Launch Oregon brings innovators, investors and partners together to move ideas from the research bench to the wider world. Driven by a mission to turn promising research and concepts into commercially viable ventures, Launch Oregon connects relationships with resources to transform great discoveries into even greater impact.
Launch Oregon partners with the University of Oregon's Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT) unit on best practices for translating research and begins working with teams as they apply to IIT’s Translational Opportunity Program (TOP). Assisting UO startups with establishing a board of directors, hiring executive leadership, and attracting strategic advisors and investors, Launch Oregon is invested in the success of this innovation and commercialization process.
Impart valuable insights and engage in direct collaboration with emerging companies, leveraging your extensive startup expertise.
Our close partnerships with UO and a dynamic network of innovation ecosystem partners significantly enhances our capabilities and drives our work forward.
"IIT collaborates with its sister organization, Launch Oregon, to design and implement scalable programs to educate prospective entrepreneurs and build a robust pipeline of UO startups that have the skills, knowledge, and support network required to make them viable enterprises in the long-term."
Christine Dixon Thiesing
Associate Vice President for Industry, Innovation, and Translation
University of Oregon