Research and development activity related to aerospace has been underway for decades in the state, and in the most recent decade for unmanned systems.
Office of Science and Innovation
Why Innovation Matters In Oklahoma
Innovation matters in Oklahoma. Oklahomans have a rich history of innovating in times of disruption. And today is one of those moments. Innovation is what propels our state forward, accelerates economic growth and solves society’s most challenging problems. Biotechnology, aerospace, and energy diversification advances are fueling Oklahoma’s innovation setting the stage for a new decade of advancement with new discoveries, products and services.
By leading and investing in innovation, Oklahoma will grow our economy, create new products and businesses that can provide Oklahomans with high-paying jobs, and accelerate our state’s competitiveness. That’s why the Office of Science and Innovation is dedicated to harnessing the power of ideation and Oklahoma’s pioneering spirit to propel Oklahoma to a TOP TEN for science and technology.
Oklahoma’s 2021-2026 Science and Innovation Strategic Plan is available to download.
This is a new era in Oklahoma, one that embraces innovation, science and technology, and leverages on our state’s unique assets to make Oklahoma a TOP TEN state for innovation.
Oklahoma is home to an expanding innovation ecosystem. There’s a confluence of forces within state leadership, industry, and the philanthropic community to grow Oklahoma’s innovation economy.
Oklahoma City Innovation District, Tulsa Innovation Labs, OSU Discovery Building, and the Oklahoma Pandemic Center for Innovation and Excellence are recent examples of Oklahoma’s commitment to creating an environment that embraces and nurtures innovative thinking.