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PARTNER WITH US!
We welcome collaboration with Oregon university researchers, businesses, entrepreneurs, government and non-government organizations, and nonprofits. Our ultimate goal?
Fueling Oregon’s green economy.
We do this by:
- Fostering industry-university collaborations that transform university research into new ventures, products, and jobs for Oregon.
- Helping new and existing Oregon companies tap our shared-user network of university research labs and expertise to advance their products, services and competitive edge.
- Operating the Oregon BEST Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium, a regional group of member firms, organizations, and researchers collaborating to research, develop, and commercialize technologies and services for the sustainable built environment.
To speed commercialization of university research, Oregon BEST collaborates closely with Innovate Collaborate Oregon (ICO), which facilitates greater industry access to the latest advances in university research in Oregon. See also the University of Oregon's Integrative Science website and Oregon State University's Partnering With Industry website.
SHARED-USER RESEARCH NETWORK BENEFITS OREGON INDUSTRY
Oregon BEST Member Faculty are international experts in renewable energy and sustainable built environment research. Their university labs, research tools, and expertise are part of Oregon BEST's shared-user network that is available for collaborative work with industry partners.
By tapping this shared-user network, current and prospective Oregon businesses can quickly collaborate with faculty researchers to cost-effectively solve R&D problems.
This benefits Oregon industry as well as Oregon’s universities — ultimately fueling Oregon’s green economy via faster commercialization, more competitive companies, and a well-trained workforce.
OREGON BEST RESEARCHERS HELP OREGON
Oregon BEST works closely with our founding University Partners as well as our Community Partners. Industry Partners can engage with us in various ways, including membership in the Oregon BEST Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium.
OREGON BEST IN THE NEWS
Red List Design Finalists Named05/17/2013
Brewing Electricity from Wastewater05/15/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant helps company test microbial fuel cell that could clean wastewater, generate electricity, and reduce water usage at Widmer Bros. Brewery. More.
Grant Funds Solar-Activated Water Treatment04/17/2013
A floating, solar-activated device that can treat stormwater wins an Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant. More.
CSD Nano: Semi-Finalist at Angel Conference04/15/2013
Grant Funds Innovative Window Coating03/28/2013
An Oregon BEST Commercialization Grant funds development of new window coating that could save millions on indoor lighting costs. More.