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07/31/2006 - Terabyte Tidbits

SNUG Presents: Building Data-Bound Applications with Office as the Front End
Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 6:00 PM A user starts up a familiar UI and works with data, both viewing and modifying the data. The twist? The familiar UI is Word, Excel or Outlook. With Visual Studio Tools for Office and the XML features in Office 2003, this is now a pretty straightforward development task. You can use control Office via Automation or have your managed code run from within Office applications. You can map schema elements to spreadsheets and documents and then import or export XML. You can data bind to intrinsic controls such as Excel lists and Word bookmarks. You can support off-line scenarios by caching data locally. You can have ASP.NET code write to data without starting up Word or Excel. This session will show you all of these scenarios and show how you can apply the knowledge you already have about data and XML to situations where Office applications are the UI. Presented by Robert Green. Robert Green is a senior consultant with MCW Technologies, a Microsoft Certified Partner. Meetings will now permanently be held at Itron, Inc. currently located at 2818 N. Sullivan Rd. out in Spokane Valley. For more information, visit: sug.dotnetprogramming.com. Free.

"Choosing a Business Entity" Workshop for Entrepreneurs – Free
Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Do you have questions about what is the best legal structure for your business? Could your company benefit by changing your current business entity designation? Get your answers at a free "Choosing a Business Entity" workshop at the U.S. Small Business Administration's Training Room in Spokane. This free workshop will be held on Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Spokane SBA Training Room at 801 West Riverside Avenue on the second floor of the Spokane Regional Business Center. Register by calling 509-353-2811. The presenter for is Dave Bender, EA with Bender and Bender Accounting who also conducts workshops and does business counseling for the Spokane Chapter of SCORE, "Counselors to America's Small Business."

INMUG August Meeting
Thursday, August 17, 6:30 pm. Flash 10th
Birthday Celebration. A look back on 10 years of Flash. Be sure to bring your best and worst flash work to share with everyone. If you have been inspired by flash work bring the URL and we'll check it out. There will also be a special surprise for those who attend; which will be announced through the group email list. If you would like to be added to the group email list contact INMUG via email. INMUG meets the third Thursday of every month. All meetings are on the Riverpoint EWU/WSU campus in the Sirti building fourth floor conference/boardroom. For more information, visit /www.inmug.org/. Free.

Research Funding Available through WTC’s RTD Grants Program
The Washington Technology Center is currently accepting applications for its next round of Research and Technology Development (RTD) Awards. WTC awards more than $1.2 million annually to projects that partner Washington companies with academic and non-profit research teams. The RTD grant program provides funding for research projects with near-term potential for commercialization.

Grant applicants can receive $100,000 for first-year projects and up to $300,000 for multi-phase projects. This early-stage financial support is valuable in helping companies fund proof-of-concept research and development. WTC provides up to 80 percent of the cost for companies to work with leading researchers in the state. Securing an RTD grant provides credibility and prestige to companies and researchers’ projects and helps them attract follow-on funding from federal contractors, investors and corporate partners.

RTD grants are given to collaborative research teams. Teams are comprised of a Washington company and an eligible university or nonprofit research partner. WTC accepts proposals for research projects in any technical area or industry. Preference is given to small companies (250 employees or less). Proposals are evaluated by a team of industry and academic professionals on the basis of technical merit, economic impact and commercial viability. Winners are selected and notified in December and projects begin January 1, 2007.
Notice of Intent Due: September 14, 2006
Proposals Due: October 19, 2006
RTD Contact: Russell Paez, Project Coordinator, 206-616- 3102, rpaez@watechcenter.org

Spokane Science & Technology Roundtable New Season
Mark your calendars for an expanded season of the Spokane Science & Technology Roundtable beginning on September 22. The Technology Alliance and the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research have assembled another impressive roster of speakers, moved the program to the Spokane Club, and have expanded the season. We are also pleased to have Kevin Cable, Executive Vice President of Cascadia Capital and David Curry, CEO of World Wide Packets, join us as our new Co-Chairs. With these exciting changes on the way, we hope you will join us and learn about new and breakthrough developments in science and technology as presented by our state’s leading researchers and scientists. This season’s line-up features:

September 22, 2006: Leland Siwek of Sacred Heart Medical Center
October 27, 2006: Daniel Malarkey of Washington Biodiesel
December 8, 2006: Leroy Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology
February 2, 2007: Toby Bradshaw of the University of Washington
March 2, 2007: TBA
May 4, 2007: Bonnie Dunbar, NASA Astronaut
June 1, 2007: Howard Grimes of Washington State University

Please register today at http://www.technology-alliance.com/strt/spokane.html for this exciting, thought-provoking series. Renewing members qualify for an early bird rate of $195. New members and those registering after August 11 pay only $225 for the entire season. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Laurie Hassell at 206-465-4691 or lhassell@nwabr.org for more information.

Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program News
New Program Director. Following a national search that yielded nearly sixty applicants, prominent Spokane businessman, Tom Tilford, was selected as the new Program Director and assumed the position on July 24. Tom was president and CEO of Job Line Construction, Inc., which grew to be one of the largest high-voltage power line construction companies in the western United States under his leadership. He has also served as an owner and officer of several other companies including Ultrashred LLC, which manufactures mobile document shredding equipment. He currently serves on the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees and was chair in 2002-2003. He also serves on the boards of Washington Trust Bank, Northwest Venture Associates, and WIN Partners. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in history from Gonzaga University and a law degree from the University of Washington.

New Scholarship Established. The Advisory Board has created the Paul Buller Entrepreneurial Leadership Scholarship in recognition of the founding director’s contribution to the Hogan Program. This scholarship will be awarded annually to attract and retain exceptional Hogan Program students. Thanks to the contributions of many Advisory Board members and other benefactors, this scholarship fund has already reached $25,000.

Aegis Biosciences Receives National institute of health (NIH) Grant
$100,000 Grant Will Allow Further Development of Innovative Wound-Dressing Materials
Aegis Biosciences, LLC, an innovative biomedical materials firm and Sirti incubator client, is pleased to announce that it is the recent recipient of a $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Health. The proposal for the grant was originally submitted in August of 2005 and was related to the manufacturing of materials in wound-healing devices. The grant, entitled “Synthesis and Processing of Sulfonated Block Copolymer Biomaterials”, will help Aegis continue to develop and enhance their wound-dressing methodologies. The grant will also allow the company to improve and refine synthetic methodologies, explains Dave Vachon, Aegis’s Chief Technology Officer.

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