Access to Funding

Accelerating Research and Leveraging Resources

Oregon BEST connects Oregon businesses and university researchers with funding and support to accelerate clean technology research and move new products to market. Our strategic investments leverage additional federal, foundation, and industry funding. We also link Oregon entrepreneurs and our Member Researchers to external funding opportunities from government and private sources. Funding opportunities include:

University Research Funding
We work with researchers at Oregon universities to take innovative cleantech research to the next level. Participating universities include the Oregon Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. 

Early-Stage Investments
Oregon BEST provides access to early-stage investments that catalyze cleantech innovations into thriving businesses. These investments are designed to bridge the gap between traditional research and development (R&D) funding and private investment.

Access to Investors
Oregon BEST provides assistance in winning investments from private funding sources. We have longstanding relationships with angel, strategic, and venture cleantech investors — and we're continuously expanding this network.

SBIR/STTR Support
Oregon BEST offers no-cost assistance to small businesses applying to the federal SBIR/STTR programs for research and development funding.

Other Cleantech Funding Sources
Our listing of federal, state, and private funding available to support research and commercialization.

Startup Support

Oregon BEST also offers a suite of other resources—from research expertise to management consulting—to help startups succeed.

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