Oregon

 

Innovators and hard work are at the heart of its foundation

 

A State of Innovation

The Tradition Continues

 

Oregon is home to a new generation of makers and creators

 

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What is Innovate Oregon?

Innovate Oregon is a bold and inclusive initiative to ignite and amplify a culture of creative problem solving and empower the next generation of innovators to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our state. We are aligning leadership with grassroots efforts in our civic, industry and talent development communities in powerful new ways.  By operating from a new standpoint of collaboration, we can take risks with invention and re-imagine our collective definition of what is possible.
The best part? It’s not an idea. It’s already happening. Join us!
 

 

Reimagining the possible. Creating it now.

Natural Resources

Agriculture, viticulture, timber, fishing, the outdoors… all are at the heart of our Oregon economy. But new, digital technologies are shaping these sectors as never before, letting us be smarter and faster in order to reduce costs and improve results. Whole new fields like AgTech and WineTech are emerging and technologies like cross-laminated timber are bringing new businesses. Our future natural resource stewards need to be at the forefront of these advances.

Manufacturing & Hi-Tech

Our manufacturing and hi-tech sectors employ more people than any others. Between rapidly advancing production technologies and new fields like Internet of Things (IoT), every industry segment in Oregon is changing and adapting at increasing speeds. To continue to grow and keep ourselves at the cutting edge of new markets, Oregonians need to be empowered with the skills and mindsets of innovation.

Creative

In the innovation economy, the creative sector is emerging as a critical component to fuel long-term economic growth. The creative sector brings together designers, coders and makers to continually develop new solutions that drive business opportunities. Oregon, has a long history of innovation. Founded by risk-taking pioneers –  innovators in the truest sense – Oregonians continue to create, invent and expand their potential everyday.

Who we are…

Industry Professionals

Industry Professionals

Local businesses impacting big change.

Offering expertise and mentor-ship to help solve our complex problems.

Students

Students

Challenging young minds to discover tomorrow’s solutions.

Learning to see ourselves as creative innovators, beyond the limits of the classroom.

Educators

Educators

Improving the way we teach, communicate, learn.

Providing the tools for students to unlock their potential as creative problem solvers and innovators.

People

People

We are everyday people… Like you and I.

Supporting our students and community, developing ideas, and enacting change.

Our Stories & Experiences

i3 Centers: the future of education

It all began with a crazy idea. What if we transformed a 10,000 square foot ag shop at Dayton High School into a new space, a multidimensional makerspace built around an ideation lab. A place where all students felt a sense of belonging, regardless of their interests?...

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What is Agile?

The word, “agile”, is thrown around a lot these days. But what does it mean and why is it used so often? We all know the standard dictionary definition: “to be able to move quickly and easily”. But there is a new definition that is having a profound impact on our...

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Partnering In Our Communities

Working together to create tomorrow

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Who

Educators, students, businesses, government and community leaders

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What

We are working together to create an inclusive innovation-based economy

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Why

We are committed to creating new opportunities for our communities

Innovate Oregon Initiatives

The education arm of Technology Association of Oregon, Innovate Oregon selected Yamhill County – a perfect blend of small-town agricultural tradition with burgeoning centers of industry and commerce – to show how bold, nimble ways of developing talent can provide a workforce for the future, wherever needed. One by one, we are inspiring every community in the county to innovate, invent and achieve.

Partners

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Local Changes Can Have Global Impacts.

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