Tripwire stewardship unites Oregon business and higher education

Tripwire is an active participant in community and educational programs intended to stimulate achievements in the high-tech sector and create new opportunities for America’s next generation of young engineers. Tripwire works closely with the academic community, hiring local interns to enhance their education and future goals in technology.


Stewardship begins by seeing to the basic needs of the community. For example, Tripwire’s participation in an ‘Tools for Schools’ program provided each student with a backpack and a year’s worth of school supplies. Another effort supplied a low-income, Head-Start classroom with books and every student with a warm winter coat, hat and gloves.

Tripwire CEO, Jim Johnson, currently serves on the OSU Foundation’s Presidents Campaign, the OSU advisory board, chairs the OSU Engineer College advisory board and is a contributing member of the Oregon Business Plan steering committee. Jim was also a member of the Oregon Council on Knowledge and Economic Development (OCKED) and is chair of the technology transfer sub-committee, which drove the successful establishment of Oregon’s first signature research center. This center leads the country in nanoscience and microtechnology interactions with funding of over $21M.

Tripwire recently had the honor to host Oregon Attorney General John Kroger’s first press conference, on the topic of better uniting Oregon business and higher education to ensure that intellectual property from the University system is fostered into Oregon business.