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Economic impact assessment of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Final Report

Citation

O'Connor, A., Wood, D., & Walls, H. (2008). Economic impact assessment of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI). Final Report. (Prepared for Innovation & Economic Strategies Division, Oregon Economic and Community Development Department). San Francisco, CA: RTI International.

Abstract

The Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) is a novel economic development initiative that integrates the nanoscience and microtechnology programs at Oregon’s major science and technology research institutions: Oregon State University (OSU), Portland State University (PSU), University of Oregon (UO), Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL), and, more recently, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU).

Established in July 2003, ONAMI is Oregon’s first signature research center. It was established pursuant to the philosophy and university administrators’ and researchers’ acknowledgement that the combined, coordinated efforts of Oregon’s research universities would be able to acquire more funding, deliver greater economic potential, and offer better educational and employment opportunities for Oregonians than if each university launched individual initiatives.