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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
The BEST Minds are at Work in Oregon Universities
More than 300 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.
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.
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. 400 People. Countless Big Ideas.
Every September, the cleantech community gathers for Oregon BEST FEST. The Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech innovation conference attracts hundreds of university researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, and more. 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.
Federal STTR grant will advance technology being tested at Portland brewery that treats wastewater while generating electricity
Last week, the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative launched the largest-of-its-kind, 60-day online hackathon to quickly build prototype solutions and products that address barriers to greater solar energy deployment and drive down the costs of solar energy.
Steve Morris, executive director of the Oregon Technology Business Center (OTBC), a Portland startup incubator, joins Oregon BEST as newest entrepreneur-in-residence.
Oregon BEST support helps PSU researchers develop unique modeling tool that Columbia Green is using to advance green roof adoption in U.S.
Nov 01, 2014 to Feb 28, 2015 | Read More
The 2015 Willamette Angel Conference is seeking the next great early stage investable companies from anywhere in Oregon. WAC is now accepting applications through Feb. 14 ($95 early bird deadline) or Feb. 28 ($125 regular deadline).
Feb 01 to Mar 20, 2015 | Read More
This exciting, FREE, TED Talks style seminar invites speakers in the fields of Technology, Engineering, Creativity, and Health, to speak about exciting current innovations, and their vision of 2020 in the Pacific Northwest.
Feb 25 to Mar 13, 2015 | Read More
Learn how to compete for SBIR/STTR funding at this workshop, offered six times at different locations around the state.