Educate Innovate Prosper


Educate Innovate Prosper

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.

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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.