During the Oregon Mass Timber Summit, industry leaders from around the globe discussed best practices and innovative ideas to advance the mass timber industry in Oregon. Mass Timber presents a new opportunity for Oregon to foster innovation to grow and develop the advanced wood products manufacturing industry, and to reinvigorate the natural resources based economies that once made our rural communities strong. TallWood Design Institute's own Iain Macdonald spoke of the role that applied research, product development and training can play in enabling this emerging industry.