About

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) and Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI)

OTRADI fills the gap between research and commercialization by providing resources and expertise found nowhere else in Oregon. OTRADI operates the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI), the state’s first and only bioscience-focused incubator. This 29,000 square foot multi-client company bioscience complex provides startups and scientists access to entrepreneurial mentoring, state-of-the-art bioscience facilities, meeting and event space, and shared equipment. OBI is located on Portland’s South Waterfront, in the heart of the health and sciences cluster and is within walking distance of OHSU.

OTRADI is funded in part by the Oregon State Lottery and administered by the Oregon Business Development Department.



Background

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) was initiated in 2007 with a mission to translate scientific research developed in the state of Oregon’s research laboratories into commercial ventures. The word “translational” refers to this task: transforming research into industry.

OTRADI BOARD

Carl Anderson

Carl Anderson

Occupational Medicine Physician, Providence

Liisa Bozinovic

Liisa Bozinovic

Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Association

Ramsey Cox

Ramsey Cox

Founder, Ramsey Cox Media Relations and Public Affairs

David Forman

David Forman

Chief Executive Officer, OJCF

Jennifer Fox

Jennifer Fox

Director, Network & Outcomes, Autodesk Research

Aditi Martin, Board Chair

Aditi Martin, Board Chair

Senior Director, OHSU Collaborations and Entrepreneurship

Denise McCarty

Denise McCarty

Senior Strategic Relations Manager, Autodesk

Sean McClain

Sean McClain

CEO and Founder, AbSci

Karl Mundorff

Karl Mundorff

Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Oregon State University

Amanda Oborne

Amanda Oborne

Managing Director, Ideaship

Sandra Shotwell

Sandra Shotwell

Board Chair, Veana Therapeutics

Ken Wilson

Ken Wilson

Real Estate Project Executive, YMCA of Greater Seattle

OTRADI STAFF

Heather Ellis

Executive Director

Susan Thompson

Office Manager

Rene Miller

Associate Director

Adrienne Klein

Programs and Operations Specialist

Gordon Hoffman

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Bill Newman

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Heather Ellis

Executive Director

Susan Thompson

Office Manager

Rene Miller

Associate Director

Adrienne Klein

Programs and Operations Specialist

Gordon Hoffman

Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Bill Newman

Entrepreneur-in-Residence