Reports & Brochures
OCAST's Strategic Plan, along with OneOklahoma: a Strategic Plan for Science and Technology in Oklahoma, 2012, is a path to innovation, job growth and increasing the state’s ability to compete in the global knowledge economy.
Building Oklahoma's Science and Technology Enterprise
A Strategic Plan for the Development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Enterprise in the State of Oklahoma
2012 assessment of the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology’s role in Oklahoma’s technology‐based economic development ecosystem
OCAST continually strives to increase the impact of its programs in assisting industry and the research community to grow Oklahoma’s economy through science and technology. Ongoing efforts to achieve this goal include pursuing additional funding through grants, cooperative agreements and other opportunities to realize its mission and enhance its core programs; working to achieve an OCAST appropriation sufficient to meet market demand for technology-based economic development programs and support, as defined by OCAST’s advisory committees, affiliate organizations, clients, stakeholders and board; reviewing OCAST programs for potential updates, modifications and opportunities to further streamline program operations.
OCAST each year conducts an extensive data search of its research projects dating back to 1987, and combines the latest numbers with previous experience to develop a cumulative impact. That impact number to date is $20.39 returned to the state for every dollar Oklahoma has invested through OCAST since its beginnings in 1987. The current and previous years Impact Reports are below.
2016 OCAST Impact Report
2015 OCAST Impact Report
2014 OCAST Impact Report
2013 OCAST Impact Report
2012 OCAST Impact Report (individual pages, full layout)
The Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) fosters innovation in existing and developing businesses, helps Oklahomans develop the products, technology and treatments of tomorrow and moves those high-potential research projects into the marketplace.