ONAMI gap funding program

The ONAMI gap funding program provides critical support to early-stage technologies and Oregon companies collaborating with our member researchers and affiliated university shared user facilities—bridging the technical and customer adoption gaps between concept and commercialization. Whether you’re a brand new company/entrepreneur or an established Oregon small business pursuing a breakout opportunity, we can help with options to help fund your momentum:

Gap Funding

When your research yields breakthrough ideas, it can be tough to attract angel, venture or strategic investment without a proof of concept. ONAMI gap funding bridges that void with up to $250,000* for Oregon university-startup company collaborations to help you develop and test a product prototype, demonstrate a cost-effective fabrication process or cross the gap between current status and key customer requirements.
Learn more about requesting funding >>

Follow-On Funding (not through ONAMI)

If you’ve already seen your project through and need help getting—or staying—in the market, you’ll want to review our list of other potential funding sources, including venture capital groups, government agencies and campus resources such as university accelerators and venture development funds.
Check out more funding resources >>

Need help? Contact us at jlindquist@onami.us or 503-522-7031.

* All gap funding goes through universities, although subcontracts to the collaborating/beneficiary company are allowed where this makes sense (in most cases it does) for project task execution. To be considered for funding, collaborative Oregon university-company applicant teams must demonstrate a high-growth potential business opportunity and outline a collaborative project involving an ONAMI member researcher (whom we may be able to help identify) or extensive use of an ONAMI-affiliated shared user facility at one of our following partner organizations: