Today, the Washington Technology Center announced the launch of its Microfabrication Laboratory Access Program. The new program provides access to sophisticated micro-electromechanical systems ("MEMS") fabrication equipment to small companies in Washington State. The goal of the program is to stimulate innovative technologies.
The new Microfabrication Laboratory is one of three state funded programs in Washington. The facility is 15,000 square feet and small businesses with less than 100 employees can apply for up to three months of free lab access (valued at up to $12,300). Eligible projects include, but are not limited to proof of concept, prototyping, testing, process development, and small-scale production. A more complete description of the program is available here.