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Big Idea Ventures Expands University Relationships For Recently Launched Generation Food Rural Partners Fund

April 13, 2021 | The global leader in early-stage alternative protein investing recently announced the launch of the Generation Food Rural Partners fund. BIV is announcing nine additional university collaborators, including OSU, to the fund.

 

OSU spinout Agility Robotics, maker of legged workplace robots, secures $20 million in new investment

October 15, 2020 | ALBANY, Ore – Agility Robotics, a company launched at Oregon State University that designs and builds legged robots to operate in human spaces, has raised $20 million in new investment, the company announced today.

 

Onboard Dynamics Announces Instant Refueling for CNG Fleets

August 12, 2020 | BEND, Ore – Onboard Dynamics announces the launch of their new GoFill™ refueling system. It is an instant and nimble drying and dispensing unit for refueling compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

 

SUTUREGARD® Medical and Federated Healthcare Supply Sign Non-Exclusive Distribution Deal

July 28, 2020 | CORVALLIS, Ore – SUTUREGARD® Medical has formed a non-exclusive distribution partnership with Federated Healthcare Supply to expand market reach of the HEMIGARD® ARS device and the SUTUREGARD® ISR device which are patented wound closure technologies that simplify complex and challenging wound closures.

 

Oregon State University, Office of Research Joins the HIBAR Research Alliance

March 11, 2020 | CORVALLIS, Ore – Oregon State University announces that it has joined eleven other prestigious research universities, which make up the Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research Alliance (HRA).  The HRA is dedicated to enhancing fundamental research excellence in service to society.

 

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT CORPORATION INVESTS $200,000 IN ONBOARD DYNAMICS, INC.

The Oregon State University Advantage Accelerator Spinout company closes out a $2.5m Convertible Note as a result of the 2019 Investment Challenge.
March 2020

Full press release available here. 

Western Innovator: In search of sustainability

Chad Higgins, associate professor of ecological and biological engineering at Oregon State University and director of the Nexus of Energy, Water and Agriculture Laboratory, is aiming to build a research farm called the Staterra Center to experiment with sustainable farming technology.
Capital Press, December 5, 2019
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OSU TO STUDY INCORPORATING INNOVATION INTO PROMOTION AND TENURE CRITERIA FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FACULTY

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University has received a $438,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study adding innovation and entrepreneurial achievements into the criteria for higher education faculty promotion and tenure.

OSU Today, October 15, 2019
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Amazon-backed accelerator priming Eugene farm-to-consumer startup

Jim Cupples wants to know everything about the farm down the road, even if he’s never been on that road before.
Register Guard, August 21, 2019
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Senator Wyden's message for the OSU Advantage I&E Summit event

Youtube, May 16, 2019

 

Senator Merkley's message for the OSU Advantage I&E Summit event

Youtube, May 16, 2019

 

Ford's vision for package delivery is a robot that folds up into the back of of a self-driving car

The Verge May 22, 2019

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OSU Advantage announces partnership with venture capital firm

OSU Today May 9, 2019

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