Pape Family Innovation Center

Young woman in lab coat with pipette and young man in lab coat beside her
Papé Family Innovation Center

Entrepreneurs can lease wet lab spaces at the Papé Family Innovation Center located in Knight Campus Building 1 — a necessity for culturing cells or working with chemicals. Such activities provide critical proof-of-principle that a new invention is worthy of significant investment. The facilities foster “spin-ins”—established companies that come to the UO to collaborate in close proximity to students being trained in the Knight Campus and other applied science programs. The ultimate result of these diverse activities is scientific discoveries that launch or grow businesses, adding jobs and economic development for Oregon.

Lab work stations

Accelerating Entrepreneurship

The Papé Family Innovation Center features 4,000+ square feet of shared and private labs, meeting rooms and shared co-working space. Facilities include: 

  • Space for research equipment and tools
  • Hoods, lockable storage furniture/refrigeration, benches, autoclaves/glass washing
  • Printers, copier, desk space, lockable cabinets/drawers, white boards
  • 3 conference/meeting rooms available for scheduling
Architects' rendering of The Papé Family Innovation Center

Faster Forward

  • Making it easier and faster to translate academic research into patents, inventions, startup companies, and collaborations with industry 
  • Expanding opportunities for UO students to participate in translational research activities
  • Leveraging other points of excellence in the Knight Campus: programs, people, and centers that foster applied research and help develop important work into applications that help people and benefit society

More about the Papé Gift

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