Dr. John Simonsen is partnering with EcNow Tech, a Corvallis company providing sustainable products to a variety of industries to produce a novel ice cream spoon. The project is funded by Oregon BEST and is just now getting underway. The new spoon will be compostable and made of a bioplastic filled with local renewable materials. Thus it will be compostable and sustainable.  See College of Engineering blog for more information.

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Our Annual Report for 2013 is now available - see http://owic.oregonstate.edu/annual-report-2013

Enhancing Innovativeness Through Attracting More Women into Your Workforce - the 6th publication in our Executive Innovation Briefs - Have a look!

New Publication - Why Culture is Key, summary of a Strategy + Business magazine article that explores the connection between strategy, culture, and innovation. 

Calendar/Events

08Sep2014

NAWLA Wood Basics

The NAWLA Wood Basics Course was started in 1981 to educate and develop a skilled workforce for the forest products industry. Over 1,500 have graduated from the Course since its inception,…
17Oct2014

PWLA Innovation Summit

Please join us for a morning of learning with professors from the Oregon State University Department of Wood Science and Engineering. We’ll get to learn about exciting new…
16Dec2014

Quality Control in Wood Products Manufacturing

Course Description This workshop will introduce participants to many of the key tools of quality control – brainstorming, Pareto charts, checksheets, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, design of…