2009 Winner of the Commercializing Research Category
For nearly two decades, the Research & Technology Development (RTD) Program, a flagship program of the Washington Technology Center, has helped fill a critical role in enhancing Washington state’s efforts in commercializing research by bringing companies and university researchers together. Since 1995, the program has awarded more than $21 million to 335 projects. RTD program companies and researchers have leveraged this funding to attract an estimated $480 million in additional federal and private support.
Listen to Chris Coleman’s response to the following questions in this clip (approximately 7:22 minutes):
- Outside of monetary awards, what other assistance do you offer to portfolio clients?
- How do you ensure that stakeholders and leaders know about the successes of the program?
- What lessons have you learned that may be beneficial to other programs attempting a similar initiative?
Or download the transcript at: http://www.sstiawards.org/transcripts/coleman.pdf.