The UO's Office of Research, Innovation and Graduate Education has created a new web page that links to various stories – some produced by the UO and others by external media – about the Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (Oregon RAIN).
Oregon RAIN is intended to leverage regional strengths of the South Willamette Valley to generate innovation-based companies. Partners include the state of Oregon, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and the South Valley Regional Solutions Center. The cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis and Albany are also partners, along with regional economic development organizations.
Mixed-use spaces near existing university research facilities provide labs and offices, financing assistance and business consultation services for the innovation network.
Oregon RAIN also provides the human resources and infrastructure that emerging companies often need to succeed, and helps researchers and technologists spin off new, private companies that create jobs for Oregonians.
- from the UO Office of Strategic Communications