About Us

Growing Cleantech Innovation

Oregon BEST nurtures clean technology innovation by transforming new ideas, research, and products into green collar jobs, greater sustainability, and economic prosperity for Oregon. We were founded in 2007 as the Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center, Inc (Oregon BEST) – an independent nonprofit.  We provide leadership and leverage our expertise, resources, and relationships to achieve impact beyond our scale.

The research, projects, and startups we support power a cycle of:

  • Job creation
  • Cleantech industry growth
  • Increased private investment 
  • Stronger university research
  • Opportunities for Oregon students
  • Workforce development
  • Increased state revenue

Read about our cleantech Research Areas of Interest and Research Focus areas

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Mission & Strategies
Where we’re headed, how we're getting there

Our Team
Staff & Leadership

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