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    WCTA Clean Technology Showcase

    The Washington Clean Technology Alliance presents the inaugural Clean Technology Showcase, a one day event to network, learn and invest. The Showcase will feature the latest clean tech innovations from Northwest companies and research institutions. Expert speakers and break-out sessions will further highlight over 20 companies focused on sustainability and new technologies. Enjoy table-top presentations, poster sessions and business development opportunities. Full-day registration includes breakfast,View More

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    BluHaptics: Underwater robotics with a human touch

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado (except where noted) It should be just as easy to use a robotic arm as it is to use your own hand. That’s the thinking behind UW start-up BluHaptics, which is taking telerobotics — controlling robots from a distance — to a new level: underwater. Using technology developed by Dr. Howard Chizeck’s lab in theView More

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    Marine Construction Technologies: Creating an acoustic barrier to save marine wildlife

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado (except where noted) As the second largest estuary in the U.S., the Puget Sound is home to a variety of marine wildlife, including orcas, sea lions and harbor seals. Its glacier-carved channels fed by rivers and streams flow into the bays of the Sound, where more than 200 species of fish flourish. The region isView More

  • TEAMcare: Treating the whole patient with the whole team

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos & video by Conrado Tapado One of the most challenging and costly patient groups to care for is the growing number of people with multiple chronic illnesses – both physical and mental. Patients with diabetes and heart disease often suffer from depression, which can make them feel helpless and hopeless about managing their chronic disease. And that, in turn, canView More

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    SNUPI Technologies gets $7.5M for in-home hazard sensor services

    SNUPI Technologies, an in-home sensor and services company, has raised $7.5 million in its first round of funding. The UW start-up’s Wally smartphone app will alert homeowners if their WallyHome sensing network detects a potential hazard. Read the PSBJ story.

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    Rolling Stones

    UW researchers use new low-level ultrasound technology to get smaller kidney stones moving. The team is working with C4C and says the device could help patients and substantially cut health care costs. Watch the KING 5 story.

  • Helping ‘help’: UW spin out Qazzow lands $2.4 million to bolster e-commerce customer service

    By Clare LaFond See related stories in Geekwire and Puget Sound Business Journal. UW start-up Qazzow, a spin-out from the UW’s Information School, has landed $2.4 million in series A financing in a deal led by WRF Capital and Voyager Capital. The deal follows $500,000 in seed investment financing announced in November 2013 from the W Fund, an early stage venture fund focused on leveragingView More

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    Helion Energy wins energy generation category at Cleantech Open

    By Clare LaFond Helion Energy, developer of a revolutionary fusion technology aimed at addressing the world’s growing clean energy demands, was one of five national finalists in the CleanTech Open held Nov. 20-21 in San Jose, Calif. Formed by scientists and engineers, many coming from the UW, Helion won in the Energy Generation category and was one of only two Pacific Northwest small businesses toView More

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    Innovator Recognition 2013 celebrates entrepreneurial spirit

    Story by Clare LaFond Photos by Conrado Tapado Watch the C4C Innovator Recognition Video. University of Washington President Michael Young joined more than 200 guests from across campus Dec. 10 for C4C’s second annual Innovator Recognition event. The event celebrated UW’s entrepreneurial researchers, faculty, and the many talent philanthropists working with them to propel ideas out of the lab and into the marketplace. Sixteen researchersView More

  • UW spin out Qazzow receives seed investment from W Fund

    By Clare LaFond UW start-up Qazzow has secured $500,000 in seed investment from the W Fund, an early stage venture fund focused on leveraging Washington’s research strength to launch new businesses. See related story in GeekWire. Qazzow, a spin-out from the UW’s Information School, has created a breakthrough service that significantly improves the consumer experience with websites and web applications. The company is currently pilotingView More