Resource Library

This list is provided for your convenience only and is not guaranteed to be complete. It is your responsibility to vet any resources you choose to utilize and to do your due diligence. 


Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) is the one state agency that touches every aspect of community and economic development. 

Commerce has identified Key Sectors in the state as high growth areas. You can find additional resources on these key sectors by following the links below: 



University of Washington - Office of Research

 The Office of Research is led by the Vice Provost for Research and oversees three administrative units: Human Subjects Division (HSD), Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), and Office of Research Information Services (ORIS). Assisting the Vice Provost for Research in providing leadership in supporting UW’s research community, is a strong team of Associate Vice Provosts as well as a liaison for OR and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL).

Washington State University Office of Commercialization

The Office of Commercialization is responsible for the evaluation, protection, and commercialization of innovations and discoveries and for the expansion of WSU’s public impact.  We help to further enhance these research innovations and discoveries by bridging the gap between WSU researchers and industry.

Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies

In 2012, Western established the Institute for Energy Studies, an interdisciplinary program that brings together science, technology, public policy, business and economics to prepare graduates to address the complex issues in the transition from inefficient use of fossil fuels to a sustainable energy system.

St. Martins University Science Initiative

Saint Martin's University joins a national movement to increase America's science and math graduates with our Science Initiative campaign.

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Laboratories and Research Centers


Federal Laboratories

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) is the formally chartered, nationwide network of over 300 federal laboratories, agencies, and research centers that fosters commercialization best practice strategies and opportunities for accelerating federal technologies from out of the labs and into the marketplace.

To help U.S. companies increase their competitive edge, Congress mandated that—whenever possible—the R&D conducted in federal labs should be transferred to the private sector. This process—known as technology transfer—is a widely untapped resource that can help labs and businesses prosper. Whether looking to strengthen your lab’s T2 activities or seeking a laboratory to partner with to enhance your R&D needs, the FLC can open doors and make connections that are ready to be leveraged. 

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Washington State Laboratories

Pacific National Labs

Location: Richland, WA

One of the Department of Energy's national laboratories

Focus: Scientific Discovery, Energy Resiliency, National Security

Fred Hutchison Cancer Institute

Location: Seattle, WA

501 (c) (3) Non Profit

Focus: Cancer research

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Idaho National Laboratory

Location: Idaho Falls, ID

One of the Department of Energy's national laboratories

Focus: Nuclear energy, national security, energy and environment

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USGS Western Fisheries Research Center

Location: Seattle, WA 

Part of the US Geological Society

Focus: Restoration ecology

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Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Location: Seattle, WA 

Part of the Department of Commerce - NOAA

Focus: Restore and maintain marine ecosystems 

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Pacific Northwest Research Station

Location: Seattle, WA - headquartered  in Portland. OR 

Part of the USDA Forest Service Research and Development 

Focus: Scientific study of natural resources

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Northwest Sustainable AgroSystems Research Unit

Location: Pullman, WA

Part of the USDA Agriculture Research

Focus: Technologies that fuel agriculture production


Prosser Irrigated Agricultural Research 

Location: Prosser, WA

Part of Washington State University

Focus: Agriculture industry related research

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Incubators and Organizations

Life Science Washington Institute

Cambia Grove

RAIN Incubator

CoMotion Labs

Lacey MakerSpace

Location: Seattle, WA 

Life Science Washington Institute is a non-profit organization focusing on providing resources and education for researchers and entrepreneurs looking to grow their ideas from concept to commercialization. LSWI hosts workshops, bootcamps, monthly Lunch & Learn events, and pro-bono startup consulting. Additionally, LSWI is home to the WA Innovation Network Mentoring Program. All services are free and open to the anyone in the life science industry.


Location: Seattle, WA 

Cambia Grove is a health care innovation hub focused on bridging the gap between entrepreneurs and the traditional health care sectors.

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Location: Tacoma, WA 

RAIN’s mission is to facilitate the growth of the Life Science and Tech industries in Tacoma. RAIN tackles this through providing accessible hands-on educational experiences for Tacoma’s students, empowering life science start-ups and small businesses, and executing pivotal research in our downtown Tacoma location.


Location: Various

CoMotion Labs, part of CoMotion, provides a multi-industry labs system hosting startups from inside and outside the UW community across three locations near or on UW campus, or via our virtual lab in Spokane.


Location: Lacey, WA

The Lacey MakerSpace is a physical location where people can gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. We provide tools and space in a community environment so you can start making whatever you can create.


Greater Spokane Inc

Location: Spokane, WA

GSI fosters small business growth and encourages entrepreneurial ventures. Top priorities include: medical education and research, Fairchild Air Force Base, Regional Education Attainment, North Spokane Corridor (NSC), and AIR Spokane (aerospace initiative for recruitment). 


Thurston County Economic Development Council

Location: Lacey, WA

The Thurston EDC hosts the Center for Business and Innovation (CB&I) which includes a variety of support programs such as an investment network, training series for entrepreneurs, coaching, meeting spaces, and more. 

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IMPACT Washington

Location: Bothell, WA

IMPACT Washington is part of the MEP National Network™ , which is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing. 



Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator

Alexandria Launch Labs


Location: Oregon

Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator is a business accelerator program that offers a 15-week program delivers mentorship, curriculum, connections and funding opportunities designed specifically for early-stage cleantech startups.

Location: Seattle, WA

IAlexandria LaunchLabs provides early-stage life science companies with first-class, move-in-ready office/laboratory space, high-caliber company-building resources and network, comprehensive lab operations and equipment, and access to strategic risk capital

Location: Seattle, WA

Intuitivex offers support for medical innovations by serving as an incubator as well as a link to industry experts and investors.  

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Location: Vancouver, WA

North Bank was designed as an educational organization to connect local founders and help them learn about the strategies and skills necessary to navigate the startup world and help them create great companies..

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Primary Care Innovation Lab

Location: Seattle, WA

The PCI-Lab is a collection of UW faculty who bring together the knowledge, skills and ability to work  collaboratively with health organizations and industry partners. 



Health Science and Services Authority (HSSA)

HSSA funds life and health sciences research in Spokane County.


Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu is  an angel investor network  in the Northwest and Rockies regions. They invest in technology, consumer products, life sciences, and other high growth segments. 

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Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu is  an angel investor network  in the Northwest and Rockies regions. They invest in technology, consumer products, life sciences, and other high growth segments. 




Health Science and Services Authority (HSSA)

HSSA funds life and health sciences research in Spokane County.


Keiretsu Forum

Keiretsu is  an angel investor network  in the Northwest and Rockies regions. They invest in technology, consumer products, life sciences, and other high growth segments. 


The E8 community accelerates the transition to a prosperous and cleaner world by investing in and fostering emerging cleantech enterprises.

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Proposal Support

Leon Wolfe Consulting offers SBIR Consulting Services, including grant writing and technical trainings. 


BBC Entrepreneurial Training and Consulting provides support services from SBIR/STTR assessment to post-award administration.


IP Attorneys

Adam helps clients navigate government contracting and can advise on intellectual rights that accompany SBIR and STTR funding. 

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Thurston EDC

4220 6th Ave. SE

Lacey, Washington 98503

General Phone: 360-464-6060

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