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News Releases and Media Coverage

  • New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

    Apr 17, 2014

    Oregon BEST teams with BPA to launch academic energy prize program that helps students prepare for careers while innovating energy grid solutions.

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  • Semi-autonomous "Smart" EV for Specialty Ag

    Apr 17, 2014

    Oregon BEST funds are helping a startup team with Oregon Tech students to design and build an electric ATV for use in vineyards and orchards.

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  • Job Opportunity: Program Director, Solar 4R Schools

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) believes education plays a critical role in securing a clean energy, low-carbon future. Solar 4R Schools is a STEM based program that empowers K-12...

    Categories: Job Opportunities , Solar

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  • Nontoxic Battery Slashes Energy Storage Costs

    Apr 10, 2014

    Oregon BEST funding helps secure $2.1M ARPA-E grant for startup developing a nontoxic flow battery that slashes energy storage costs by 90 percent.

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  • Innovating a Better Battery Pack for EVs

    Apr 03, 2014

    Oregon BEST funds are helping electric vehicle maker Arcimoto team with Oregon Tech on a battery pack that could lead to cheaper, longer-life batteries.

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  • Helping Test a UAS for Precision Ag, Forestry

    Mar 19, 2014

    Commercialization funds from Oregon BEST and the PDC are helping Oregon startup HoneyComb Corp. work with OSU researchers to test a UAS that helps farmers and foresters.

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  • Wave Energy Startup in National Spotlight

    Mar 11, 2014

    Oregon BEST Company M3 Wave garnered attention at the ARPA-E Innovation Summit in Washington, DC for its innovative, ocean floor approach to harvesting wave energy.

    Categories: Grantees , Home Page News

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  • New Soil Sensor Could Reduce Fertilizer Use

    Mar 06, 2014

    Oregon BEST funding is helping a UO startup test a wireless sensor that detects nitrates in soils and could cut fertilizer use by 30 percent while reducing pollutants in runoff.

    Categories: Grantees , Success Stories , Agriculture & Forestry

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  • Job Opportunity: STEM Hub Directory

    Feb 19, 2014

    Oregon Tech is a convener of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership, and currently recruiting for a STEM Hub Director. Screening of applications will start on February 24th!

    Categories: Job Opportunities

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  • Oregon BEST Named 2014 Company to Watch

    Feb 13, 2014

    Oregon BEST has been named one of 17 "Companies to Watch" in 2014 by Sustainable Business Oregon. Columbia Green Technologies, an Oregon BEST Company, also made the list.

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