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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
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.