Thank you for being part of #BESTFEST16! We had a great time with you and the rest of our inspiring community of cleantech innovators. Our signature event brings together a diverse audience of university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors, and curious individuals who have the common goal of accelerating solutions to environmental challenges.  Read Press Coverage

IMPACT: Oregon BEST Assets

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.  

Oregon BEST Researchers

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

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.

Oregon BEST Labs 

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.   

Partner Directory

This is Cleantech: Technology that's good for the planet


Learn more at thisiscleantech.org

    HEADLINES: Recent News

    • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: SBIR/STTR Coordination Project

      Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 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 includes a project providing a range of services to be delivered to small businesses that apply to Oregon BEST for support.

    • David Kenney Reappointed to National Council

      U.S. Secretary of Commerce reappoints Oregon BEST leader to national advisory council to help expand entrepreneurship and promote U.S. innovation

    • Oregon Smart Home Technology Wins Funding

      Oregon BEST invests $250,000 in IOTAS' smart home technology that benefits both renters and building owners.

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • OMEP Office Hours

      Feb 10 to Dec 31, 2016 |  Read More

      The Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership will be available for half-hour meetings with companies that have questions related to manufacturing.

    • Call for Energy Innovators

      Aug 11 to Sep 30, 2016 |  Read More

      Are you developing building technology to improve energy efficiency? ProspectSV is searching globally for partners to meet significant challenges in two net zero projects. Apply by 9/30/16!

    • WEFTEC

      Sep 24 to Sep 28, 2016 |  Read More

      Join Oregon BEST at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference and the largest annual event for water quality professionals.