Oregon State is strengthening the support system for faculty and staff innovation and entrepreneurship activities by offering a variety of resources to help you maximize societal and economic impact.
Research shows that industry connections, patents and commercialization activities provide additional funding opportunities for research, increased research productivity and student success, expanded recognition and tangible societal benefit from the scientific research [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 May 6; 111(18): 6542–6547].
While there are numerous pathways toward commercialization, two key options are licensing the innovation/technology from OSU to 1) a Startup or 2) an Industry/External Company. Startup companies can be acquired by an existing industry company or go directly toward product sales and commercialization.
Two examples of successful OSU technology commercialization are NuScale Power and Agility Robotics.
There are resources to help you along the way:
I&E Training Programs
The OSU Advantage Accelerator supports the development of high-growth companies through tailored programing and aligned funding:
The Iterate program is a free, four workshop series offered once per term (excluding summer) designed to help you evaluate early stage ideas from an entrepreneurial mindset.
The Accelerate program is an 8-10 week program offered each term (excluding summer) for participant teams to learn how to evaluate and iterate your business concept with feedback, talk to customers, design a viable business model, and present your new business concept to the world.
Support & Resources
The OSU Advantage Intellectual Property & Licensing team leads the commercialization of OSU innovations by:
The Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute (ATAMI) provides access to unique tooling and development opportunities aligned with advanced technologies and manufacturing. ATAMI has faculty labs, OSU startups, state-of-the-art facilities and experienced staff committed to your success.
Innovation Co-Lab at OSU-Cascades provides coaching, space and hands-on help to grow your business.
The Glady’s Valley Marine Studies Building Innovation Lab at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center offer the space and equipment needed to take a project from the idea phase to production and on to market.
The OSU Prototype Development Lab focuses on interacting with industry and entrepreneurs to solve real world problems, deliver results having practical bottom-line value and provide outstanding experiential learning for students.
Impact Studio is where teams of faculty and staff develop and launch bold initiatives that advance Oregon State's strategic goals and improve the university's financial strength.
Vertuelab helps startups navigate the complexity to create successful SBIR/STTR applications
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