2017 ORS 284.711¹
  • grants or loans
  • contracts
  • fees

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

(a) Promoting the commercialization of research from the private sector, universities and colleges, including investments in signature research centers where Oregon has a distinct or emerging advantage;

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

(c) Developing the entrepreneurial and management capacity critical to the competitiveness of Oregon traded sector industries or Oregon growth businesses in rapidly growing global markets.

(2) The council, the Oregon Business Development Commission, the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and the office of the State Treasurer shall coordinate policies and programs related to the duties of the council.

(3) Based on the state plan developed under ORS 284.715 (State plan for innovation and economic competitiveness) and subject to the approval of the Oregon Business Development Department, the council may distribute moneys in the Oregon Innovation Fund by grant or loan or pursuant to contracts with research institutions, the private sector and public entities.

(4) The council may assess and charge fees for making grants or loans under ORS 284.742 (Grants and loans for innovation-based economic development). [2005 c.748 §4; 2011 c.610 §3; 2015 c.196 §2; 2015 c.682 §8; 2015 c.767 §86]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 284—Organizations for Economic Development, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors284.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.