Washington technology center to offer grants

Tri-Cities' technology businesses looking to partner with a university or nonprofit researcher on innovative technology projects can get money through the Washington Technology Center's Research & Technology Development Grant program.

Each team can apply for up to $300,000 in a three-phase program. The Washington Technology Center can help interested companies find research partners.

Notices of intent are due Sept. 18, with applications due Oct. 23.

A free information session will be from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Applied Process Engineering Laboratory, 350 Hills St., Richland. To reserve a spot or learn more about the statewide grant program, contact Russell Paez at 206-616-3102 or or e-mail