Innovation, Economic, & Societal Impact

The OSU Advantage team brings together unparalleled, holistic resources and activities to maximize OSU’s impact. Learn more about each area:

IP & Licensing

Coupling class-leading intellectual property, business, and technical skills with a spirit of partnering, the Intellectual Property and Licensing team provides university innovators and entrepreneurs with high-value service in the areas of IP protection, traditional licensing, startup licensing, and co-development activity support.

Advantage Accelerator

Through a robust entrepreneurial training program, aligned with gap funding resources, the Accelerator team supports faculty, students, staff, and our community in the business transformation of research into societal impact along the commercial continuum.  The team focuses on research innovation offering the potential for creating high-growth, innovative products and services through a validation process to reduce uncertainty in both technology and markets leading to better success.

Industry Research Agreements

The industry research agreements team partners with university researchers and companies to customize research and development agreement solutions.  Value is delivered by developing strong alignment of interests and expectations, applying flexible contracting solutions to promote those outcomes, and providing one-stop life cycle service for all supported activities.

Innovation Impact Program

Offers connections and resources to strengthen OSU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial (I&E) support system, including: connections to college level advocates; events to share I&E programming and internal funding opportunities; and connections to outside funding through SBIR informational sessions and Investor pitch events for emerging startups.

Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI)

ATAMI is a shared use facility with equipment and a team that supports research and development in the areas of specialty chemicals synthesis, thin film processing, and metal additive manufacturing.  ATAMI is also home to the Advantage Accelerator and offers lab space for lease to OSU affiliated startup companies.


Brian Wall
Associate Vice President of Research Innovation for Economic Impact
OSU Advantage
Office: (541) 737-9058


To maximize Oregon State University’s innovation, economic, and societal impact.


A leading driver, resource and steward for a strategic innovation economy in Oregon and beyond.

Core Values Statement and Philosophy

Learn about our values, the core of our beliefs – what sets us apart and the basis of our decisions