Commercialization grants help cleantech startups

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Oregon cleantech startups depend on Oregon BEST's commercialization program.

The commercialization program is funded by the Oregon Innovation Council, which is in turn funded by the Oregon Lottery. Federal grants also support the commercialization program.
Its goal is simple: Help cleantech-oriented startups navigate the funding “valley of death” that keeps great ideas from being fully developed into profitable businesses because of the initial cost to research and develop the product.
Oregon BEST uses its grants to help leverage funds from multiple sources. Critically, it pairs its companies with Oregon universities. University researchers are critical partners who help perfect research and in many cases, provide outside verification that technology works the way its inventors claim.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}commercialization oregon{/biztweet}

 

 

More Articles

Short Shrift:The threat of just-in-time scheduling

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Companies can benefit when they use software to meet staffing requirements and address employees' family and life commitments.


Read more...

Downtime with the director of Barley's Angels

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Live, Work, Play with Christine Jump.


Read more...

The best crisis is the one you avoid

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
crisisthumbBY GARY CONKLING | GUEST BLOGGER

Avoiding a crisis is a great way to burnish your reputation, increase brand loyalty and become a market leader.


Read more...

Nine lives

Linda Baker
Friday, May 22, 2015
0f4f7bfBY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR

Roy Kaufmann always lands on his feet.


Read more...

The Health Guru

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Mohan Nair channels a visionary.


Read more...

Cherry Raincoat

June 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Spring rains are the bane of an Oregon cherry farmer’s existence. Even a few sprinkles can crack the fruit so badly it’s not worth picking. Science to the rescue: Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a spray-on film that cuts rain-related cracking in half, potentially saving a season’s crop. The coating, patented as SureSeal, is made from natural chemicals similar to those found in the skins of cherries: cellulose, palm oil-based wax and calcium.


Read more...

It's a Man's Man's Man's World

May 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Male tech workers speak out on the industry's gender troubles.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS