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Oregon BEST is harnessing the power of new ideas, cutting-edge research
and collaboration to create prosperity for Oregon and the region. Our investments put us at the nexus of clean technology innovation that is changing our state and
the world.  Learn More

IMPACT: Oregon BEST Assets

The BEST Minds are at Work in Oregon Universities

More than 300 Oregon BEST Member Faculty are working to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. 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.  

Oregon BEST Researchers

Cleantech Research Drives Green-Collar Jobs

Our nine Oregon BEST Labs are creating the products of the future. Our 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.

Oregon BEST Labs 

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.   

Oregon BEST Companies

Two Days. 400 People. Countless Big Ideas.

Every September, the cleantech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST. As the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference, the event attracts hundreds of university researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and others. They convene to envision, build, and accelerate solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity throughout Oregon.  

Oregon BEST FEST

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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    HEADLINES: Recent News

    • New Tool Speeds Adoption of Green Roofs

      Oregon BEST support helps PSU researchers develop unique modeling tool that Columbia Green is using to advance green roof adoption in U.S.

    • Oregon BEST Helping Boost Battery Life by 3X

      Oregon BEST funds are helping NRGindependence collaborate with OSU engineers to advance a chemical treatment that could extend the life of redox flow battery cores by as much as three times.

    • Energy Trust of Oregon Renewable Energy Funding Opportunities

      Energy Trust is accepting proposals and applications for incentive funds for renewable energy projects, proposed to be located in, or to deliver power to, Portland General Electric or Pacific Power service territories in Oregon.

    • SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

      The U.S. Dept. of Energy's Phase I SBIR/STTR solicitation includes funding opportunities for small companies and university researchers in clean energy and sustainability. Oregon BEST provides free SBIR/STTR proposal assistance to qualifying Oregon companies. Applications due Feb. 3.

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • Submit your innovation to TechConnect Innovation Showcase and Accelerator Program

      Nov 01, 2014 to Jan 30, 2015 |  Read More

      Don’t miss this opportunity to place your technology, your company, or your agency’s awardee portfolio into the TechConnect Innovation Showcase and Accelerator program to be matched with the world’s largest gathering of potential investment and corporate partners. Deadline: January 30, 2015

    • Apply to the 2015 Willamette Angel Conference

      Nov 01, 2014 to Feb 28, 2015 |  Read More

      The 2015 Willamette Angel Conference is seeking the next great early stage investable companies from anywhere in Oregon. WAC is now accepting applications through Feb. 14 ($95 early bird deadline) or Feb. 28 ($125 regular deadline).

    • Apply to the Spring 2015 Angel Oregon Investment Program

      Dec 01, 2014 to Jan 28, 2015 |  Read More

      Got a great idea? Apply by January 28, 2015 to help it take flight. Since 2005, 551 companies have applied to compete at Angel Oregon, and 89 were selected to present.

    • EV Roadmap 8 Call for Proposals

      Dec 02, 2014 to Jan 30, 2015 |  Read More

      The EV Roadmap Conference is particularly interested in leading developments, case studies, and emerging questions that will shape the frontiers of transportation electrification over the coming decade. Submit a case study, speaker or breakout session proposal by Friday, January 30 to help shape the program.