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Research Solutions

Discover resources.

Locate and connect with faculty and student expertise.

Target investments

Invest in research opportunities that address your company’s need.

Achieve results.

Profitable improved processes and new developments.

Oregon State faculty excel at practical, problem-solving and innovative research that contributes to business success.

Oregon State faculty are recognized experts in their fields, and their research spans from basic research to applied problem-solving that can impact business innovation. Our faculty work with industry partners who will commercialize university research, leading to improved processes and profitable new products. Industry partners can access our global network of relationships with government agencies, universities, businesses and other organizations.

The Industry Partnering Program delivers real-world solutions by matching business needs to Oregon State expertise and resources. A joint venture of the OSU Foundation and the Research Office, the Industry Partnering Program helps industry access faculty and student talent, develop opportunities for sponsored research and use university facilities for research and development.


Ann Schmierer

Ann SchmiererCo-Director | Industry Partnering Program
Research Office

Julie BrandisCo-Director | Industry Partnering Program
OSU Foundation

The Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development leads OSU’s industry–sponsored research efforts and the commercialization of OSU innovations by evaluating markets, developing an intellectual property protection strategy and executing research, confidentiality, materials transfer, licensing and other industry agreements.  The OCCD is the bridge to commercial entities -from Oregon-based startups to large international companies, the OCCD facilitates OSU research to impact the world. To learn more about the industry sponsored research and contracting process:


Brian Wall

Brian Wall, Director | Office for Commercialization and Corporate Development
Research Office