The following university and local community entrepreneurial resources can be useful for students, faculty/staff and community members exploring a startup or university venture.

Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship

Lillis Business Complex 345

Housed in the Lundquist College of Business, the center serves as a central node of the University of Oregon’s innovation network through connections across campus and into the local community. Through programs, events, competitions, classes, and trips, the center provides activities for students to broaden their education with experiences, hands-on learning, and connections. With a strong network of mentors and alumni on the West Coast, the center provides an on-ramp to the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Oregon and beyond.

Innovation Partnership Services

677 E. 12th Avenue, Suite 500

Innovation Partnership Services (IPS) collaborates with faculty and staff members, students, and private industry partners to accelerate research and teaching innovations at the University of Oregon. IPS provides training and a range of resources to support intellectual property management, acquisition, and strategy development.

Innovation Network

The University of Oregon’s Innovation Network (In) helps to coordinate innovation and entrepreneurial activities, turning ideas into action by supporting, connecting, and expanding the Oregon entrepreneurial network and community. We invite you to subscribe to our email list, join our events, and engage directly with our partners across campus.
This guide will lead you to many of the University of Oregon Library’s databases (as well as a few Web resources) which are useful for business research on companies, industries, markets, and other business related topics.

Business Law Clinic

School of Law

The University of Oregon School of Law Business Law Clinic provides free legal services to Oregon business owners. Clients pay only filing fees and out-of-pocket costs. During the academic year (September – May), third-year law students, directly supervised by a practicing business attorney, advise on legal issues concerning contracts, leases, entity formation, and other business matters.

Craft Center

EMU Lower Level

The Craft Center offers a comprehensive arts program open to UO students, faculty and staff, as well as Eugene community members. The Center is both educational and recreational, and encourages all levels of interest, from beginning hobbyist to serious artist. With well-equipped studios and extensive workshops in most areas of the visual arts, the Center augments and compliments the educational opportunities available at the UO.

Design and Innovation Shop

101 Cascade Annex

Offering an array of high- and low-tech tools, the spaces give students, faculty and businesses powerful new ways to design prototypes, try out ideas, and make things that enhance their university experience, regardless of their majors or educational goals.  The only place on campus that can fabricate metal.

DeArmond Makerspace

Allan Price Science Commons & Research Library

The DeArmond MakerSpace is a DIY space for use by University of Oregon students, staff and faculty from any department. 

RAIN Eugene

942 Olive Street

RAIN Eugene connects the local innovation ecosystem around the University of Oregon and the cities of Eugene and Springfield with the entrepreneurial community to create high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies that can grow and thrive in our community. RAIN Eugene is managed as a virtual nonprofit by the University of Oregon, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Eugene.
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