Propel PSU

Propel PSU

Portland State University is on the frontline of developing new ideas, technologies and programming that focus on addressing the major issues of the 21st century. Propel PSU believes entrepreneurship and commercialization increase the impact of innovative ideas. That’s why we partner with students, faculty members and client companies--to provide the wrap-around resources and support that grow ideas into positive impacts that transform Portland and beyond.

Innovation & Intellectual Property

Portland State's Innovation and Intellectual Property unit is responsible for protecting and managing patentable and copyrighted works developed in the course of PSU research activities. We work with faculty members, students and staff to promote the use and increase the impact of PSU innovations.

Center for Entrepreneurship

At the Center for Entrepreneurship, we propel students innovators to solve big problems that benefit our community. Through our exciting learning environment and program of events, students find the creative energy to expand their impact, explore new ideas, and bring their future into focus.

Portland State Business Accelerator

The Portland State Business Accelerator (PSBA) supports and serves tech, bioscience, and green companies from their early stage through growth by providing facilities, programming, and mentors while activating and engaging relationships with each other, PSU, and the entrepreneur ecosystem.

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University Venture Development Fund

The University Venture Development Fund provides Oregon universities the opportunity to accept gifts from individuals and organizations that wish to support research and commercialization activities at the universities. Donors receive a significant State of Oregon tax credit. The university technology transfer offices use the funds to facilitate the commercialization of university research and development.