Thank you for your interest in Innovate Oregon! Your generosity enables us to direct resources to our programs which benefits the region’s civic, industry, and talent development communities.
Innovate Oregon is a strategic initiative launched by the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) that is focused on re-imagining how we can develop the talent needed to build an inclusive, innovation-based economy. This initiative recognizes that every aspect of our economy is being rapidly transformed by new digital technologies, and that it is essential that we develop a workforce that has the skills and mindsets of innovation.
Corporate development partners include companies such as IBM, Tektronix, SparkFun, and Stoller Family Estate, who have come together to help shape design and development challenges for the students that invigorates their learning with new purpose. Educational partners such as the Construct Foundation, Stanford’s d.school and the Ocean of Data Institute are also partnering with us to develop new approaches that embrace design thinking and agile development methodologies.
We use our funding to support community-based innovation initiatives such as make-a-thons, workshops and regional technology challenges. Learn more about our activities here: