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University Venture Development Fund

The University Venture Development Fund supports the transfer of successful academic research into commercial applications. By encouraging this innovation with gifts to the fund, donors receive state income tax credits of up to 60 percent of their gift.


“With PSU, we have a research university in our backyard and exciting opportunities to develop catalytic projects and create jobs. PSU's Venture Development Fund is one of the most efficient mechanisms I can think of to grow the economy in Oregon.”

-Mark Rosenbaum, Portland Development Commission former chair

PSU research has created new companies and jobs. But it takes capital to put promising ideas to work. Individuals and corporations can support promising research, stimulate productive economic activity and receive a generous tax credit by giving to the University Venture Development Fund at PSU.   

Success Story: SweetSense Inc featured in Forbes


Frequently Asked Questions

Tax Credit Certificate Application

Tax Calculator

For more information, contact Kristin Coppola, Associate Vice President for Development,
(503) 725-8799,