In FY11, OSU researchers competed successfully for $261.7 million in research grants and contracts. The jobs they created bring direct economic benefits to Oregon. Collaborative projects address problems in coastal communities, cities, farms, forests and high-desert ranches. Licensing revenues for OSU technologies increased 60 percent in FY11 to $4 million. More examples:
Signature research partnerships. Efforts to develop new medicines (OTRADI), “green” technologies (Oregon BEST) and microtechnologies (ONAMI) link OSU researchers with collaborators in industry and other Oregon universities.
Feed the world. Wheat from Pendleton. Beef from Brothers. Onions from Ontario. Pears from Medford. Oregon agriculture earned more than $4 billion in FY10, spurred by a network of more than 400 scientists working in 12 agricultural experiment stations around the state.
Sustainable energy. The sun, ocean waves, the atom, hydrogen, wind, biofuels. OSU researchers are working with businesses, the Bonneville Power Administration and other universities to create a new energy infrastructure.
A roadmap for research. The principles that guide OSU research: collaboration, relevance, integration, accessibility and leadership. Read the new Research Agenda.