OHSU innovators

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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.

2022 Research and Innovation Awards

2022 Research and Innovation Award Winners

Congratulations to the OHSU members recognized in the 2022 Research and Innovation Awards program, which highlights those in our community who have been successful in building new partnerships and innovations over the past year. This includes recognition of those who have received patents, participated in industry-sponsored research and successfully had their inventions licensed for commercialization. In addition, five OHSU members are honored for their significant contributions to innovation and entrepreneurship this year.  Read the full 2022 Research and Innovation Awards program.

Featured news

Oregon's Bio Boom 2022 Economic Impact Report front page

The Oregon Bioscience Association releases their 2022 Economic Impact Report

This year’s economic impact report from the Oregon Bioscience Association provides details on Oregon’s thriving bioscience ecosystem. The bioscience sector demonstrated a total impact of $15.6 billion in output, $5 billion in income and nearly 66,000 jobs statewide. The report also breaks metrics down sectors, examining both the private bioscience industry and life science research in Oregon.  Life science research at Oregon universities and hospitals, including OHSU, directly generated $882.3 million in economic activity, including $522.8 million in wages and 5,870 jobs. View the full 2022 Economic Impact Report for more details.   

Featured event

Biomedical Entrepreneurship Fireside Chat Series

Fireside chats with biomedical entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts help academic innovators quickly learn the essentials. Visit the UW events page for details about each session, and register here.  

June 30, 2022, 2-3pm 
Week 1: Biomedical Entrepreneurship and Its Unique Challenges  

July 7, 2022, 2-3pm  
Week 2: Biomedical Business Models, Budgets, and Funding Sources 

July 14, 2022, 2-3pm 
 Week 3: Biomedical Regulatory Strategy and Product Development 

July 21, 2022, 2-3pm 
Week 4: PNW Regional Resources for Biomedical Entrepreneurs 


We welcome and appreciate the collaborative nature of organizations that want to be a part of the ongoing innovative and entrepreneurial efforts at OHSU. Thank you to our sponsors!  

OHSU Innovates Sponsors
OHSU sponsors include Stoel Rives LLP, Lee & Hayes, Stern Kessler Goldstein & Fox, Kilpatrick Townsend, Klarquist, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt.

Featured startup

OHSU Startup Company GoCheck aims to improve early diagnosis of ophthalmic diseases

Oregon Health & Science University’s (OHSU) startup company, GoCheck, has a clear mission to protect kids from preventable vision impairment and blindness. Based on foundational technology from OHSU faculty member David Huang, M.D., Ph.D., the company’s product, GoCheck Kids, utilizes a phone-based screening platform to provide instant and affordable early eye screening.

View the video that tells the story of one family where the utilization of GoCheck Kids’ screening tool at a routine pediatric check-up led to the eventual diagnosis of the potentially fatal cancer, retinoblastoma. Read the full GoCheck company profile on OHSU Innovates to hear about the impact their screening tool is having on the lives of patients, and visit the GoCheck company website to learn more.