Access to Research & Technical Expertise

"Local cooperation between industries and academia is recognized as a model for innovation to solve global problems.

- VANESSA KEITGES, CEO OF COLUMBIA GREEN TECHNOLOGIES                   

The Foundation for Clean Technology Innovation

Cutting-edge research and collaboration create the foundation for transforming clean technology innovation into green collar jobs. Oregon BEST builds that foundation by investing in Oregon’s cleantech research assets, fostering collaboration between university researchers, industry, and national labs, and providing access to technical expertise, equipment, and information.

Our services include:  

Oregon BEST Labs 
Oregon BEST helped create a network of seven shared-user research facilities at Oregon State University, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon. The multi-million dollar labs and test facilities offer our industry partners access to research tools, faculty expertise, and workforce development opportunities.

Oregon BEST Researchers
Our Member Faculty includes more than 250 researchers at Oregon State University, Oregon Tech, Portland State University, and the University of Oregon.

Student Researchers
Explore opportunities for students engaged in cleantech research.

NW Energy Experience
The NW Energy XP is an academic prize that Oregon BEST offers through a grant from the Bonneville Power Administration, with the intent of encouraging Oregon's most promising students to pursue a career in the utility industry.

Innovation Competitions
Oregon BEST teams with partners like the International Living Future Institute and the PSU Cleantech Challenge to provide structure, support, and incentive to promising entrepreneurs tackling environmental challenges with their research-based innovations. 

Library
Review reports and other documents related to Oregon BEST research and projects, as well as Oregon’s cleantech sector.