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What is OCAST?

Concept to Commercialization, OCAST leads Oklahoma's Innovation Model. Along with our strategic partners we are Moving Your Ideas to Market

2022 Impact Report

The 2022 OCAST Impact Report highlights the agency's activities toward diversifying and growing Oklahoma's economy. With a history of proven success OCAST is now embarking on a bold new plan for the future – a future based on realizing opportunities in science, technology and innovation that will amplify Oklahoma's research strengths, its industrial and military complex and its legacy of natural resources.

OCAST is well positioned as a catalyst for exciting new opportunities in Oklahoma's high-growth areas – aerospace and autonomous systems; bioscience and biotechnology; and energy diversification.

Oklahoma's Innovation Ecosystem


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Learn more about the strategic partners that comprise Oklahoma's Innovation Ecosystem.

Innovation, collaboration and job creation are the core of what we do at OCAST and together with our strategic partners – the Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, i2E Inc., the New Product Development Center at Oklahoma State University and the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University Oklahoma – this partnership makes up the Oklahoma Innovation Ecosystem. This is a public-private partnership with a common mission and strategy to work collaboratively to expand Oklahoma’s pipeline of research activity, inventions, investment capital and advanced manufacturing.

**Effective 1/1/2022, start dates for program awards cannot be delayed more than 60 days and requests for delayed start dates will only be considered if there is a compelling reason such as an unavoidable delay in securing IRB approval, the principal investigator/project manager is unavoidably detained on another project, unavoidable material shortages, etc.  Additionally no-cost extensions to award contracts, including no cost extensions, cannot be permitted for more than 90 days.

Last Modified on Sep 27, 2022