News from Oregon BEST


    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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  • CLT Design Contest Winners Announced!

    Jul 12, 2016

    A wooden parking garage and what will be the nation's tallest CLT building are winners of the $200,000 Oregon BEST CLT Design Contest

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  • Tiny Worm 'Canary in Coal Mine' for Toxins

    Jun 07, 2016

    Oregon BEST Company Nemametrix, Inc. has developed a new technology that uses nematodes to quickly test water samples for a broad range of environmental toxins.

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  • Cascadia Accelerator Offers Legal Resources

    May 24, 2016

    The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator, cofounded by Oregon BEST, teams with law firm to deliver legal expertise to NW cleantech entrepreneurs.

    Categories: Incubators/Accelerators

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  • Technology Test Drive: PNNL Offers Exploratory Licenses

    May 09, 2016

    User-friendly license lets companies ‘test drive’ more than 300 promising technologies through a new commercialization option offered at Dept. of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

    Categories: Press Releases , Home Page News

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  • Oregon BEST Co. Secures $3M for CNG Fueling

    Apr 26, 2016

    Onboard Dynamics of Bend, Ore., has secured $3M from ARPA-E and other sources to advance its refueling technology for natural gas vehicles.

    Categories: Success Stories

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  • High-Flying Kite to Harvest Wind Energy

    Apr 18, 2016

    A tethered kite system being developed by eWind Solutions offers a new way to harvest wind energy without turbine towers. Watch video.

    Categories: Areas of Interest

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  • Co-Launching a New Cleantech Accelerator

    Mar 29, 2016

    In partnership with Washington's CleanTech Alliance, Oregon BEST launches Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator to assist Pacific Northwest startups

    Categories: Press Releases , Incubators/Accelerators , Home Page News

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  • Cross-Continent Partnership to Grow Cleantech

    Feb 26, 2016

    Greentown Labs in MA and Oregon BEST in OR launch cleantech partnership to share office space and speed access to partners, investors, and new markets on both U.S. coasts.


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  • Oregon's Energy Innovation Clout Goes to DC

    Feb 26, 2016

    Oregon BEST Cos. display energy-harvesting kites, batteries, window inserts, data room cooling systems, wind turbine foundations, and LNG vehicle technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit.

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  • Winners of NW Energy XP Prize Announced

    Feb 16, 2016

    Sponsored by the BPA and PGE, the Prize awards $250,000 to top engineering students at OSU, PSU, Oregon Tech, and WSU to innovate solutions to real-world challenges facing power utilities.

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