Click on the link following “Example” to review full example proposals that were selected for funding

Translational Research Awards

  • $148,514 / 10-month award / Rich Peterson / College of Engineering / ONAMI / Example (pdf):Develop a grid level thermal energy storage system – secured an additional $250,000 investment from ONAMI and formed a new company “Applied Exergy”
  •  $69,200 / 6- month award / Fred Kamke / College of Forestry / OBEST / Commercialization of Viscoelastic Thermal Compression Technology
  • $25,000 / 12-month award / Vince Remcho, Science and Todd Mockler, Ag Science / CRGB / ONAMI / A Platform for Automated Gene Synthesis
  • $24,995  / 6 month award / Greg Herman, Brian Paul, Chih-Hung Chang, College of Engineering / ONAMI / Example (pdf): Demonstrate High Value Nanoparticle Synthesis
  • $7,216 / 6-month award / James White / College of Science / OTRADI / Collect and Catalogue Compounds from Dr. James White’s Laboratory
  • $182,700/ 12-month award / Rich Peterson / College of Engineering / ONAMI/Complete bench-top demonstrations of an ultra-high temperaturepasteurization system for processing tap water. This briefcase-sizeinvention will be used as part of a portable kidney dialysis machine,licensed to OSU startup Home Dialysis Plus, as well as for other medicalor scientific uses that require water of high chemical and biologicalpurity. Applied for patentprotection and is one of the key technologies used for HD+ to secure up to$50M from Warburg Pincus.
  • $60,750/ 12-month award / Les Fuchigami / College of Ag Sciences / Finalize thedevelopment of a hand held meter that can easily, instantly andnon-destructively determine the chlorophyll, nitrogen and water content ofplant leaves, and show the results in a color-coded map.
  • $69,780/ 12-month award / Rich Carter / College of Science / OTRADI / Exploringthe industrial production of a novel organocatalyst to improve drugproduction. Successful results leadto the catalyst coming on the market in June 2011 through both Synthetch,Inc (based in Albany, OR) and Sigma-Aldrich (the world's leading finechemical company). In addition, this work has been featured in severalmedia publications such as Specialty Chemicals magazine, Drug DiscoveryNews, R&D Magazine and even local KVAL television. In addition, the supportof this work has led to over nine publications.
  • $122,000/ 12-month award / Joe Beckman / Linus Pauling Institute / Complete theprototype and demonstrate the utility of a simple tool that will improvethe quality and speed of mass spectrometer analysis. Currently under an exclusive Option agreement with further testingbeing conducted at OSU.
  • $71,200/ 12-month award / Kaichang Li / College of Forestry / OBEST / Example (pdf):CommercialApplication of a New Formaldehyde-free Wood Adhesive from RenewableMaterials. Two additional 12-month awards are being maintained inreserves if the initial and subsequent phases of the research aredetermined to be successful.
  • $19,971/ 12-month award / Student project led by Chih-Hung Chang / College ofEngineering / ONAMI / Demonstrate the high efficiency of thin film solarcells by ink jet printing and business plan creation.
  • $25,000/ 12-month award / Gitali Indra / College of Pharmacy / OTRADI / Completecritical testing prior to seeking widespread validation of an antibody asa diagnostic agent for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma andpotentially other types of cancer.
  • $10,200/ 6-month award / Douglas Barofsky / College of Science / Travel funds forfaculty to promote the commercialization of electromagnetostatic ionfocusing for mass spectrometry in universities, national labs, andcompanies

    Total Awards: $836,526

Student Project – MBA Business Plans

  • 2009,2010, 2011: Eighteen OSU technologies have been chosen by MBA teams in theCollege of Business at Oregon State University. Students performedmarketing analysis and prepared business plans and presentations for eachtechnology.

    Total Award: $90,000

Venture Acceleration Awards

  • $100,000/ 6-month award / Inpria Corporation, an OSU startup, has developed a newway to create thin films for displays and other large-area electronicsusing low-cost printing processes. Through a partnership, Inpria recentlycreated a landmark LCD display using its technology. UVDF money is helpingthe company leverage funding from industry and the ONAMI Gap Fund toexplore additional markets. Obtaineda Series A investment in early 2011 from a strategic partner.
  • $60,000/ 6-month award / Life Microsystems Inc., an OSU startup, has recentlyisolated a much more stable crystalline form of ultra-pure chlorophyllusing the latest liquid extraction technology and is utilizing UVDF moneyto reach the market faster through marketing and sales channels. 

    Total Awards: $160,000


  • $1,000 for ONAMI – NCIIA AI2V Oregon Workshop for startup companies