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

National and Federal

Department of Energy (DOE)

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

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…”

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

SciVal funding provides researcher funding opportunities from sponsors interested in funding  from all over the globe.

SSTI Funding Supplement

SSTI Funding Supplement is a specialized publication of the State Science & Technology news digest, with information on foundation and federal government funding opportunities.

New Opportunities

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

Conference is scheduled for November 7 – 9, 2017 in Milwaukee, WI.
Please visit here for more information.