Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Design Contest

October 1 through December 1, 2015: Registration is open to participate in the Oregon CLT Design Contest. We are looking for an innovative, viable building project that will serve as a true demonstration for the aesthetically beautiful and structurally-sound use of cross-laminated timber in Oregon. Learn more about how to access up to $200,000 towards design documentation. This contest is being offered through a partnership between Oregon BEST and the National Center for Advanced Wood Products Manufacturing & Design.  Learn More


IMPACT: Oregon BEST Assets

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.  

Oregon BEST 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.

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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

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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    • Transactive Energy Systems: Call for Papers

      Oct 27, 2015 to Jan 31, 2016 |  Read More

      Present your work at the 2016 International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy! Abstracts for papers are being sought to address transactive energy methods and systems in the electric grid, buildings and facilities, and grid integration.

    • EV Roadmap Call for Proposals

      Oct 27, 2015 to Jan 08, 2016 |  Read More

      The EV Roadmap Conference is particularly interested in leading developments, case studies, and emerging questions that will shape the frontiers of transportation electrification over the coming decade. Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, January 8, 2016.

    • WEFTEC 2016 Call for Abstracts

      Nov 01 to Dec 01, 2015 |  Read More

      Be a part of the world's largest annual water quality event. Submit your abstract by December 1, 2015.