Oregon BEST FEST 2014
Monday, September 15th – Tuesday, September 16th | Portland, Oregon
Oregon BEST FEST convenes university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and others to envision, build, and accelerate solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon. The two-day, hands-on gathering in Portland, Oregon focuses on collaborative research, development, and commercialization of clean technologies. Register
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.
Cleantech Research Drives Green-Collar Jobs
Our seven 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.
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.
Two Days. 300 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.
Oregon BEST funds additional testing of floating technology in Oregon BEST's new outdoor green stormwater research lab
Oregon BEST is hiring an Executive/Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR).
Oregon BEST Company M3 Wave will deploy a prototype of its seafloor energy generation device off the Oregon Coast. Watch video.
After a year as entrepreneur-in-residence for Oregon BEST, Chris Ulum joins startup Building Energy, Inc. as president.
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The Northwest's Premier Cleantech Innovation Conference! Oregon BEST FEST convenes university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and others to envision, build, and accelerate solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon.
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