Innovation Center

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Innovation and Engagement

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.

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The Papé Family Innovation Center

The first of two Papé Family Innovation Center facilities is located in the current Knight Campus building. The first offers a pragmatic mix of meeting spaces, wet lab benches, and procedure rooms—precisely what researchers need to translate scientific discoveries into practical applications. The second will be part of the next phase of construction and will offer individual modules that companies can lease, offering flexibility for different kinds of startups. Together, they are designed with one purpose: to expedite scientific entrepreneurship.

Spaces are currently available for lease. For more information, click on the link below or email us at  

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Speaker Series

The Knight Campus Entrepreneurship Speaker Series features life-science entrepreneurs who have started companies based on their research or engaged in other innovation activities.

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Seed Funding

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.


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Gift Boosts UO Innovation

The Lundquist College of Business and the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact are celebrating a $10 million gift to the University of Oregon in support of innovation and entrepreneurship as well as faculty excellence.

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For information on Knight Campus innovation, contact Moira Kiltie, Associate Vice President and Acting Manager, Papé Family Innovation Center.