Oregon Statutes - Chapter 284 - Organizations for Economic Development - Section 284.711 - Duties.

(1) The Oregon Innovation Council shall provide advice to the Governor, the Legislative Assembly, public and private post-secondary educational institutions, public agencies that provide economic development and the private sector on issues related to:

(a) Promoting agreements between public and private post-secondary educational institutions and private industry that increase technology transfer and the commercialization of research;

(b) Promoting investment in specialized research facilities and signature research centers where Oregon has a distinct or emerging advantage for creating new products and businesses;

(c) Stimulating seed and start-up capital investment and entrepreneurial capacity that will promote economic growth in Oregon traded sector industries;

(d) Developing the entrepreneurial and management capacity critical to the competitiveness of Oregon traded sector industries and rapidly growing global markets;

(e) Enhancing the international competitiveness of Oregon traded sector industries; and

(f) Identifying workforce issues for occupations critical to the competitiveness of Oregon traded sector industries, including but not limited to scientific, engineering, information technology and business management occupations.

(2) The Oregon Innovation Council shall advise the Engineering and Technology Industry Council established in ORS 351.663 on how to coordinate the Engineering and Technology Industry Councilís goals and policies with the state plan developed under ORS 284.715.

(3) The council, the Oregon Economic and Community Development Commission, the State Board of Higher Education and the office of the State Treasurer shall coordinate policies and programs related to the duties of the council.

(4) Based on the state plan developed under ORS 284.715, the council may distribute moneys in the Oregon Innovation Fund by grant or pursuant to contracts with public and private post-secondary institutions, state agencies and private sector entities. [2005 c.748 §4]

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