The Oregon Innovation Council (Oregon InC) oversees Business Oregon’s innovation programs and has a variety of resources to support innovators to take new technologies from idea to market. It provides crucial early funding that promising technologies and entrepreneurs need to grow. Learn about one of their programs that help innovation-based companies accelerate their growth in their early stages.
As part of the State’s efforts to assist innovative companies, Oregon InC’s SBIR Support Program helps Oregon companies take advantage of non-dilutive federal funding. The program includes application support grants to help companies prepare better applications that are more likely to be funded, as well as matching grants to fill gaps where the federal funds cannot be used. The Matching Grant provides funding to help businesses build on projects and advance technologies developed using federal SBIR/STTR funds to help companies reach their next stage of growth.
With the Application Support Grants recently opened, and the Matching Grants planned to begin accepting applications mid-September, learn how these programs can help Oregon companies to leverage and expand nondilutive capital.
Jordana Barclay, Innovation Strategist, Business Oregon
Jordana Barclay is an Innovation Strategist at Business Oregon where she manages a variety of innovation-focused programs to support science and technology companies. Prior to Business Oregon, she created and supported local and statewide industry-led partnerships focused on workforce development.
Jordana has over 20 years of experience in developing and implementing programs that support businesses, innovators, and communities. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Wake Forest University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan.