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Oct 27th, 2014 Meet ONAMI's newest gap fund program start-up Onboard DynamicsOnboard Dynamics, a spinoff of Oregon State University-Cascades , and ONAMI's newest gap fund program company, is partnering with Czero to develop a next-generation natural gas engine that can refuel the vehicle from any low-pressure natural gas service line. ... Read More >>

Sep 24th, 2014 Microreactor pumps biodieselPORTLAND, Oregon — A tiny chemical reactor that can convert vegetable oil directly into biodiesel could help farmers turn some of their crops into homegrown fuel to operate agricultural equipment instead of relying on costly imported oil. The research on this novel approach to green energy is being conducted at the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, an ONAMI Technology Lab affiliated with Oregon State University. ... Read More >>

Sep 5th, 2014 Built Oregon is looking to write the Great Oregon (Innovation) NovelBuilt Oregon is a digital magazine that will tell the stories of entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration happening throughout Oregon. The Oregon story of innovation and entrepreneurship is one of passion, inspiration, perspiration, dedication, and collaboration. ... Read More >>

Aug 15th, 2014 ONAMI researchers land one of the first Walmart US Manufacturing Innovation Funds grantsCORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State University has been chosen for one of the first seven grants from the Walmart U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund created by Walmart and The Walmart Foundation to help accelerate manufacturing in the United States. The MBI facility in Corvallis, an ONAMI Technology Lab, will be the principal venue for research activities, and lead investigators Sundar Atre and Rajiv Malhotra are both ONAMI member researchers. ... Read More >>

Aug 14th, 2014 CSD Nano launches MoreSun Indiegogo campaignONAMI Gap Program company CSD Nano has launched a funding initiative that seeks beta sites to demonstrate the performance of its MoreSun anti-reflective coating for solar arrays. Company advisor John De Vos urges those interested in solar power to "check out the launch of our Indiegogo campaign for MoreSun - the world's first anti-reflective coating for direct application to solar panels already in the field." ... Read More >>

Aug 4th, 2014 Inpria and Amorphyx gather honors at SemiconONAMI gap fund portfolio companies Inpria and Amorphyx won significant recognition at the Silicon Innovation Forum at Semicon West, as both corporate and VC investors discussed strategies for early stage investments in semiconductor technology and adjacent fields. Inpria was highlighted by Intel Capital, Samsung Ventures and Applied Materials Ventures. ... Read More >>

Aug 1st, 2014 The man who brings science to lifeONAMI Entreprenuer-in-Residence Augie Sick helps breakthroughs in the lab solve problems and create jobs in the process. Augie Sick was in charge of mergers and acquisitions for Invitrogen, a California biotech company, when the Eugene firm Molecular Probes ... Read More >>

Jul 30th, 2014 Puralytics wins BlueTech Award at SIWWONAMI Gap Fund Program company Puralytics has won the the Disrupt-o-Meter™ Award at this year’s BlueTech awards at TechXchange at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW). Companies participated in the TechShowcase at the TechXchange, which provided a platform for innovative companies to connect with potential partners and investors from around the world. ... Read More >>

Jul 21st, 2014 DesignMedix closes second angel round of $1.5 millionDesignMedix, Inc., a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, has closed a second round of angel funding from investors in the Northwest. Investors include Portland Seed Fund, as well as members of Bellingham Angels, Oregon Angel Fund, Seraph Angel Network, Willamette Angel Conference, Keiretsu Angel Forum and Tacoma Angel Network. ... Read More >>

Jul 3rd, 2014 OSU grant allows researchers to continue fight against 'hidden killer'Oregon State University researchers, among them principal investigator and ONAMI member Adam Higgins, have won grants that will help them study the treatment and prevention of sepsis. The blood poisoning condition is fatal to more people in the U.S. each year than AIDS, breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to OSU. In that sense,it’s called the “hidden killer.” ... Read More >>

Jul 3rd, 2014 OSU scientists develop way to see 'chemistry in action' with imaging technologyONAMI Member Chong Fang, Oregon State University assistant professor of chemistry, and colleagues have helped develop a “molecular movie” technology that is more powerful than anything that has existed previously and, according to OSU, will enable extraordinary gains in bio-imaging and health research. The imaging is fast enough to observe life processes as they happen, frame by frame, at the molecular level, OSU announced today. ... Read More >>

Jun 20th, 2014 Inpria raises another $1.5 million for new semiconductor production technologyInpria, one of the first of now 40 ONAMI Gap Fund startup companies, has just announced that it's raised $1.45 million from the Oregon Angel Fund. OAF is a collection of local investors backing early-stage startups. Oregon startups typically start with small, local investors, and then hit up the big players once they've gained some traction. ... Read More >>

Jun 11th, 2014 Technology using microwave heating may impact electronics manufactureCORVALLIS, Ore. – Engineers at Oregon State University have successfully shown that a continuous flow reactor can produce high-quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating – essentially the same forces that heat up leftover food with such efficiency. ... Read More >>

Apr 22nd, 2014 2014 Willamette Angel Conference: A showcase of great ideas in OregonEnergy Storage Systems has won the 2014 Willamette Angel Conference, with an expected investment of at least $265,000. ONAMI is pleased to be a sponsor of the 6th Annual Willamette Angel Conference 2014, held this year in Eugene, Oregon, at the University of Oregon’s Ford Alumni Center ... Read More >>

Mar 28th, 2014 ONAMI commercialization project spinout lifts off in Oregon’s Willamette ValleyShoei Electronic Materials Inc. has bought property in west Eugene with plans to expand its research and development and start production of a nanotechnology that could revolutionize televisions, smartphones and other devices. The company, a subsidiary of Japan-based Shoei Chemical Inc., bought the 5-acre lot in the ... Read More >>

Feb 20th, 2014 ONAMI gap fund portfolio Inpria, Corp. today announced $4.7M in new investmentCORVALLIS, Ore. – Inpria Corporation, a pioneer in high-resolution photoresists, announced today that it has received $4.7M of a committed $7.3M financing. The round was led by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation ... Read More >>

Feb 13th, 2014 ONAMI gap company Amorphyx awarded prestigious National Science Foundation grantAmorphyx, an early-stage startup developing a new type of electronic device that reduces the cost of LCDs through simplifying the backplane manufacturing process, today announced that the National Science Foundation has awarded the company the prestigious Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 grant. ... Read More >>

Dec 9th, 2013 Oregon scientists offer new insights on controlling nanoparticle stabilityEUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability. The information, they say, could help to maintain a desired, integral property in nanoparticles ... Read More >>

Nov 6th, 2013 UO-OSU collaboration leads to breakthrough in understanding aluminumResearchers in the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry, a collaboration of the University of Oregon and Oregon State University, have developed the first platform to fully study and understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum – one of the world's most important metals. ... Read More >>

Oct 15th, 2013 MIM Diodes Pave Way For Higher-Speed CircuitsResearchers in the College of Engineering at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR) have made advances in metal-insulator-metal (MIM) diodes that could eventually render silicon-based integrated circuits (ICs) obsolete, at least for extremely high-speed, high-frequency applications. ... Read More >>

Apr 11th, 2013 A solar booster shot for natural gas power plantsRICHLAND, Wash. – Natural gas power plants can use about 20 percent less fuel when the sun is shining by injecting solar energy into natural gas with a new system being developed by the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The system converts natural gas and sunlight into a more energy-rich fuel called syngas ... Read More >>

Jun 12th, 2012 ONAMI Signature Researcher Discovers New Reflective CompoundCORVALLIS, Ore. – Mas Subramanian, OSU Professor of Chemistry and ONAMI’s first Signature Researcher, has discovered a new type of durable, environmentally-benign blue pigment that displays unusual characteristics in reflecting heat – it’s a “cool blue” compound that ... Read More >>