Educate Innovate Prosper


Educate Innovate Prosper

2019 State of Technology Luncheon

That technology is revolutionizing everything from the way airplanes fly to the way we send satellites into space was highlighted in this year’s State of Technology Luncheon on April 26th, 2019 at the Seattle Sheraton. The Technology Alliance was thrilled to welcome Brad Tilden (CEO of Alaska Airlines) in conversation with Ken Worzel (President of Nordstrom.com) as keynote presenters followed by Tom Gibbons (CEO of APiJET), Roei Ganzarski (CEO of magniX), and Curt Blake (CEO of Spaceflight).

More details and photos from the event are here. Watch a video of the luncheon, courtesy of Seattle Channel, here.

Stay tuned for our upcoming report: Shared Prosperity in the AI Era - How Washington state can lead in the next technology revolution.


Now Accepting Applications for the William H. Gates Sr. Fellowship in Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

Interested candidates can find more information here. Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to info@technology-alliance.com for consideration. Deadline for applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship is Saturday, June 22nd.

A Voice for Washington's Innovation Economy

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.

New Reports Available from the Technology Alliance:

Measuring the Economic Impact of Research on WA's Economy

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.

Government Drives Innovation Report

This comprehensive reports looks at private-public partnerships in high innovation states across the country and how public investment mechanisms that support the start-up infrastructure as well as the overall innovation economy can facilitate high-paying job growth, technological progress and generate economic momentum. The report analyzes these programs and looks at what Washington State can do to improve public investment in our entrepreneurs and technology economy as a whole.

Read the full report here.