A concrete idea for recycling carbon fiber.

Carbon fiber can be found in airplanes, cars and wind turbine blades these days. Unfortunately, about 30% of this miracle material is waste product. Figuring out what to do with much waste carbon fiber has been a problem for the industry, as many of the most popular...

The birthplace of the electric bass.

Washington invents a lot of stuff. But some of our inventions are could-haves instead of should-haves. Such is the case with the electric bass guitar. While Fender likes to claim all the fame for inventing the bass guitar, the credit really goes to Paul Tutmarc, a...

Brewing better proteins for industry.

The metabolic changes that happen in the time-tested process of fermentation are now being applied to the development of new proteins that can result in advanced materials, specialty chemicals for agriculture and improved pharmaceuticals. Seattle-based Arzeda...

Perimatics is UW innovation lab’s 127th startup.

The hits just keep coming for the University of Washington’s CoMotion innovation lab. Perimatics is the latest in the long list of spinoffs CoMotion has spawned, its 127 startup to date. The new company is the brainchild of Kalyani Velagapudi and Bala Nair and...

Listening to fish.

Monitoring fish migration and managing the impact of dams on rivers has been an ongoing challenge to maintain sustainable fish populations. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington has developed the ability to record three-dimensional data...

$62 million? That’s a big 10-4 for Convoy.

With an eye on upending the way goods are moved across the U.S., Seattle startup Convoy has netted a nice nest egg to bring its vision to life. Like an Uber or Lyft for people, Convoy connects truckers with loads, bypassing the traditional system of brokers and manual...

Seattle recognized in top 5 of most innovative centers.

A publication focused on trend-setting corporate activity ranks cities that demonstrate robust innovation. Innovation Leader evaluated the amount of top-tier research organizations and investment in innovation, the presence of eco-systems, startup density, and...

Washington State: 3rd in Innovation, 1st in STEM.

Staying on the cutting edge of innovation and successfully bringing patentable products to market is the hallmark of a robust state economy.  Washington State ranks 3rd in innovation and 1st in concentration of STEM employment by the 2016 Bloomberg U.S. Innovation...
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