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AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CATALYST
Strategic investments by Oregon BEST attract millions of dollars of outside research funding to the state. The investments create dividends through accelerated research and public-private partnerships that enable on-the-ground business opportunities for citizens throughout Oregon.
Since the Oregon Legislature established Oregon BEST in 2007, our 220+ Member Faculty have brought more than $83 million in research revenue to our state.
And the companies that receive our Commercialization Grants use this funding to leverage additional investment, expand operations, and create new cleantech jobs.
By connecting businesses with our statewide network of university researchers and shared-user research facilities, and with our growing mix of programs, we foster public-private collaborations that spark cleantech economic growth and boost Oregon’s tripple bottom line.
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For a list of Oregon's university-developed technologies currently available for commercialization, go to ICOregon.net. See also the University of Oregon's Integrative Science website, Oregon State University's Partnering With Industry website, Portland State University's Innovation & Intellectural Property website, and the Oregon Institute of Technology's Office of Strategic Partnerships website.
OREGON BEST IN THE NEWS
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.
$15K Red List Design Winners Announced09/11/2013
A ready-mix earthen flooring made in Portland and a cellulose insulation developed by a UO student take top honors in the Oregon BEST Red List Design Challenge. More.