We will build on our State's long tradition of outstanding higher education to establish a dedicated graduate school exclusively focused on professional training in the two most exciting foundation technologies of the 21st century and the key overlap between them.


Our model: Develop catalytic tech talent and drive economic growth

IDEALS, a not for profit corporation, will locate its campus in the heart of Portland, a dynamic growing city. By providing world-class educational opportunities for students in two of the fastest growing platform technologies, IDEALS will develop top-level talent for digital and biomedical companies and help ensure:

Business attraction

Business growth

Robust new business formation

Higher wage job creation

Dynamic GDP expansion

Turning vision into reality

The IDEALS team is now locating a landmark Portland campus and recruiting a founding academic institution. The goal is to select an academic partner in early 2020, enroll students in a temporary space in 2021, and open a Portland campus in 2023.