Oregon BEST Labs

Shared-User Research Facilities

Cutting-edge research requires cutting-edge equipment and the expertise to operate it. Oregon BEST supports a network of nine shared-user research facilities at Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. These multi-million dollar labs offer our industry partners access to research tools, faculty expertise, and workforce development opportunities. The labs help Oregon businesses compete while helping universities grow research and educate graduates.

Long-Term Funding Strategies

By providing both financial and leadership support, Oregon BEST works to ensure that our region has access to advanced research facilities. In addition to direct acquisition of equipment, Oregon BEST is engaged in efforts to develop longer-term funding strategies for our existing lab network and potential future lab partners. These investments advance our mission of economic development through clean technology innovation.