OMI Mission
The Oregon Metals Initiative, Inc. (OMI) is a consortium of metals industry companies and research institutions that pursues research to improve the long term competitiveness of the metals industry and the research infrastructure in Oregon.

OMI Achievements
OMI partners invest $1 million in over 20 research projects annually. The Oregon University System matches each corporate research dollar on a 1:1 basis for approved projects. Major achievements include new material discoveries, technological advances, multiple patents, and several successful commercial applications. To view the most recent annual report click here.

An OMI Success Story


• Train students to work in industry   • Solve processing and product problems
• Update curriculum   • Develop new products
• Support faculty on research projects   • Lower costs
• Add laboratory equipment   • Increase business productivity



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