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Advanced Technology Initiative Links:

A Brief Overview

A Letter from the Provost

Funded Proposals

How to Submit a Proposal

The Advanced Technology Initiative Has Been Endorsed by:

American Electronics Association

Columbia River Economic Development Council

Linear Technologies

Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association

PathoGenesis Corp.

AquaSeed Corp.

SEH America

Siemens Solar


Spokane Valley High Technology Council

Washington Software Association

Atairgin Biotechnologies

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The Advanced Technology Initiative

Funded Proposals

Included on this page:

In 1999 the Washington Legislature funded Advanced Technology Initiatives in three areas at the University of Washington:

Computer Animation and Digital Media

New companies are springing up to take advantage of the revolution in digital media. Outstanding research at the UW complements Washington's digital media companies. The new program will help to make our region a leader in a new industry as well as to train people for some of the over 7,000 vacant jobs in the state's software industry.

For more information contact: Prof. Ed Lazowska

Precision Forestry

Markets for wood products continue to grow in spite of new limits on timber harvests. UW forestry researchers, however, are applying new technologies to forest production and management. A 10% improvement in output is within reach. Such an increase would contribute approximately $1 billion to the state economy and 25,000 jobs—one half of them in rural areas.

For more information contact: Prof. James Fridley

Infectious Diseases

UW researchers are unraveling the genetic codes for several disease-causing microorganisms. This work promises to provide entirely new ways to fight disease and new classes of pharmaceutical products. By adding to UW capabilities in microbial pathogenesis, combinatorial chemistry, and bioinformatics the state can not only reap the economic benefits, but also the medical benefits of these discoveries.

For more information contact: Prof. James Mullins