Congratulations to Tom Daniel, UW Biology Professor Emeritus, on accepting the role of CEO of the Washington Research Foundation!
WRF was founded in 1981 to help commercialize and license tech from the state’s universities and research institutions. That role is now largely performed by in-house tech transfer offices, and WRF’s remit has since broadened.
The organization has provided more than $137 million in grants to state institutions to support postdoc salaries, faculty research, nascent startups, and more. WRF supports innovation and entrepreneurship even before tech transfer offices get involved, and it also moves it forward through WRF Capital, which has invested in 119 startups since 1996.
Read the news release and interview with Tom on Geekwire.