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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
Red List Design Finalists Named05/17/2013
Brewing Electricity from Wastewater05/15/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant helps company test microbial fuel cell that could clean wastewater, generate electricity, and reduce water usage at Widmer Bros. Brewery. More.
Grant Funds Solar-Activated Water Treatment04/17/2013
A floating, solar-activated device that can treat stormwater wins an Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant. More.
CSD Nano: Semi-Finalist at Angel Conference04/15/2013
Grant Funds Innovative Window Coating03/28/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant funds development of new window coating that could save millions on indoor lighting costs. More.