News from Oregon BEST


    The eight cleantech startups have technologies ranging from low-carbon-footprint vodka made from a dairy byproduct to micro-hydropower, bioplastics, plant-based detergents, and an...

    The eight cleantech startups selected have technologies ranging from low-carbon-footprint vodka made from a dairy byproduct to micro-hydropower, bioplastics, plant-based detergents, and an energy-based cryptocurrency. SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore. — The Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator today announced its 2018 cohort of eight Pacific Northwest clean technology startups that will receive cleantech-specific training in business planning, customer...

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  • An Epicenter for Cleantech Innovation

    Aug 31, 2016

    Oregon #BESTFEST16 on Sept. 8-9 at Portland's World Trade Center has become the NW epicenter for cleantech innovation and investment.

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  • M3 Wave to be First in the Water as Part of DOE Wave Prize Competition

    Aug 02, 2016

    Oregon Team is one of 9 remaining finalists competing for a multimillion dollar prize purse.

    Categories: Press Releases , Grantees , Hydro & Marine Power

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  • Solar Concentrator Cleans Up Contaminants

    Jul 28, 2016

    Oregon startup that uses a large solar concentrating lens to break down ag and industry contaminants awarded Oregon BEST early-stage funding

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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.

    Categories: Press Releases

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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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