Celebrating Research and Entrepreneurship

Celebrating Research and Entrepreneurship

What goes best with the month of October? Here at the University of Oregon, the answer is fall leaves, Duck football--and research, of course.

To celebrate the variety and depth of the work the UO faculty does all year long, the office of Research, Innovation, and Graduate Education has dubbed October "Research Month" and created a month of research-related activities and events.

Here at the Lundquist College, we are proud of our own faculty's work on topics as diverse as librarians' evolving attitudes towards the Internet, the greening of the RV business, and the influence of employee stock options on corporate financing, to name just a few.

We're equally proud of the ways our students and faculty help bring research to the marketplace through the UO's Technology Entrepreneurship Program, among other initiatives.

When research thrives, the community benefits. Companies like Cascade Prodrug, QE Chemicals, Perpetual Power Source Technologies, and Floragenex are just a few of the UO-grown startups that brought nearly $40 million in revenue and more than 270 jobs to Oregon in the past fiscal year.

The Lundquist College is honored to play a part in Research Month through our gold-level sponsorship of Startup Weekend Eugene, a three-day event that provides an opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business idea and gain feedback from their peers. Nathan Lillegard, program manager of the college's Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, will serve as one of the coaches at the event.

Find out more about Research Month.