Each term at OSU, we set aside time to help faculty and student researchers learn more about available resources, such as funding and training, that work to increase OSU's research impact through the broad adoption of research innovation by society. A $5,000 Innovation Day award is also offered to eligible faculty members each term.
While our Accelerate program provides a great launching point for a startup and/or innovative product, we know company leadership also benefits from hearing experts talk about specific operational challenges and opportunities unique to startups. We offer monthly virtual Speaker Series lunchtime events to address this need. The events are conducted in Q&A format and allow for participants to ask questions directly to experts. Topics include: bookkeeping, payroll, marketing, supply chain, capitalization tables, raising funds, team building, and more. Future speaker series events will be posted to the front page of this website. The upcoming October speaker series registration will be posted to the OSU Events calendar here.
The Innovation Showcase is an annual event where the OSU Advantage innovation and entrepreneurship community presents several of its hard-working teams to the broader OSU and Oregon I&E ecosystem. In other words, it's where we show off our progress! Check back here for more details and how to register when the next Showcase is announced.