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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 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.
A design competition to recognize student work that displays sustainable design at the highest level. Presented by AIA COTE + ACSA. Register by December 3, 2014.
Oregon BEST, ONAMI Team Up to Help Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Startup Onboard Dynamics Secure $3M from ARPA-E
Interested in presenting at the Second International Conference and Workshop on Transactive Energy in December? Abstracts for papers are being sought to address transactive energy methods and systems in the electric grid, buildings and facilities and in grid integration.
Oregon BEST funds additional testing of floating technology in Oregon BEST's new outdoor green stormwater research lab
Oct 02, 2014 | Read More
October 3, 2014, or the first Friday in October, marks the third annual National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).
Oct 07, 2014 | Read More
The Green Drinks theme for October is Cleantech!
Oct 16, 2014 | Read More
Join us to celebrate the completion of the new River Hydraulics Research Facility located at the OSU Hinsdale Wave Research Laboratory. Learn about capabilities of this new facility and enjoy the barbecue!
Oct 16, 2014 | Read More
Join us for a tour and demonstration of the completed project! Learn about this exciting partnership project to enhance water quality, provide long term research, and support stormwater and water quality education and outreach.