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    Five-year-old program built university-industry collaboration, sparking innovative solutions for utilities and good experiences for students.

    5-Year Program Built University-Industry Collaboration, Sparked Innovative Solutions The NW Energy Experience Prize – "NWEnergyXP" – has concluded a successful run of five years, with lasting positive effects for both the power industry and participating universities. Administered by Oregon BEST from 2013 to 2017, the program produced significant results, offering dozens of university students the opportunity to collaborate with utility...

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  • $500K Grant to Expand Startup Support

    Sep 26, 2017

    Oregon BEST and CleanTech Alliance will use federal funding to advance partnership and extend unique model of supporting clean technologies.

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  • New Study Describes Economic Impacts of CLT

    Sep 07, 2017

    Job creation and other economic impacts of cross-laminated timber on rural and urban communities are part of a 110-page study led by Oregon BEST.

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  • Tapping the Pressure in Water Pipes for Power

    Aug 24, 2017

    New technology converts pressure in water pipes running below cities, agricultural fields, and factories into electricity.

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  • Solar-Powered SunCoolers Keep Food Cool

    Jun 26, 2017

    Sun-powered, rooftop-mounted ventilation units developed in Oregon helping cool U.S. military food supplies stored in cavernous California warehouse.

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  • Local Action Leads the Way

    May 18, 2017

    Work at the state and local level has a significant impact on federal clean energy and climate change policy during uncertain times and rumored budget cuts.

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  • "Seeing" Through Fog Could Save Jet Fuel

    Apr 27, 2017

    Startup teams with Oregon TECH researchers to advance technology that could enable aircraft landings in dense fog, locate lost hikers, and more.

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  • Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator Adds Partners

    Apr 25, 2017

    Powered by Oregon BEST and CleanTech Alliance, this accelerator teams up with Element 8 and Craft3 to help startups identify funding pathways.

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  • Designing a Better Light Bulb

    Mar 22, 2017

    Local startup Luxium taps local contractors and UO students to design better LED lighting that costs less, saves energy, and is controlled by your smart phone.

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  • New Life for Returned, Damaged Clothing

    Feb 07, 2017

    Startup saves water, carbon, and waste while helping clothing manufacturers keep returned clothing out of landfills.

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  • New Energy-Saving Technology Wins NSF Grant

    Jan 12, 2017

    Cleantech startup Ampere Scientific wins SBIR grant from NSF for technology that saves energy and reduces waste in specialty metals industry.

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