Oregon Innovation Portal - State Universities join forces to collaborate on tech transfer
University of Oregon
Technology transfer officials at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University, Oregon State University and University of Oregon are working together to create an online listing of all university research available for licensing at their institutions.
Called the Oregon Innovation Portal, the idea is to attract investors and companies that want to find university research they can turn into lucrative products and services. That should lead to more university spinouts and bring valuable licensing revenue to the universities.
Dana Bostrom, director of innovation and industry alliances at PSU, says that the new statewide portal will help facilitate more collaboration between campuses. The portal will also help with "bundling." That's when universities gather several different technologies and offer them for licensing through a single deal.
For additional information please check: The Oregon Innovation Plan 2007 ( www.oregoninc.org/07plan/summary.htm)
and the story ( www.bizjournals.com/portland/stories/2008/01/07/story1.html)