Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program

Building Tomorrow Today.

From aerospace to IT, online shopping to coffee, Washington state innovations have a global impact. How can we support and grow more industries with the potential to change the world and become economic engines for our communities?

Washington state is leading a multi-year innovation cluster development program to help promising industry sectors assemble the ingredients they need to grow, such as access to capital, the latest research and support for entrepreneurs.

How We Support Clusters


$$$ to support cluster administration and operations




Three-phase cluster strategy and leadership development program


Dedicated cluster expert support.


Networking with global cluster leaders

Two Cluster Programs:

The full ICAP program is currently supporting 9 industry-led innovation clusters in 2022 and will expand the program over the coming decade. The program is supported through Washington state’s EDA Safe Start Grant. The goal of the innovation clusters are to:

  • Drive innovation
  • Overcome barriers
  • Access new market opportunities
  • Attract talent and capital

ICAP Launch, through Washington state’s EDA Statewide Planning Grant, is a pilot program, providing a series of workshops and technical assistance to support the development of industry ecosystems and new and emerging potential innovation clusters in rural and underserved communities in Washington state. 


Stephanie Scott, Program Director