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$31M gift will fund early stage UW research by high-tech entrepreneurs

By Michelle Ma

May 14, 2014

The University of Washington is receiving a $31.2 million gift from Washington Research Foundation to boost entrepreneurship and support research that tackles some of society’s most crucial challenges. The award will fund four interdisciplinary initiatives that seek to advance global innovation in clean energy, protein design, big data science and neuroengineering.

New state-funded Clean Energy Institute will focus on solar, battery technologies

By Michelle Ma

December 12, 2013

A new University of Washington institute to develop efficient, cost-effective solar power and better energy storage systems launched Dec. 12 with an event attended by UW President Michael K. Young, Gov. Jay Inslee and researchers, industry experts and policy leaders in renewable energy.