Oregon Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN)
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The Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (Oregon RAIN) leverages the regional strengths of the South Willamette Valley to generate innovation-based companies. Partners include the state of Oregon, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce and the South Valley Regional Solutions Center, as well as the cities of Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis and Albany, and economic development organizations. Mixed-use spaces near existing university research facilities provide a mix of fully equipped labs and offices, financing assistance and business consultation services. RAIN provides emerging companies with the human resources and infrastructure they need to succeed and helps researchers and technologists spin off new private companies that create jobs for Oregonians.