Innovation

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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With a flexible, collaborative, and adaptable culture, we鈥檙e one of the top universities in the nation when it comes to translating research discoveries into products, services, and impacts for the greater good. In fact 鈥 as measured by the volume of our licensing of UO patents, inventions, and programs by outside entities 鈥 we rank first overall in the Association of American Universities.

Our innovative spirit is fueled by a desire to solve real-world problems and improve current conditions. Such entrepreneurship creates jobs, increases state and national income, delineates the cutting edge, and gives back to society. We鈥檙e speeding research discoveries into impacts for the greater good. From the laboratory to startup to industry standard, we actively nurture every stage of the technology transfer process.

Our leadership spans education, biotechnology, life sciences, and more. The College of Education鈥檚 industry-standard assessments and interventions reach millions of students in tens of thousands of schools. Meanwhile, the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is charting a new course for innovations in human health and life sciences. Faculty startups like NatureQuant enable faculty from across campus, including human physiology and prevention science, to collaboratively address some of the most pressing issues of our time. We鈥檙e launching startups, filing patents, creating new entrepreneurial programs, and enriching more lives than ever before.


Stories of Impact


Newly formed company accelerates the 澳门四不像论坛鈥檚 commercialization pipeline


The Women's Innovation Network (WIN) brings together UO community and entrepreneurs to overcome gender-based barriers


Director Jeff Sorensen brings bold ideas for expanding scope and impact of innovation center


Computer scientists seek ways to quickly detect network attacks and performance problems



Oregon Innovators

beth stormshak

Beth Stormshak

Phillip H. Knight Chair and Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

chris minson

Chris Minson

Professor, Human Physiology

keat ghee ong

Keat Ghee Ong

Professor, Knight Campus

robert guldberg

Robert Guldberg

Vice President and Executive Director, Knight Campus

darren johnson

Darren Johnson

Professor, Supramolecular & Materials Chemistry

liz budd

Elizabeth Budd

Evergreen Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

nichole kelly

Nichole Kelly

Evergreen Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

mari cary

Mari Strand Cary

Senior Research Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning

nick allen

Nick Allen

Professor, Clinical Psychology

julie sykes

Julie Sykes

Professor, Language Teaching Studies, Linguistics

susan sokolowski

Susan Sokolowski

Professor, Product Design

ben aleman

Benjamin Al茅man

Associate Professor, Physics

ellen eischen

Ellen Eischen

Associate Professor, Mathematics

sean lockery

Sean Lockery

Professor, Biology, Neuroscience


Oregon Innovators

beth stormshak

Beth Stormshak

Phillip H. Knight Chair and Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

chris minson

Chris Minson

Professor, Human Physiology

keat ghee ong

Keat Ghee Ong

Professor, Knight Campus

robert guldberg

Robert Guldberg

Vice President and Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director, Knight Campus

darren johnson

Darren Johnson

Professor, Supramolecular & Materials Chemistry

liz budd

Elizabeth Budd

Evergreen Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

nichole kelly

Nichole Kelly

Evergreen Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services

mari cary

Mari Strand Cary

Senior Research Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning

nick allen

Nick Allen

Professor, Clinical Psychology

julie sykes

Julie Sykes

Professor, Language Teaching Studies, Linguistics

Susan Sokolowski

Susan Sokolowski

Professor, Product Design

ben aleman

Benjamin Al茅man

Associate Professor, Physics

ellen eischen

Ellen Eischen

Associate Professor, Mathematics

sean lockery

Sean Lockery

Professor, Biology, Neuroscience

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