Oregon State University strives to turn knowledge into significant societal and economic impact by supporting a range of innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) efforts. OSU’s I&E endeavors enable researchers to maximize the impact of their work while training the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.
The Innovation Impact Program offers resources and connections to strengthen OSU’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial (I&E) support system including:
Since its founding as a land grant institution in 1868, Oregon State University is committed to improving the lives of its citizens, the environment and the economy through the impact of its research and scholarship. This manifests itself today through the numerous resources dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E) and permeates throughout the four overarching goals of OSU's Strategy Plan:
Since 2013, OSU’s innovation impact programs and efforts have contributed to the creation of more than 100 companies, which have created hundreds of jobs, generated millions in revenue, and gained millions of dollars in follow-on investment.
OSU ranks 2nd in Pacific Northwest for innovation based on 2022-2023 US News & World Report data and is located in the 2nd most innovated metro area (Corvallis) nationally. The State of Oregon consistently ranks in the top 10 (#7 in 2019 Bloomberg Report) for most innovation states nationally.