The Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation (JCATI) was established in 2012 to support the aerospace industry in Washington State by: 

  • pursuing joint industry-university research in new technologies that are relevant to aerospace firms; 
  • providing aerospace industry-focused research opportunities for engineering and computer science students at the University of Washington, Washington State University, and  Washington’s other public four-year institutions of higher education, through assisting the development of internship programs and undergraduate and graduate student research opportunities that give students hands-on experience with aerospace firms; 
  • and in concert with aerospace firms and aerospace industry associations, identifying research needs and opportunities for technology transfer that benefit the State’s aerospace industry.

Since 2012, JCATI has awarded over $12.77 million and supported 153 aerospace technology projects involving the Washington State aerospace industry.

Legislative Support

JCATI was reauthorized during the 2019-20 legislative session:  Bill as passed

We would like to thank the bill sponsors:

  • Sen. Mark Mullet D-5th District
  • Sen. Keith Wagoner R-39th District
  • Former Sen. Dean Takko D-19th District
  • Sen. Claire Wilson D-30th District
  • Sen. Lynda Wilson R-17th District
  • Sen. Emily Randall D-26th District
  • Sen. Steve Conway D-29th District
  • Sen. Derek Stanford D-1st District
  • Sen. Reuven Carlyle D-36th District
  • Rep. Jared Mead D-44th District
  • Former Rep. Christine Kilduff D-28th District
  • Rep. Mari Leavitt D-28th District
  • Rep. Matt Boehnke R-8th District