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About Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
ONAMI is an effective alliance of academic, industry and government leaders committed to growing multi-institutional research capacity, an infrastructure network, and commercialization deal flow in a state with modest resources. Three programs encompass ONAMI's model: cost share support for collaborative and industry-funded research, a high-tech extension program that connects a collection of shared/open user facilities to industry and startups on a fee-for-service basis, and a commercialization gap fund supporting technology entrepreneurs. ONAMI's success has translated to impressive returns. Since its founding in 2004, ONAMI has leveraged $386 million in federal and private research and capital investment dollars, and 39 U.S. patents related to nanoscience or microtechnology have been issued to ONAMI member researchers.
About the Excellence in TBED Awards
The SSTI Excellence in TBED Awards recognize exceptional achievement in addressing elements that have been found in successful tech-based economies. These include a research base that generates new knowledge, mechanisms for transferring knowledge into the marketplace, an entrepreneurial culture, sources of risk capital, and a technically skilled workforce.
For more information about the SSTI Excellence in TBED Awards, visit http://www.sstiawards.org.