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WRF supports STEM research at nonprofit institutions in Washington state, with a focus on life sciences and enabling technologies.

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Technology Commercialization Grant Pre-Proposal

WRF supports groundbreaking translational research in life sciences and enabling technologies to help grow Washington's innovation economy and to benefit the people of Washington state and beyond. The purpose of WRF’s Technology Commercialization Grants is to move technologies towards the marketplace to create new value and address public needs.

WRF will notify applicants within 6 weeks of the submission of their pre-proposal as to whether or not they are invited to submit a phase 1 commercialization grant proposal. Submission of this pre-proposal is the first step towards being considered for WRF funding.

Please be aware that WRF may use outside reviewers on occasion.


  • Applicant is conducting research at a nonprofit institution or university in Washington state.
  • The pre-proposal describes research that is translational and has a potential life science application and can be accomplished with $10,000 - $50,000 in funding.
  • Applicant has a strategy for the technology’s path to commercialization.
  • Applicant submits this pre-proposal via the Embark website, and answers all questions fully.

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If you have further questions, please contact us at grants@wrfseattle.org.

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