Global Impact, One Startup at a Time

Oregon BEST funds and supports cleantech startups across Oregon. We help businesses get off the ground while developing promising new technologies that benefit both the economy and the environment. Oregon's innovations save resources and create jobs, making our state more sustainable and resilient. When innovators thrive, Oregon thrives. Oregon BEST is supported by the Oregon Innovation Council and Business Oregon.


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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.

Oregon BEST FEST

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's good for the planet

 

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    HEADLINES: Recent News

    • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: SBIR/STTR Training Project

      Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the Small Business Administration and in part by Oregon BEST. The overall 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 is specific to a project to deliver a series of grant writing workshops to a selected cohort of companies that are preparing to submit SBIR/STTR proposals.

    • REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: SBIR/STTR Grant Writing Assistance Project

      Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the Small Business Administration and in part by Oregon BEST. The overall 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 is specific to a project to deliver hands-on grant writing assistance to individual companies preparing SBIR/STTR proposals.

    • New Energy-Saving Technology Wins NSF Grant

      Cleantech startup Ampere Scientific wins SBIR grant from NSF for technology that saves energy and reduces waste in specialty metals industry.

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • Apply to the Willamette Angel Conference!

      Jan 10 to Feb 24, 2017 |  Read More

      Angel Investors from Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley are raising a minimum investment prize of $250,000. Apply by 2/24 to compete!

    • ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

      Feb 27 to Mar 1, 2017 |  Read More

      The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is an annual conference and technology showcase that brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America’s energy challenges in new and innovative ways.

    • Mass Timber Conference

      Mar 28 to Mar 30, 2017 |  Read More

      A lineup of expert speakers from around the world will address how we can advance cross-laminated timber and the mass timber industry, and how we can increase the use of wood in mid-rise and tall buildings across the world.

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