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Oregon BEST is harnessing the power of new ideas, cutting-edge research
and collaboration to create prosperity for Oregon and the region. Our investments put us at the nexus of clean technology innovation that is changing our state and
the world.  Learn More

IMPACT: Oregon BEST Assets

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.  

Oregon BEST Researchers

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.

Oregon BEST Labs 

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

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.  

Oregon BEST FEST

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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    HEADLINES: Recent News

    • Clean Edge is Hiring!

      Clean Edge, Inc. is looking for two highly motivated, experienced professionals to join our team. Ideal candidates will have a deep understanding of the cleantech industry, a desire to drive our firm’s ongoing expansion, and the skillsets required to achieve results.

    • Two New Oregon BEST Labs Focus on Water

      Labs offer water-related expertise and research tools to help companies working on everything from flood control and dam removal to stormwater cleanup.

    • OHSU and University of Portland Introduce Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate

      This highly regarded interdisciplinary program is particularly suited to those with backgrounds in science, engineering, or business with an interest in developing new businesses or products from technology-based intellectual property. Application deadline: November 26, 2014.

    • U.S. Secretary of Commerce Names David Kenney to National Advisory Council

      U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announces that David Kenney, president and executive director of Oregon BEST, has been selected to serve on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE).

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • Oregon Wood Solutions Fair

      Oct 23, 2014 |  Read More

      Wood Solutions Fairs are free, multi-faceted, day-long educational events on the use of wood in non-residential and multi-family buildings. Attendees can earn up to 6 AIA/CES LUs (HSW) or PDH credits (one per attended seminar). AIA/CES forms and professional development certificates will be available on site.

    • Changing Climate: Adapting to New Regulations

      Oct 24, 2014 |  Read More

      The CUB Policy Center, in partnership with the University of Oregon School of Law, is pleased to announce its third annual policy conference: Changing Climate: Adapting to New Regulations.

    • NREL Industry Growth Forum

      Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2014 |  Read More

      The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) 27th Annual Industry Growth Forum will feature presentations from 30 emerging clean energy companies, provocative panels led by thought leaders, one-on-one meetings, and organized networking opportunities.