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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

    • UO Faculty Position Opening: Design + Integrated Building Systems and Director of the Energy Studies in Building Laboratory

      The Department of Architecture seeks a creative and innovative faculty member for a full-time tenure-track position to teach in the department and direct the Energy Studies in Building Laboratory (ESBL). The position is anticipated to be at the rank of associate professor or professor, appropriate to the successful applicant’s experience. The appointment is anticipated to begin July 2015.

    • Advancing Wood Construction Technology

      Oregon BEST funding teams lumber co. with OSU on cross laminated timber (CLT) manufacturing, a potential big win for NW wood products sector.

    • Oregon BEST is Hiring!

      Oregon BEST is hiring a Nonprofit Accountant/Bookkeeper. Apply by November 4th.

    • 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.

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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • [Em]Powering Grid Resilience Student Innovation Prize

      Oct 01 to Nov 10, 2014 |  Read More

      Submit your solution by November 10! Participants in this innovation competition have the opportunity to compete for $15,000 in prize money, as well as a VIP trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. (February 9-11, 2015).

    • Smart Strategies to Grow Your Business

      Nov 04, 2014 |  Read More

      What are the secrets to growing your company in any economic climate? Come hear these leaders discuss the strategies, processes and secrets that have made them some of the leading fastest growing companies in the state over several years.

    • Gorge Business Accelerator Conference

      Nov 04, 2014 |  Read More

      The Gorge Business Accelerator Conference will feature pitches by Gorge OEN Accelerator Boot Camp 3 Graduates.

    • WiN Expo

      Nov 06, 2014 |  Read More

      Stop by Oregon BEST's table at the Willamette Innovators Expo, and see the incredible things that are being built right here in the Willamette Valley.