NCIIA to help Oregon State commercialize green technologies

NCIIA's commercialization program will be used by Oregon State University to commercialize new green technologies, under a phase 2 National Science Foundation $20 million grant.

The new NSF funding, awarded through its Centers of Chemical Innovation (CCI) Program, will allow the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry to expand research and development and boost efforts to translate basic-level discoveries into the commercialization of new technologies.

NCIIA delivered a 'Research to Innovation' workshop at OSU's CCI program last year, training researchers to view their research through a market-oriented lens.

ONAMI (Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute), a state-designated signature research center, is a major supporter of OSU's Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry. ONAMI partners with the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance on the center’s commercialization program.