Oregon BEST FEST 2016

Thursday, September 8th – Friday, September 9th | Portland, Oregon

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.  Connect

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.   

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This is Cleantech: Technology that is good for the planet

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    • 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.

    • Apply to the SXSW Eco Startup Showcase

      May 1 to Jun 24, 2016 |  Read More

      The SXSW Eco Startup Showcase celebrates the early-stage companies that are set to change the world. Apply by June 24, 2016!

    • Intel Outside

      Jun 01, 2016 |  Read More

      A Portland community effort to connect former Intel employees with opportunities in startups and tech companies.