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News Releases and Media Coverage

  • Oregon BEST FEST Names Headliners

    Jul 15, 2014

    Chandra Brown (pictured, left), U.S. Deputy Asst. Secretary of Commerce, and Cheryl Martin, Acting Director of ARPA-E, will deliver keynote addresses at Oregon BEST FEST on Sept. 15-16.

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  • Using Waste Biochar to Clean Stormwater

    Jul 09, 2014

    Oregon BEST helps company develop filter mix that uses waste biochar from lumber mills to clean stormwater, at 60 percent lower cost.

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  • Saving Energy in Start-and-Stop Vehicles

    Jun 30, 2014

    Oregon BEST helps company advance electric-hydraulic motor that could cut energy use by 40 percent in vehicles like forklifts and garbage trucks.

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  • Oregon BEST Companies Awarded Seed Funding

    Jun 11, 2014

    Portland Seed Fund invests in Oregon BEST Companies HoneyComb Corp. and Energy Storage Systems in latest funding round.

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  • Applications for the Startup PDX Challenge will open May 20 to June 23, 2014

    May 15, 2014

    Startup PDX Challenge is an annual competition designed to connect startups to Portland’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and assist the businesses for one year through their early stage growth. The...

    Categories: Incubators/Accelerators

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  • Oregon BEST Company Wins Angel Funding

    May 09, 2014

    Energy Storage Systems walks away from Willamette Angel Conference with $265,000 to advance nontoxic battery that cuts energy storage costs by 90 percent.

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  • Innovating Better Compostable Dinnerware

    Apr 24, 2014

    Oregon BEST is helping two Oregon companies tap OSU expertise and equipment to innovate compostable utensils made of local feedstocks.

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  • 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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