ONAMI Commercialization

ONAMI was created to advance the leading economic sector in Oregon and expand the benefits of technology innovation to traditional and natural resource industries. Our commercialization program is designed to bring Oregon technologies to the marketplace and support the companies behind them. We focus on the critical early stages of technology commercialization where a GAP between research and product often leaves potentially successful enterprises in the so-called “valley of death.”

Gap Program Structure

ONAMI’s commercialization strategy is designed to maximize creation of high-wage jobs in Oregon. Funds are provided to Oregon universities or to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and may be used to pay for purchased materials, direct project labor, some overhead/indirect expenses that can be tied to the project, and related intellectual property protection (universities only). Read More »

Requesting Funding

ONAMI member faculty, PNNL staff and shared-user facility managers are invited to submit proposals for the commercialization of nanoscience and/or microtechnologies. Read More »


A number of venture capital, non-profit, and government websites have information to assist… Read More »

Gap Program News

Amorphyx and Inpria: Two ONAMI Companies Showcased at Semicon West 2013
Corvallis, Ore. – June 3, 2013. ONAMI commercialization gap fund companies Amorphyx and Inpria have been accepted into the Semicon Innovators Forum at Semicon West, which is sponsored and led by the venture arms of major semiconductor industry participants. The forum will be followed by a reception . . .Read More »

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