The Technology Alliance is a statewide, non-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.
Housing, homes, tech and big data was the super timely theme of the Tech Alliance's 2018 State of Technology luncheon on Friday, June 1, 2018 at the Seattle Westin. Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman kept the crowd entertained during a lively interview with STREEM CRO Liz Pearce. Speakers from Washington State University, Loftium, Blokable, and Quadrant rounded out the event. And the Technology Alliance shared their 2018 Benchmarking Report at the luncheon. Click to view the report.
The Tech Alliance is proud to release a first-of-its-kind digital report that explores technology's economic effect across Washington. The Tech Alliance wanted to better understand how tech-driven innovation was affecting the state's workforce, companies, and communities. In partnership with Seattle-based economic impact firm, Community Attributes, the Tech Alliance dug into the data and stories that underlie Washington's tech-driven economy, and this report is the result. What you'll see is a diversified economy dependent on the development of new technologies, the adaptation and application of those technologies, and the required shifts in the workforce that keep the state's industries moving forward.
The "Big Four" research institutes in Washington state – Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Washington, and Washington State University – drive innovation and prosperity statewide through new inventions, company spin-offs, and royalties. The combined economic impact of this effort is undeniable, but can it be measured? With over $2.5B in research expenditures each year, quantifying and understanding the outcomes from this investment is critical to guaranteeing this support continues and expands. With the help of its partners, the Technology Alliance aims to measure the impact of research and development on the state’s innovation-driven economy.
Read the full report here.
The Tech Alliance is committed to strengthening the state's tech-driven innovation economy, which includes supporting efforts to grow the capital available to Washington's entrepreneurs. As part of this effort, the Tech Alliance is creating a network of locally based and locally interested corporate investors. This support includes invite-only events and supplemental reports and research.
The next event will be in Winter 2018. In the mean time, check out Tech Alliance's venturing reports: The Rebels, Gurus, Gamblers of Corporate Venture Capital, and Gorges and Bridges.