Announcements

LSDF Announces Commercialization Grants, Entrepreneur Mentoring Program Award

Washington organizations will receive $1.25 million in Proof of Concept grants to foster the translation of health-related products from the laboratory into the commercial marketplace. The Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association (WBBA) will receive a $300,000 Entrepreneur Mentoring Program grant to launch a statewide advisory network to help early-stage companies achieve commercialization success. Click here to read the press release.

The final Board of Trustees award decision meeting for the 2013-2014 Proof of Concept Granting Program has been moved from August 18, 2014 to August 29, 2014.

Pre-proposal submissions are no longer being accepted. Proposal submissions will be accepted only from those applicants who receive invitations at the pre-proposal review panel meetings on May 20 and May 22, 2014.

LSDF Budget Update

On Friday, April 4, 2014, Governor Inslee signed the supplemental budget for the current biennium. This budget allows LSDF to honor its financial commitments under existing grants and proceed with the 2013-2014 Proof of Concept Granting Program and the Entrepreneur Mentoring Grant Program.

LSDF is Paying Dividends for Washington

LSDF invests in research and development across Washington to achieve its mission of providing better health, promoting economic growth, and enhancing research competitiveness statewide. Click to learn more about how LSDF is:

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