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|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.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR
The traditional model of sports teams using paid media to get their message across is disappearing as teams look instead to social media to interact with fans.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
This year has been so dry we were caught napping when it finally started to sprinkle. Hopefully you didn’t get caught in a downpour while eagerly awaiting — don’t deny it — our curation of Oregon-grown wet weather wear.
Monday, October 05, 2015
VIDEO BY JESSE LARSON
Profiling some of the organizations featured in the 2015 list.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
BY GREGG LEWIS | OP-ED
The issue of green-washing remains a significant challenge to those of us who would like to see the building sector in this country do more than make unverifiable claims of sustainability. Transparency about the impacts of a given material is the only way to allow designers to make intelligent choices when selecting building products.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE
As we worked on the October cover, it became evident that Nick Symmonds is a hard man to catch — even when he’s not hotfooting it around a track.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The refugee crisis has put immigration and border issues on the front burner, in Europe and at home. In Oregon, attitudes toward illegal immigration haven’t changed dramatically since 2006.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
One of the hottest new investment trends has proven quite lucrative for some companies.
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