Leading the way in economic growth
Washington state has been a driver of technology innovation for decades, with many transformative technologies built within the state leading to significant economic growth regionally and internationally. Several advanced technologies will soon be the catalyst for similar economic growth and global competitiveness, making now a critical time for focus on these specific sectors. WTIA Advanced Technology Cluster will build connectivity and collaboration across blockchain technologies and quantum computing.
Achieving our goals
WTIA Advanced Technology Cluster will foster the growth of Advanced Technologies in Washington, with a focus on quantum computing (“Quantum”) and distributed ledger technologies (“Blockchain”). This Cluster is part of the Department of Commerce’s broader “Cluster” economic development strategy. Key focuses include:
To achieve these goals, the Advanced Technology Cluster will create forums to convene key stakeholders across the Cluster, build partnerships with policymakers to create a supportive regulatory environment, grow startup accelerators to support Advanced Technology startups, and chart a strategy to enable the long-term growth of the sector.
What is a “Cluster?”
The Advanced Technology Cluster follows the “Cluster” framework, which is an economic development methodology that convenes startups, enterprises, academia, investors, and government to grow an industry sector. The Washington State Department of Commerce has funded five high-growth industry clusters to ensure the long-term growth of the state and region.
About the Cascadia Blockchain Council
The Cascadia Blockchain Council (CBC) will form the foundation for the Advanced Technology Cluster’s blockchain work. Priorities for the CBC include:
WTIA Receives $550,000 Grant to Develop Innovations in Blockchain and Quantum Computing in Washington State
January, 2022 | Nick Ellingson
WTIA was awarded a $550,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to begin the development of an Innovation Cluster Accelerator…
Washington state Dept. of Commerce commits $3M for ‘Innovation Cluster Accelerator’
January, 2022 | Taylor Soper
Washington state’s Department of Commerce today announced an “Innovation Cluster Accelerator” that gives five organizations $550,000…
|04/04/22||GeekWire||Charlotte Schubert||New bill establishes group to recommend policies for blockchain tech in Washington state||https://www.geekwire.com/2022/new-bill-establishes-group-to-recommend-policies-for-blockchain-tech-in-washington-state/||WTIA|
|04/02/22||Cryptheory||crypto mommy||Washington passes bill to accelerate state blockchain adoption||https://cryptheory.org/washington-passes-bill-to-accelerate-state-blockchain-adoption/||WTIA|
|04/01/22||The Daily Hodl||Daily Hodl Staff||US State Approves Blockchain Initiative Amid Rising Crypto Interest From Local Governments Across the Country||https://dailyhodl.com/2022/04/01/us-state-approves-blockchain-initiative-amid-rising-crypto-interest-from-local-governments-across-the-country/||WTIA|
|04/01/22||IT Digest||PR Newswire||WTIA Applauds Signing of Washington State Blockchain Work Group Bill Into Law||https://itdigest.com/information-communications-technology/blockchain/wtia-applauds-signing-of-washington-state-blockchain-work-group-bill-into-law/||WTIA|
|03/31/22||Last Cryptocurrency||Staff||Washington Governor Signs a Bill to Accelerate In-State Blockchain Adoption||https://www.lastcryptocurrency.com/washington-governor-signs-a-bill-to-accelerate-in-state-blockchain-adoption/||WTIA|
|03/31/22||My News 24x7||corres2||Washington State Signs Bill to Study Blockchain Technology||https://mynews24x7.in/washington-state-signs-bill-to-study-blockchain-technology/||WTIA|
|03/31/22||Crypto My Future||Kishore Hore||WTIA Applauds Signing of Washington State Blockchain Work Group Bill Into Law||https://cryptomyfuture.com/wtia-applauds-signing-of-washington-state-blockchain-work-group-bill-into-law/||WTIA|
|03/31/22||San Francisco Tribe||Samuel Nduka||Blockchain Adoption in Washington State Is on the Rise as It Passes Blockchain Bill 5544||https://sanfranciscotribe.com/Home/blockchain-adoption-in-washington-state-is-on-the-rise-as-it-passes-blockchain-bill-5544/||WTIA|
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