ITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium

Innovation PanelGeekWire has featured the ITHS/WE-REACH Innovation Symposium as a cover story. At the symposium, Teddy Johnson–ITHS Director of Technology Development–interviewed a panel including WE-REACH Alumni Chris Allan, Robin Alfieri, and Barry Lutz.

The panel covered critical topics like being your own critic, lining up vendors, creating realistic timelines, how to develop partnerships, and understanding customers.

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WE-REACH Symposium


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$2.4M Direct Costs Invested

More than $20M in Follow-On




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-Leverage public-private partnerships to support end-to-end Innovations for health impact and access

-Accelerate the transformation of novel discoveries into innovative products

-Award milestone-driven WE-REACH R&D projects with value-added services

-Fuel the formation of sustainable start-up companies

-Train the next generation of biomedical entrepreneurs

-Serve as a national REACH innovation hub for the Pacific Northwest donation



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