Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Design Contest

October 1 through December 1, 2015: Registration is open to participate in the Oregon CLT Design Contest. We are looking for an innovative, viable building project that will serve as a true demonstration for the aesthetically beautiful and structurally-sound use of cross-laminated timber in Oregon. Learn more about how to access up to $200,000 towards design documentation. This contest is being offered through a partnership between Oregon BEST and the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing & Design.  Learn More


IMPACT: Oregon BEST Assets

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.  

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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.

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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

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

    HEADLINES: Recent News

    • A National First: Cross-Laminated Timber

      D.R. Johnson, an Oregon BEST Company, is now the nation's first producer of structural cross-laminated timber (CLT), massive engineered wood panels that could help NW timber towns. A $200K design competition sponsored by Oregon BEST, OSU, and UO aims to fast-track adoption of CLT.

    • Indow Sees Growth, International Distribution

      Tapping support from Oregon BEST, thermal window insert maker Indow has grown from three people and a prototype in 2010 to 30 employees and 100+ dealers selling products internationally.

    • Oregon BEST Among Winners of SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

      The U.S. Small Business Administration announced 80 winners of the second annual Growth Accelerator Fund Competition with $4.4 million in prizes. Accelerators serve entrepreneurs in a broad set of industries and sectors – from manufacturing and tech startups to farming and biotech.

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • Apply to the ARPA-E Technology Showcase

      Sep 20 to Dec 11, 2015 |  Read More

      Is your organization developing a transformational energy technology? Apply by December 11, 2015 to showcase your technology at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

    • Apply to the ARPA-E Student Program

      Sep 22 to Dec 04, 2015 |  Read More

      Are you pursuing a career in the energy sector? Apply by December 4, 2015 to participate in the Student Program at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

    • SXSW Eco

      Oct 05 to Oct 07, 2015 |  Read More

      SXSW Eco creates a space for business leaders, investors, innovators and designers to drive economic, environmental and social change.