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What is Innovation Station?

Innovation Station is a service provided by Washington PTAC, an Apex Accelerator. Here you will find links to resources geared toward advancing the relationship between private innovators and federal agencies.

Government agencies wrestle with a variety of societal and technical issues that cannot be solved using standard procurement contracting methods. These agencies know the private sector is developing or could develop solutions to many of these issues. Avenues have been created that allow non-traditional suppliers – such as engineers, scientists and research and development firms – to work with government agencies in order to create solutions to a variety of challenges.   

what is sbir?

The SBIR/ STTR program is a Small Business Administration funded program to help small businesses fund innovations of interest to federal agencies.

Click here to learn more about the SBIR/STTR Program

how can ptac advisors help me?

Your Washington PTAC advisor is able to help you in several ways:

  • Identify potential agency match
  • Prepare proposals for submission
  • Locate viable SBIR Phase 3 connections
  • Find non-SBIR opportunities

what is the Innovation Station Website for?

The pilot Innovation Station website is a central portal for links to resource partners across the state.

Click Here to Visit  the Innovation Station Website

Washington PTAC Partner links

Washington PTAC partners with several resource partners to provide services to small businesses that are developing new technologies:

The Northwest Tech Bridge assists innovators who are interested in working with the Navy

The Life Science Washington Institute provides support to life science innovators and start ups


Contact Washington PTAC SBIR/STTR Program Manager Kate Hoy, [email protected]


New Year – New Services

Welcome to Innovation Station! This is a new service provided to you by your Washington PTAC, an APEX Accelerator. Washington PTAC is part of a

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Introduction to USDA

Please join Washington PTAC to welcome Melinda Coffman, SBIR Program Coordinator with the Department of Agriculture. Melinda will introduce us to the USDA (U. S.

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