Bike helmets from renewable materials - Milo Clauson, John Nairn, and Scott Leavengood assisted Corvallis entrepreneur Dan Coyle make his vision a reality. The wood and cork helmets stole the show at the recent PDX Bicycle Show. See Bikeportland.org article for the details.

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New publication - Business Model Innovation: The basic point of this article is that business model innovation is an opportunity, beyond traditional product and process innovations that are normally discussed. The authors define it as the way a company does business, involving various stakeholders. In other words, it is a bundle of activities that together serve to satisfy the needs of the market.

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

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

Calendar/Events

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…
05Mar2015

OWIC Innovation Days

Join us for the third annual OWIC Innovation Days!  Participants will have the opportunity to: Network with our students, your future employees Learn about cutting‐edge…