Commerce Department Awards Coalition $250,000 Technology Grant.WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 11, 1999--
The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Oregon University System The Oregon University System (OUS) consists of seven public, four-year universities in the State of Oregon administered by the Chancellor of the OUS, who serves at the will and pleasure of the Oregon State Board of Higher Education. , acting on behalf of a statewide coalition, a matching grant matching grant Academia Non-peer-reviewed funding in which a commercial enterprise, foundation, or philanthropy, federal government, contributes a sum of money that 'matches' a financial contribution made by an institution, university or hospital. of $250,000 to add a technology development and commercialization program to economic development efforts in Oregon.
The grant comes from the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Technology, or EPSCoT, which supports state and local efforts to promote technology-based economic development in states that have been traditionally under-funded by federal research programs.
It will support the work of the Economic Development Joint Boards Working Group, a statewide task force appointed by Governor Kitzhaber that aims to improve the state's economic growth by encouraging government, academia and business to work collaboratively. The task force is focused on increasing research and development, knowledge transfer and industry cluster identification and assistance.
Oregon's grant proposal is a statewide collaboration that includes OUS, Oregon Emerging Business Initiative, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department The Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (ECDD) is an agency of the government of the U.S. state of Oregon, providing support of economic and community development and cultural enhancement through administration of a variety of programs of incentives, financial , Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum, Oregon Bioscience Association, Software Association of Oregon The Software Association of Oregon (SAO) was formed in 1989 in order to foster an environment that fuels the growth of the software industry in the state of Oregon, USA. , Oregon State Bar Business Law Section, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
An accountant who has met certain standards, including experience, age, and licensing, and passed exams in a particular state. , Oregon Independent Colleges Association, International Sustainable Development Sustainable development is a socio-ecological process characterized by the fulfilment of human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely. The linkage between environment and development was globally recognized in 1980, when the International Union Foundation, and the Joint Boards Working Group.
OUS will administer the grant with OECDD OECDD Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (State of Oregon) and will spearhead the statewide planning and support processes.
"This grant really acknowledges the effort being made to develop Oregon's economy using partnerships among business, government and higher education," said Chancellor Joe Cox of the Oregon University System. "It reinforces the view that we're on the right track in supporting businesses statewreased jobs and economic development for Oregonhe climate for entrepreneurs in Oregon and helptheir company growth, they simply don't have thealization of academic research discoveries."
"We're really pleased to receive federal support for our efforts," said Buckley. "Oregon is one of only 11 states that have received this particular grant. We believe the additional funding will help us lay an even stronger foundation for stimulating economic development in Oregon."
Buckley said the Governor's Office and members of the Oregon Congressional delegation played key roles in securing the grant for Oregon. Other recipient states include Vermont, Nevada, Nebraska, Maine, South Carolina South Carolina, state of the SE United States. It is bordered by North Carolina (N), the Atlantic Ocean (SE), and Georgia (SW). Facts and Figures
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