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Portland Business Journal: Meet the next wave of great Oregon inventors
Author: Andy Giegerich, Portland Business Journal
Posted: October 9, 2017

Read the original story in the Portland Business Journal.

The next big things in innovation, or at least the next big innovators from Oregon, are likely to get their due tomorrow in Portland.

InventOR, which pits high school and college inventor teams against each other, promises to present nine snappy ideas that could help all walks of business. The competition's winner could land as much as $50,000 in prizes.

The teams include Recycl3d, a McKay High School unit (a Portland State engineering student advises them) that collects plastic from school lunchrooms and converts it into materials for 3D printers.

From Oregon State University, Seiji's Bridge developed therapy toys for students with autism while Oregon Tech's uMalt "designed a transportable machine that allows Oregon farmers to malt barley or other grain products at a fraction of the cost, and using renewable energy," according to a release.

Other teams hail from George Fox University, PSU and the University of Portland. The program is presented by OMSI, The Lemelson Foundation and Business Oregon.

The event takes place at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.