Centered on a theme of clean, energy efficient IT and datacenter technologies, the Pullman Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) Clean Technology Center of Excellence serves as a collocation facility for emerging clean technology companies that conduct collaborative research and pilot demonstration projects with universities, national labs and non-profit organizations. The Pullman IPZ is creating a focused clean technology cluster to which related companies and industries will gravitate. This Center of Excellence provides research, training and testing facilities, as well as high performance computing assets and services to advance the State of Washington's goals of sustainability and clean technology job growth.Click to download IPZ Brochure
Innovation Partnership Zone Founding Partners
The Pullman Innovation Partnership Zone was founded by the Green IT Alliance and the partners listed below, in response to Washington State Senate Bill 1091. The Pullman IPZ features shared research facilities, pilot demonstration projects, joint appointments with universities and labs, a training center and several ongoing programs to serve the emerging clean technology industry and stimulate innovation and economic development in the region. Pullman IPZ programs, managed through the Green IT Alliance, include a scholarship and internship program, an entrepreneurial and commercialization program, and a research and implementation program. These programs are administered by dedicated steering committees comprised of representatives from the Green IT Alliance, private industry, Washington State University and other IPZ partners. In summary, the goal of this partnership among research, commercialization and training is to work in concert to perform collaborative research, promote successful commercialization, and provide the training necessary to support industry adoption of new technologies.
The Port of Whitman County
The Port of Whitman County is an active economic development organization serving Whitman County. The Port has been instrumental in the early implementation, planning and assessment of the proposed Green IT Alliance and the formation of the IPZ. Our continued involvement in the GITA organization is critical to early success, continued funding support and the establishment of the Clean Technology Center of Excellence.
SprayCool was founded in 1988 and has nearly a 20 year history of providing high performance thermal solutions for government and commercial applications. The recently introduced M-Series product provides a major opportunity for improving energy consumption of server farms in data centers while SprayCool’s embedded systems are ideal for tactical military systems.
Washington State University
Washington State University (WSU) is ideally located near the Clean Technology Center of Excellence in Pullman, Washington. WSU has extensive related experience in energy and environmental disciplines and the partnership draws on the College of Engineering and Architecture. The University has a major thrust towards sustainability that complements the goals and research objectives of the partnership zone. In addition, WSU works closely with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and is developing a stronger focus on computer science.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a leading Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory and a recognized global leader in information analytics and computer sciences. The Energy Smart Data Center Program and the Smart Grid work at PNNL make the organization an ideal partner for pursuing joint research projects, developing grid computing capabilities and engaging other potential organizations for clean technology development.