Northwest Aerospace News June | July Issue No. 3 | Page 27

Technology Prospers with Partners How JCATI Helps Echodyne Maximize Their Reach By Bryan Corliss E chodyne is backed by some of the biggest names – and brains – in the tech industry: Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Nathan Myhrvold. That doesn’t mean it’s got unlimited bandwidth. In its earliest days, the Bellevue-based company had fewer than two dozen employees, and there simply wasn’t the capacity to pursue all the potential applications of its bleeding-edge materials science that promises to bring major improvements to radar technology. That’s why Echodyne’s association with the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation has been so important, said Jeff Finan, the company’s vice president for business development. JUNE | JULY 2018 ISSUE NO. 3 27