Global Impact, One Startup at a Time
Oregon BEST funds and supports cleantech startups across Oregon. We help businesses get off the ground while developing promising new technologies that benefit both the economy and the environment. Oregon's innovations save resources and create jobs, making our state more sustainable and resilient. When innovators thrive, Oregon thrives. Oregon BEST is supported by the Oregon Innovation Council and Business Oregon.
Two Days. 400 People. Countless Big Ideas.
Every September, the cleantech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST, the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference. This two-day, hands-on gathering harnesses Oregon’s spirit of innovation in sustainability to improve the world’s ability to live, work, and build in healthier and more sustainable ways.
The BEST Minds are at Work in Oregon Universities
More than 250 Oregon BEST Member Faculty are working to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. By collaborating with students and Oregon businesses, they have attracted more than $135 million in research funding for clean technologies in areas ranging from energy to shelter to agriculture.
These Startups Are Changing the World
Tapping the sun to purify wastewater. Saving energy with affordable window inserts. These are just two of the groundbreaking products Oregon BEST commercialization funds have supported through our work with small Oregon businesses and university researchers.
Cleantech Research Drives Green-Collar Jobs
Our nine Oregon BEST Labs are creating the products of the future. These multi-million dollar, university-based labs and test facilities offer our partners access to the research tools, faculty expertise, and future employees they need to create innovative cleantech products.
Collaboration Sparks Ideas and Opportunities
Oregon BEST brings people together to connect and innovate. We nurture a broad-based network of partners that include our Member Faculty, entrepreneurs, startups, businesses of all sizes, industry groups, strategic and venture investors, and many like-minded organizations. Working together we have impact beyond our scale.
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Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the Small Business Administration and in part by Oregon BEST. The overall program provides consulting, grant writing and administrative assistance to small businesses in Oregon that are seeking funding from federal agencies under their SBIR/STTR programs. This RFP is specific to a project to deliver a series of grant writing workshops to a selected cohort of companies that are preparing to submit SBIR/STTR proposals.
Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the Small Business Administration and in part by Oregon BEST. The overall program provides consulting, grant writing and administrative assistance to small businesses in Oregon that are seeking funding from federal agencies under their SBIR/STTR programs. This RFP is specific to a project to deliver hands-on grant writing assistance to individual companies preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.
Cleantech startup Ampere Scientific wins SBIR grant from NSF for technology that saves energy and reduces waste in specialty metals industry.
Feb 17 to Mar 15, 2017 | Read More
Spotlight your clean technology innovation, program or initiative at the premier one-day cleantech business conference. Apply by March 15!
Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2017 | Read More
The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.
Mar 28 to Mar 30, 2017 | Read More
A lineup of expert speakers from around the world will address how we can advance cross-laminated timber and the mass timber industry, and how we can increase the use of wood in mid-rise and tall buildings across the world.