Oregon BEST FEST 2014
Monday, September 15th – Tuesday, September 16th | Portland, Oregon
Oregon BEST FEST convenes university researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and others to envision, build, and accelerate solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon. The two-day, hands-on gathering in Portland, Oregon focuses on collaborative research, development, and commercialization of clean technologies. Register
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Chandra Brown (pictured, left), U.S. Deputy Asst. Secretary of Commerce, and Cheryl Martin, Acting Director of ARPA-E, will deliver keynote addresses at Oregon BEST FEST on Sept. 15-16.
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The country's leading educational program for stormwater professionals. This year's StormCon will take place in Portland!
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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.
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