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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Turning Logging Slash into Coal Replacement

    Oct 12, 2016

    Oregon startup HM3 Energy opens demonstration facility and announces successful coal replacement that cuts pollution, uses waste wood, creates jobs

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  • Oregon Smart Home Technology Wins Funding

    Sep 10, 2016

    Oregon BEST invests $250,000 in IOTAS' smart home technology that benefits both renters and building owners.

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  • Data Center Cooling Startup Nabs $325K

    Sep 08, 2016

    Oregon BEST's support of IT Aire, maker of cooling systems that cut energy use at data centers by 70 percent, leads to major investment.

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  • Oregon BEST Company Triples Battery Life

    Sep 06, 2016

    Oregon BEST awards follow-on funding to eChemion and OSU for cleantech breakthrough that extends redox flow battery life by years.

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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.

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  • Indow Sees Growth, International Distribution

    Aug 13, 2015

    Tapping support from Oregon BEST, thermal window insert maker Indow has grown from three people and a prototype in 2010 to 35 employees and 100+ dealers selling products internationally.

    Categories: Shared User Labs , Grantees , Indow Windows , Success Stories , Green Building , Energy Efficiency

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  • New Polymer Aimed at Ag's Water Woes

    Jun 30, 2015

    Oregon BEST is helping development of a biodegradable polymer that can absorb 300X its weight in water, then release it back into the soil.

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