Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology

Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST)Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science & Technology
Mike Carolina
Executive Director
755 Research Parkway, Suite 110
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-3612
Phone: 405/319-8400
Fax: 405/319-8426
Toll Free: 866/265-2215

The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) is focused solely on technology - its development, transfer, commercialization and impact on our state's economy.

OCAST is charged with the mission of technology based economic development, a process designed to positively impact Oklahoma's economic future.

OCAST's mission:

  • To foster innovation in existing and developing businesses
    • By supporting basic and applied research
    • By facilitating technology transfer between research laboratories and firms and farms
    • By providing seed-capital for new innovative firms and their products
    • By fostering enhanced competitiveness in the national and international markets by small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in Oklahoma by stimulating productivity and modernization of such firms  O.S. 74 §5060.3

OCAST offers services including

  • Seed funds for human health research
  • Matching funds for research with commercial potential
  • Assistance with the cost of preparing SBIR proposals
  • Modernization assistance for small and medium-sized Oklahoma manufacturers
  • Instruction in preparing applications for OCAST peer reviewed funding competitions
  • Written expert commentary on all proposals submitted to OCAST funding competitions
  • Development of state proposals and management of grants to the state of federal funds
  • Supporting manufacturing extension, technology transfer and commercialization.
  • Information on federal research and technology transfer opportunities for businesses
  • Assistance for small Oklahoma firms with accessing and using federal and state technology resources

OCAST currently administers state funds to operate the following programs:

  • Oklahoma Health Research

  • Oklahoma Applied Research Support

  • Small Business Research Assistance 

  • Intern Partnerships

  • New Product Development Center

  • Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

  • OCAST Technology Business Finance Program

  • Inventors Assistance Service

  • Seed Capital Program

  • Plant Sciences Research

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