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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. 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

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 

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. The Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference attracts hundreds of university researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and more. 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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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • PSU Cleantech Challenge

      Mar 01 to May 08, 2015 |  Read More

      Do you have an inspired solution to one of today's most pressing environmental problems? Take your concept from idea to reality with the 2015 PSU Cleantech Challenge presented by Wells Fargo. Now open to all Portland-area colleges and universities!

    • Oregon’s Energy Future Conference

      Apr 16, 2015 |  Read More

      Oregon’s signature clean energy event brings together members of the energy industry, energy policy and economic development leaders, project hosts, and users of energy services. Oregon BEST members receive a $25 discount: Use Discount Code “OREF15”

    • Green Transportation Summit & Expo

      Apr 21 to Apr 22, 2015 |  Read More

      The Pacific Northwest's largest alternative fuels transportation summit and expo.

    • OEN's Angel Oregon Showcase

      Apr 22, 2015 |  Read More

      Got a great idea? OEN wants to help it take flight.

    • Oregon TECH Talks

      May 02, 2015 |  Read More

      This exciting, FREE, TED Talks style seminar presents speakers in the fields of Technology, Engineering, Creativity, and Health, to speak about exciting current innovations, and their vision of 2020 in the Pacific Northwest.

    • Willamette Angel Conference

      May 13, 2015 |  Read More

      The Willamette Angel Conference is an annual investor conference committed to building a strong economy through support of entrepreneurial ventures in Oregon. WAC increases the amount of seed capital and angel funds available in the Willamette Valley by connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors.