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Oregon State University Wins Grant for Textile Manufacturing Innovation

The Walmart Foundation and the U.S. Conference of Mayors today announced Oregon State University as one of this year’s U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients for the school’s innovation in improving textile weaving efficiency. Oregon…

Inpria Named a Finalist for OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

Inpria Named a Finalist for OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards

The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 12 finalists—from a record number of 67 nominees—for the 2014 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards. The OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards honors the skill, and the…

Inpria raises another $1.5 million from OAF

Inpria raises another $1.5 million from OAF

Inpria, one of the first of now 40 ONAMI Gap Fund startup companies, has just announced that it's raised $1.45 million from the Oregon Angel Fund. OAF is a collection of local investors backing early-stage…

Entreprenuer Profiles

The 8 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

Article by Ben Johnson via Fundera Ledger Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs. What do these three entrepreneurs have in common? They all started their business before the age of 25! There’s never been a…

OSU Professor Develops Drug to Treat Ebola

OSU Professor Develops Drug to Treat Ebola

A drug developed by an Oregon State University scientist may be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus. The drug, manufactured by Sarepta Therapeutics in Cambridge, Mass., had promising results in clinical trials…

Product Development

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Local Resources

  • WIN -WIN is focused on helping the small and mid-sized traded sector companies grow and be profitable
  • LBCC SBDC - Free advising
  • Start up Weekend
    OSU Startupweekend

    OSU Start Up weekend's winning team

    Start up weekends in Corvallis, Willamette Valley and at Oregon State University have all resulted in the launch of new companies.  Search here for the next Start Up weekend in the area, and jump start your business in a weekend!

Oregon Signature Research Centers (SRCs)

To help grow and diversify our state's economy, Oregon InC has created three Signature Research Centers with a mission to support and commercialize university research that holds the potential to grow into new companies. To do that, SRCs provide research grants in their focus areas to support ideas with commercial potential, such as creating building insulation from recycled styrofoam or strong 2x4s from very fast-growing but weak Poplar trees.
  • SRCs also provide gap grants of up to $250,000 to help promising start-ups survive the so-called "Valley of Death" between a promising idea and a fundable one. SRC support has helped companies raise more than $115 million in private capital in the last six years, keeping home-grown research and entrepreneurial talent in Oregon.
  • SRC matching grants and expertise help university researchers and private companies compete for government grants, SBIR grants and private foundation funds, bringing $250 million to Oregon.
  • R&D testing labs R&D testing labs are open to private industry, providing them critical R&D without the added cost of hiring in-house staff or building new facilities.


ONAMI High Tech Extension Services Companies as diverse as SpectraWatt, which uses ONAMI R&D to reduce cost and improve solar cell manufacturing efficiency, to industry leader Intel, which uses CAMCOR’s materials characterization capabilities. Current clients using ONAMI labs in Eugene, Corvallis and Portland include:
  • SolarWorld—a world leader in solar power technology
  • Micro Systems Engineering—producing medical microelectronics
  • Hewlett-Packard—global tech company
  • ON Semi—semiconductor fabrication
  • Floragenex—develop new DNA sequencing systems

Clean Technology

  • Oregon BEST Oregon BEST's Mission:  We are the nexus for clean technology innovation. We build capability, convene collaborations, and accelerate the solutions to environmental challenges that deliver prosperity in all corners of Oregon.

Food Processing

  • Northwest Food Processors Association NWFPA
  • Oregon State University Food Innovation Center  OSU FIC