Oregon BEST FEST
Thank you for being part of #BESTFEST16! We had a great time with you and the rest of our inspiring community of cleantech innovators. 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. Read Press Coverage
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more at thisiscleantech.org
Oregon BEST is seeking proposals related to its SBIR/STTR Support Center activities funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The 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 includes a project providing a range of services to be delivered to small businesses that apply to Oregon BEST for support.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce reappoints Oregon BEST leader to national advisory council to help expand entrepreneurship and promote U.S. innovation
Oregon BEST invests $250,000 in IOTAS' smart home technology that benefits both renters and building owners.
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.
Aug 11 to Sep 30, 2016 | Read More
Are you developing building technology to improve energy efficiency? ProspectSV is searching globally for partners to meet significant challenges in two net zero projects. Apply by 9/30/16!
Sep 24 to Sep 28, 2016 | Read More
Join Oregon BEST at WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference and the largest annual event for water quality professionals.