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Onboard Dynamics Signs Investment Agreement with BP Energy Partners

October 5, 2021 | BEND, Ore – Onboard Dynamics, Inc. ("Onboard Dynamics" or the "Company"), a leading climate-tech provider of unique, patented, mobile natural gas pipeline evacuation and vehicle refueling compression technology and equipment, today announced the signing of an investment agreement between Onboard Dynamics and BP Energy Partners, LLC ("BPEP"). The equity investment from BPEP provides Onboard Dynamics capital to scale its products and service offerings.


Agility Robotics' Digit gets a warehouse gig

September 1, 2021 | – A new video from Agility Robotics showcases an increasing familiar sight: advanced, autonomous robots performing boring warehouse tasks. It’s not the sort of video that tends to be hugely viral for a company, rather, it’s the sort of meat and potatoes proof of concept that companies like Boston Dynamics wedge between flashy videos of parkour and highly choreographed dance sessions.


Onboard Dynamics Launches the GoVAC™ Flex to Reduce Fugitive Methane Releases

June 15, 2021 | BEND, Ore – Onboard Dynamics has responded to the critical need to reduce methane releases into the atmosphere with their latest product launch of the GoVAC™ Flex. This simple, mobile, fully integrated solution will provide operators of natural gas pipelines a tool to safely minimize their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions during routine pipeline maintenance.


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.



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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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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