The Knight Campus sits at the center of a robust innovation ecosystem. Our combination of programs, resources, connections and space enable faculty and students alike to develop the commercial potential of their research.
The first Knight Campus building will house a dynamic 6,000 square-foot innovation center. The center will feature leasable spaces, ranging from seats at shared lab spaces to private labs and offices, along with access to UO core research facilities, specialized equipment, and a community of entrepreneurs pursuing research-based startups. Details will be available soon.
The Knight Campus sponsors a growing suite of workshops and courses to educate the next generation of life-science innovators. Our Lens of the Market curriculum, in collaboration with ecosVC, leverages participants’ current research to explore commercialization processes. Our short workshops tackle topics such as design thinking and intellectual property for life-science entrepreneurs. We are actively developing a set of formal courses, too, in support of a planned graduate program in collaboration with UO’s Lundquist College of Business.
Knight Campus primary faculty are eligible to apply for grants to assist with startup costs and to position their companies to be competitive for other funding sources.
As a comprehensive research university, UO hosts a variety of entrepreneurship programs, resources, groups and events under the umbrella of the UO Innovation Initiative.