Inspiring and supporting entrepreneurs across the University of Oregon.
The University of Oregon has a rich legacy of innovation stretching back to the university’s founding in 1876 and the emergence of Nike in the 1960s. Today, research-based spinouts in fields ranging from education to materials science are bringing new solutions to our ever-changing world.
UO's Innovation Initiative fosters a community of partners and serves as a hub of resources and activities. The initiative bolsters research commercialization, enhances entrepreneurship in Oregon, and propels the work of UO students, faculty, and staff into the world.
The Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a $1-billion initiative to fast-track scientific discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and the world. The campus creates the intellectual infrastructure to establish Oregon as a center for both research and development, making Oregon a place where companies can start-up, grow, and stay.
Oregon’s New Venture Championship (NVC) is one of the world’s leading business competitions. Over six rounds and three days, student entrepreneurs work with elite judges and mentors to hone their ideas and pitches.
(Bloomsberg Businessweek 2019)