Educate Innovate Prosper


Educate Innovate Prosper

A voice for Washington's innovation economy. 

The Technology Alliance is a statewide, not-for-profit organization of leaders from Washington’s technology-based businesses and research institutions united by our vision of a vibrant innovation economy that benefits all of our state's citizens. Through programs, events, data analysis, and policy activities, we advance excellence in education, research, and entrepreneurship to support the growth of our high-impact industries; the creation of high-wage jobs; and economic prosperity for our entire state.

The State of Technology Luncheon is the premier annual event for Washington's innovation community, bringing together hundreds of leaders from business, research, education and government to gain perspectives from world-renowned technology leaders and to learn the results of the Technology Alliance's latest work. 

This year’s event looked both at the history of the state as an innovator generator (see included infographic) and toward a future seeded by the next generation of pioneers. Joining Nadella in looking forward were three other local CEOs: Clayton Lewis with personalized health start-up ArivaleForest Key with virtual reality start-up Pixvana; and Chris Diorio with RFID manufacturer Impinj. Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith provided closing remarks.

Click here for an interactive version of the Innovation Generation infographic shared at the lunch. 

Click here to download the Innovation Generation infographic shared at the lunch.

Click here for full video of event.

The Science & Technology Discovery Series is a monthly breakfast program featuring presentations from leading researchers and innovators, as well as opportunities to engage and ask questions of them. The program is designed for community leaders who wish to stay informed about the most important advancements being made by top research institutions and companies. Presentations are held September through May, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. Each Discovery Series program includes a breakfast buffet, networking time, a Q&A session, and an opportunity to meet the speaker.

Supporting computer science in Washington schools:

We are proud to partner with Code.org, Washington STEM, and many other organizations in supporting HB1813, a bill to improve computer science education in our schools. Read more about the bill here, and what a top Washington teacher thinks about it here