Industry, Innovation, and Translation

Our Industry, Innovation, and Translation (IIT) unit is here to be your innovation concierge and industry liaison. If you are creating innovations as part of your research at the UO, IIT can help you with many aspects of your innovation journey.

IIT is the home of two units: Economic Development and Industry Engagement and Innovation Partners.

  • Economic Development and Industry Engagement is your facilitator for industry research connections and research-based economic development.
  • Innovation Partners leads the development and translation of research into products and services to improve our lives. 

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Contact Information

We're here to help! Use the button above to schedule a consultation about your specific project or context. We're also happy to answer questions by phone or email.

Email address:

Phone number: 541-346-3176

Street address: 677 E 12th Avenue, Suite 500, Eugene, OR 97403

Our Staff

Dana Siebert
Interim Associate Vice President of Innovation

Tina Guldberg
Assistant Vice President for Economic Development and Industry Engagement

Jim Deane
Associate Director
Orca Merwin
Associate Director
Mandy Gettler
Senior Innovation Asset Administrator
Christine Gramer
Senior Technology Development Associate
Vanessa Ringgold
Licensing & Contracts Officer