The Readiness Acceleration and Innovation Network


RAIN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit life science innovation hub in downtown Tacoma, WA growing local companies, talent and jobs. We serve as the collaborative, boundary-crossing environment necessary to spark innovation and help startups overcome the unique challenges they face in this domain by providing direct access to the people and resources needed to succeed.



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Supported by SBA

RAIN is proudly supported by the United States Small Business Administration. The SBA recognizes that small business is critical to our economic strength, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.  

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Be Boundless in Our Lab

RAIN has UW professors in our labs with close collaborations on projects. We also hosts many UW Tacoma students with other collegiate and high school students on many ongoing products.

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Partnering in Research

The MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation is a nationally renowned institution that conducts clinical trials and a wide array of medical research. RAIN helps to develop the workforce, attract sophisticated research talent, and grow a garden of life science innovation around the MultiCare Health System in Tacoma.