The Micro-enterprise Inventors Program of Oregon (MIPO) and the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDC) will host the SBIR/STTR 2012 National Conference: Crack the Code an event that welcomes entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies, innovators, universities, and community partners to Portland, Oregon.

SBIR/STTR are competitive federal government grant programs that fund small businesses to develop innovative, high-risk technologies with the goal of increasing private sector commercialization into the marketplace.
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Jennifer Fox

Executive Director

Jennifer E. Fox, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of the Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) and the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI). Under her leadership as Executive Director, OTRADI designed, built-out and manages Oregon’s first, and only, bioscience-focused incubator—the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI). The OBI has been at capacity since opening in mid-2013, with six bioscience client companies. In response to an ever-growing waiting list of bio-startups, the OBI is expanding to house ten or more companies starting in spring 2015. OTRADI launched a second location—OTRADI South—in Corvallis in 
March 2015.

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) is an Oregon Signature Research Center that facilitates scientific collaboration and the commercialization of new bioscience discoveries. OTRADI works with partners in the bioscience sector to discover, develop and commercialize pharmaceutical drugs, diagnostics, medical devices and products using its expertise and equipment.