The Washington Technology Center (WTC) awarded funding in June 2003 to projects teaming five Washington companies with university researchers through WTCs Research and Technology Development (RTD) program.
Among the winners was Washington Farms, Inc., of Tacoma, which devised a method of fruit processing that will inactivate harmful bacteria.
WTC makes awards twice a year through its Research and Technology Development program. Awards are up to $100,000 per year to support a companys work with university researchers. For the 35 WTC RTD projects currently being funded, company partners have estimated they will create more than 1,500 high tech jobs by 2008.
The Washington Technology Center is Washingtons statewide science and technology organization committed to accelerating the innovation-based economy.