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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 200 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 $90 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.  


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

    • SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity

      The U.S. Dept. of Energy has released its fall Phase I SBIR/STTR solicitation, which includes numerous funding opportunities for small technology companies and university researchers in the areas of clean energy and sustainability. Applications will be accepted between November 24, 2014 and February 3, 2015. Oregon BEST provides free SBIR/STTR proposal assistance to qualifying Oregon companies through our SBIR/STTR Support Center.

    • Lucid Energy is Hiring!

      Oregon BEST Company, Lucid Energy, is seeking applicants to fill the position of Director of Engineering.

    • Oregon BEST Company ESS Wins $135K at Seattle Angel Conference

      Energy Storage Systems, won the $135,000 first place prize at the Seattle Angel Conference on Wednesday, beating out five other finalists. The 10-person company helps its customers reduce electricity costs and minimize the impact of power outages by using an iron electrolyte with a patented flow cell design.

    • Building a Commercial Market for Biochar

      Oregon BEST funding advances use of biochar for carbon sequestration, and for applications in ag, forestry and environmental remediation.

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