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Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium
The Oregon BEST Sustainable Built Environment Research Consortium makes it easier for businesses to harness the intellectual capital of Oregon universities. It serves as a streamlined pathway – improving collaboration between industry and universities creating innovative solutions for the built environment.
The Consortium achieves this by:
- Convening built environment industry leaders to envision and articulate a shared research agenda.
- Assembling interdisciplinary teams to pursue projects from the research agenda, and supporting their collaborations through fundraising and project management.
- Matching emerging technologies with willing proof of concept partners in a Demonstration Test Bed.
Through these activities, the Consortium brings about effective research and demonstration partnerships that are more competitive in the pursuit of research funding and more successful in catalyzing industry transformation towards sustainability.
Individuals and companies of all sizes and from all sectors - Research, Government, Non-profits, Manufacturing, and Design, Construction, and Development - can participate in driving innovation through the Consortium. Opportunities to participate take a number of forms including attending or sponsoring Agenda Development Forums, promoting the resulting Research Agendas to potential research partners, joining research teams as collaborators or advisors, or participating in or hosting demonstration projects for emerging products and technologies.
For more information please contact Johanna Brickman, the Sustainable Built Environment Program Manager at Oregon BEST, via email.
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