The state of Oregon this month kicked off a program that will allocate an evergreen fund of $14 million in tax credit-eligible donations to state-supported universities to fund the commercialization of university research and university entrepreneurial education.
 
The initiative is unique, according to state officials, who said it is the first such program to offer an incentive for state citizens to invest in commercializing university research.
 

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