Announcements

LSDF is entering a new chapter. Due to budget constraints, the focus will be on existing grants and ways to strengthen Washington’s life sciences commercialization ecosystem.

LSDF invites Life Sciences Ecosystem grant pre-proposals to create a sustainable and, ideally, statewide program that assists entrepreneurial teams attempting to commercialize products that improve health and health care. Applications will be accepted from Washington-based for-profit and non-profit entities. Up to $2 million is available for award. Pre-proposals are required and are due September 21, 2015.

Click here to view the recorded webcast information session or the presentation slides.

LSDF, as directed by Washington’s legislature, has contracted with the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) to administer a grants program to promote the development and delivery of global health products. The WGHA is offering one or more grants totaling $205,000 for Washington non-profit organizations and companies with global health technologies ready for deployment. All submissions must be received by September 14, 2015 at 5:00 pm Pacific time. Click here for more information.

The Washington Life Science and Global Health Center, launched in December 2014, will serve as a virtual resource dedicated to aggregating state programs available to help this industry thrive in Washington. Information on this website includes, but is not limited to, tax incentives, workforce training dollars, and capital investments.  There is also information about upcoming state-sponsored events, such as the 17th Annual National Institutes of Health Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer conference. Comments and edits about the site should be directed to Maura Little (Maura.Little@commerce.wa.gov). 

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