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Oregon BEST's Mission:
We are the nexus for clean technology innovation.
We build capability, convene collaborations, and accelerate the solutions
to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon.
A CLEANTECH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ENGINE FOR OREGON
An independent, nonprofit established by the Oregon Legislature, Oregon BEST builds on Oregon’s reputation as an international leader in cleantech innovation. We help Oregon companies, universities, and students succeed by connecting industry, entrepreneurs, and investors to our:
Connecting Oregon industry to university research teams adds value and enhances competitiveness for Oregon firms, boosts state revenues, grows and improves university research, and helps Oregon recruit new cleantech companies.
Oregon BEST helps attract research dollars to Oregon universities by strategically investing in key research projects and facilities that can attract additional research revenue and create economic impact.
Download our brochure insert sheets that contain more detailed information on a range of topics:
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Shared-User Research Facilities
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Commercialization Program
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Faculty Expertise - Building Science
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Success Story: Indow Windows
- Brochure Insert: Oregon BEST Success Story: Tau Science
HISTORY AND FOUNDING UNIVERSITIES
Oregon BEST was established as an independent, nonprofit organization in 2007 as part of the Oregon Innovation Council’s legislative recommendations. Initial funding came from the Oregon Legislature, with additional support from the Oregon University System and the Meyer Memorial Trust. Oregon BEST is funded in part with Oregon State Lottery Funds administered by the Oregon Business Development Department. Our partner universities include the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon.
OREGON BEST IN THE NEWS
Meet Our New Outreach & Engagement Mgr.12/03/2013
Gwenyth Barrow hired to help the regional cleantech community engage with Oregon BEST. More.
Meet our Four New Board Members11/26/2013
Oregon BEST adds Board members from industry, academia, and a national lab to leadership team. More.
Window Insert Maker Gets a Boost11/13/2013
Portland startup Indow Windows is getting a sales boost from paleo dieters who like to sleep in the dark. Read the Businessweek article.
Low-Energy Desalination System Advances10/31/2013
Oregon BEST grant helps startup team with OSU to advance desalination technology that could stem global water shortages. More.
Cutting Data Room Cooling Costs by 70%09/26/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant helps Oregon co. partner with City of Gresham, OSU, PDC to test new cooling system. More.