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Tell us about a new idea or technology and learn how OHSU could help protect the intellectual property. 

Startup support

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Interested in forming a new company around your idea? Learn about how OHSU can help with startup company formation.  


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Learn more about existing OHSU partnerships and opportunities to work with OHSU community members.

Licensing opportunities

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Visit the OHSU Technology Portal to search for existing licensing opportunities and review technology summaries.


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Learn more about academic and industry agreements including material transfer agreements (MTAs) and more.

Entrepreneurial education

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Learn more about OHSU curriculum and programs offered to provide entrepreneurial training to OHSU members.


2023 OHSU Innovation Awards

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Congratulations to the 2023 OHSU Innovation Awardees! Beth Habecker, Ph.D., Yali Jia, Ph.D., Matthew Rames, Ph.D., and Timur Tsintsadze, Ph.D., have been named the 2023 OHSU Innovation Awardees by the OHSU Innovates community. In addition, Erik Tucker, Ph.D., has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

This group has demonstrated an outstanding passion for innovation and collaboration and each works closely with the OHSU Innovates network.  More details about the awardees and their innovative research can be found in the 2023 OHSU Innovation Awards announcement.


Featured news

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OHSU startup company wins Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience investment

OHSU startup company Promedix, co-founded by David Sheridan, M.D., and Matt Hansen, M.D., M.C.R., took home the top prize of an angel investment of $175,000 at the Angel Oregon Life and Bioscience finale event. Promedix aims to improve sepsis identification and resuscitation with a novel medical device called FlowSense, initially conceived of and designed at OHSU. 

Promedix and OHSU startup company Trace Biosciences, co-founded by Connor Barth, Ph.D., Summer Gibbs, Ph.D., and Lei Wang, Ph.D., also took home investments from the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute in the amounts of $75k and $125k, respectively. Both Promedix and Trace Biosciences received early funding and support from the Biomedical Innovation Program run by the Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute in collaboration with OHSU Innovates.

More information about the event and investments can be found on the OEN blog.

Featured opportunity

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Interested in exploring a career outside of academic research?

OHSU Innovates is looking for their next interns for fall 2023!  Interns are a critical part of the OHSU Innovates team, helping advance leading-edge OHSU science towards real-world health care solutions. This virtual internship opportunity is open to OHSU and non-OHSU members and offers educational and real-world experience in technology transfer, startup business development and patent law.

Applications are due July 14. Learn more about the program and find out how to apply on the OHSU Innovation and Commercialization Internship webpage.

Featured innovation

Innovative Technology Series – Casey Reading Center

The Casey Reading Center, which is part of the Casey Eye Institute, works with clinical partners and sponsors to help advance new treatments for patients with eye diseases. The Casey Reading Center uses innovative software developed at OHSU to provide customized and advanced ophthalmic research to its partners. Learn more about the center by visiting their website.


Innovate Collaborate Oregon

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OHSU Innovates is a proud partner of Innovate Collaborate Oregon (ICOregon), a collaborative network of Oregon institutions, which aims to further support and encourage the growth of innovation and entrepreneurship across the state. By bringing together resources across multiple institutions ICOregon aims to promote innovative discoveries, establish successful collaborations, form new companies, and increase economic development in Oregon.


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