Legislation and Rules
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) was established in 1987 as the state’s agency for technology-based economic development. OCAST’s mandate is to “expand and diversify Oklahoma’s economy and provide new and higher quality jobs for Oklahomans” by encouraging “. . . the development of new products, new processes and whole new industries in Oklahoma.” (O.S. 74, Sections 5060.1a and 5060.2A)
In compliance with Oklahoma Statutes Section 3106.4 Title 74, links to any statutes affecting OCAST and its operation or that the public may find useful in interacting with OCAST and any administrative rules adopted or submitted by OCAST pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act are available in the documents linked below.
As authorized through Oklahoma Administrative Code OCAST has developed program specifications for each of its funding programs. These specifications are the rules that govern the management of each program.
Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS) Specifications
Oklahoma Health Research Program Specifications
Intern Partnerships Program Specifications
Oklahoma Plant Science Research Program Specifications
Technology Business Finance Program (TBFP) Specifications
Effective September 17, 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt, created the Governor's Science and Innovation Council chaired by the secretary of science and innovation and staffed by OCAST.