OCAST Strategic Partners
OCAST is a state agency which is funded solely through state
appropriations and is uniquely positioned to serve as the bridge between
research activities and business needs. Through its network of
strategic partnerships, OCAST creates a continuum of services that
enables and accelerates the transition of ideas from the laboratory to
the market. It is through this continuum of services that OCAST is able
to carry out its mission of fostering innovation throughout Oklahoma’s
economy and generating a significant economic impact that is resultant
of such an endeavor.
The Oklahoma Innovation Model is a public private partnership which in addition to the four strategic partners also works closely with Higher Education, the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education, regional manufacturing associations, Oklahoma’s Department of Defense installations, private industry, Oklahoma economic development organizations and economic development organization in other states.