A newly formed, grant-funded initiative with the mission to make Washington state and the Mountain Northwest a magnet for Bioscience.
What is an innovation cluster?
A formalized, corporate industry-led, member-based initiative that includes partners from five economic segments.
Partners work together to drive innovation, overcome barriers, access new market opportunities, and attract talent and capital via an agreed-upon portfolio of projects.
Become A Member
All membership levels receive these benefits:
- Access to the cluster project portfolio
- Cluster technical assistance
- Cross-disciplinary networking within a broader ecosystem
- National and global cluster promotion
- Accelerated economic development
- Issue advocacy
- Improved organizational business climate
Unlike ecosystems, innovation clusters are structured and intentional in their growth. The payoff for developing a cluster can be very large.Katrina RogersCEO
The added industry and community values include efficient access to specialized industry resources, improved use of best practices, regional performance comparisons leading to improvement incentive and strategic differentiation, de-risking innovation to solve problems or address unmet needs, easy access to researchers and innovation infrastructure, and commercialization opportunities for new technology, new or expanded lines of businesses, and disruptive ideas.
I’m thrilled to be part of the inaugural Board of Directors for Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster. The region is rich with the key elements so important to global biotechnology companies – educated workforce, lower cost of living and real estate, multiple universities with robust science and engineering programs and government support with funding. The timing of the grant with what is happening regionally and globally makes for a great environment for this cluster to thrive.Mary WaissFounder & Board Member at Precision Image Analysis
Contract services across the region has been identified as a gap and Evergreen Bio can lead the economic advantage of local supply chain sourcing for pharmaceutical and medical device contract services companies.Stacia RasmussenLife Sciences Spokane Business Dev. Manager at Greater Spokane, Inc.
We will have the opportunity to catapult our community into one of the leaders in life science services. A developed supply chain keeps local pharmaceutical and healthcare companies’ dollars within the local economy rather than sourcing products elsewhere.
Spokane has the advanced manufacturing pedigree that easily translates to developing and manufacturing bioscience medicines, medical devices and other technologies targeted in the bill.Andy JohnstonPresident & Principal at Johnston Engineering
With the right project innovation center, education, organization, and leadership, we can and will make Spokane a leader in developing new bioscience medicines and technology!
Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster addresses fundamental and far-reaching issues, including talent development and supply-chain, that affect the life-science industry. As a member of the academic community, I am delighted to support Evergreen Bio in leading a regional effort that will increase talent development, encourage entrepreneurship and drive greater academic/industry partnerships.Michaele Armstrong, PhD, MBAAssociate Director & Co-Founder at SP3NW
Evergreen Bio is in the right place at the right time to make the Mountain Northwest a biomanufacturing and biotech R&D hub. Both state and federal government are strongly supporting advanced biomanufacturing, and both seek to establish US-based medical device, pharmaceutical, and cell therapy supply chain capabilities.Glenn Prestwich, PhDScience & Innovation Advisor at HTL Biotechnology
It is an honor to be a part of EBIC. I’m excited to grow biotech in the PNW.Shane Needham, PhDCEO, President, & Co-Founder at Veloxity Labs, LLC
At Greater Spokane Inc., we are always working to have great jobs for the people in our community, while encouraging investment in the community. Evergreen Biosciences is leading the way to create those opportunities in the life science sector. We are excited about being part of this exceptional team effort.Gary Ballew, CEcDVice President of Economic Development at Greater Spokane
To continue to grow the health and life sciences in our region, we all need our oars in the water pulling together,” said Susan Ashe, HSSA Executive Director. “Evergreen Bioscience will become a major advocate for this industry to grow here, along with HSSA’s continued financial support in providing matching research grants, along with Evergreen’s services and we will work together to ensure this.Susan A. AsheHSSA Executive Director
I am honored to the join the Board of Directors at Evergreen Bioscience Innovation Cluster. Our region is full of opportunity for bioscience businesses, and it's thrilling to be a part of it. This important work brings with it prosperity and improved health in the inland northwest.Erin Williams HueterExecutive Director at HSSA Spokane