Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Design Contest
October 1 through December 1, 2015: Registration is open to participate in the Oregon CLT Design Contest. We are looking for an innovative, viable building project that will serve as a true demonstration for the aesthetically beautiful and structurally-sound use of cross-laminated timber in Oregon. Learn more about how to access up to $200,000 towards design documentation. This contest is being offered through a partnership between Oregon BEST and the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing & Design. Learn More
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.
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.
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.
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.
D.R. Johnson, an Oregon BEST Company, is now the nation's first producer of structural cross-laminated timber (CLT), massive engineered wood panels that could help NW timber towns. A $200K design competition sponsored by Oregon BEST, OSU, and UO aims to fast-track adoption of CLT.
Tapping support from Oregon BEST, thermal window insert maker Indow has grown from three people and a prototype in 2010 to 30 employees and 100+ dealers selling products internationally.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition with $4.4 million in prizes. Accelerators serve entrepreneurs in a broad set of industries and sectors – from manufacturing and tech startups to farming and biotech.
Sep 20 to Dec 11, 2015 | Read More
Is your organization developing a transformational energy technology? Apply by December 11, 2015 to showcase your technology at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
Sep 22 to Dec 04, 2015 | Read More
Are you pursuing a career in the energy sector? Apply by December 4, 2015 to participate in the Student Program at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.
Oct 05 to Oct 07, 2015 | Read More
SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.