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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.  


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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    CONNECTIONS: Upcoming Events

    • Willamette Angel Conference

      May 08, 2014 | Register Online

      The Willamette Angel Conference is an annual investor conference committed to building a strong economy through support of entrepreneurial ventures in Oregon. WAC increases the amount of seed capital and angel funds available in the Willamette Valley by connecting early stage and seed businesses with angel and venture investors.

    • Cleantech Open Accelerator Kickoff with Cylvia Hayes and Oregon BEST

      May 08, 2014 | Register Online

      Come join participants, alumni and the supporting cast of the Cleantech Open business accelerator and Oregon BEST, as Cylvia Hayes shares what she and the State of Oregon have been doing to support cleantech industries.

    • Living Future unConference

      May 21, 2014 | Register Online

      The annual conference of the International Living Future Institute, the Living Future unConference is focused on the theme of Beauty & Inspiration.

    • WCTA Clean Technology Showcase

      Jun 23, 2014 | Register Online

      The Washington Clean Technology Alliance presents the inaugural Clean Technology Showcase on June 23, 2014 at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. This is a one-day event to network, learn and invest. Attendees will include WCTA members, clean tech executives, researchers, elected officials, policy makers and media. Apply by May 1st to showcase your work!