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    Launch Oregon

    Support research that helps Oregon thrive.

    From Oregon, For Oregon

    When scientific and academic discoveries made at the University of Oregon inspire new startups or secure licensing, it benefits more than just entrepreneurs and investors. It’s a way to keep talented people in-state and create high-paying jobs and tax revenue crucial for a vibrant Oregon. Launch Oregon is on a mission to accelerate the translation of research and innovation at the University of Oregon into commercial ventures.


    Launch Oregon is working with UO innovators in various programs and colleges at the university and partnering with the Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT) unit on best practices. Researchers are able to apply to IIT’s Translational Opportunity Program (TOP) to receive non-dilutive funding to support innovation, and Launch Oregon also supports these efforts with assistance in creating teams, commercialization strategy, connecting them to relevant startup advisors and board members, and access to capital.

    “The Foundation is proud to partner with the University of Oregon in the establishment of Launch Oregon, an entity meant to catalyze research and innovation at the university. There are no bounds to the societal impacts this venture will have, and I am very excited to be a part of the journey.”
    — Paul Weinhold, President & CEO, UO Foundation 
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    UO Research by the Numbers


    UO Rank in Licensing Per Research Dollar in the AAU (FY22)


    Existing Startups with UO Ties (FY22)


    Economic Return to Oregon (FY21)


    Grants Awarded to Investigators (FY22)


    UO Students Engaged in Research


    Licensing Revenue (FY22)


    Grants, Contracts, and
    Competitive Awards (FY22)

    Launch Oregon Board

    Anshuman “AR” Razdan

    VP for Research & Innovation,
    Professor of Computer Science,
    University of Oregon

    Paul Weinhold

    University of Oregon Foundation

    Robert E. Guldberg, Ph.D.

    UO VP and Robert & Leona DeArmond Executive Director, Knight Campus

    Laura Lee McIntyre

    Interim Dean, College of Education Castle-McIntosh-Knight Professor

    Darren Johnson

    Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Oregon

    Susan Stevens

    Independent Director, UO Foundation Board Chair

    Bob Komin

    Investor & Board, High Tech CFO,
    UO Foundation Trustee

    Bryan Wolf

    Venture Investor & Consultant, UO Foundation Trustee

    Kelly Bosch

    CFO, University of Oregon Foundation

    Jamie Moffitt

    Sr VP for Finance and Administration & CFO, University of Oregon

    The First of Its
    Kind in Oregon

    Launch Oregon will revolutionize the landscape for research and innovation in the state.


    Get in Touch

    1720 E. 13th Ave., Suite 410

    Eugene, OR 97403

    (541) 302-0300

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