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Oklahoma offers multiple incentive programs to benefit bioscience companies.
University Research Park
University Research Park is a springboard to further biomedical research, encouraging the commercialization of equipment and technologies. The campus has more than 700,000 square feet of modern research lab and office space and is home to more than 40 science-based companies.
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
More than 300 researchers at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) make ground-breaking discoveries as they explore the mysteries of human diseases including Alzheimer’s, brain diseases, cancers, diabetes and lupus.
Animal Nutrition and Physiology Research Center
Oklahoma State University’s Animal Nutrition and Physiology Research Center is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to conducting animal studies related to climate variability, production efficiency and sustainability in the areas of animal and human health, genetics, growth, nutrition, reproduction, and general well-being.
As the state’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, Stephenson also ranks No. 1 among all cancer centers in the nation for the number of people participating in NCI-sponsored clinical trials.
(OBI) is the sixth largest, non-profit blood collector in America and one of only 25 cord blood centers worldwide. OBI physicians provide comprehensive training to residents and fellows at The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
In one of the largest and top-funded diabetes research programs in the world—exceeding $100 million over the last decade—Harold Hamm Diabetes Center experts cross disciplines to examine causes and complications of diabetes.
One of the largest and most experienced proton centers in the country and one of just five proton centers in the Southwest, the Oklahoma Proton Therapy Center combines state-of-the-art technology and collaborative partnerships with top institutions like the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute to offer comprehensive treatment solutions and access to national clinical trials.
Oklahoma is a state that fosters innovative ideas and a pioneering spirit. A hub for life sciences and medical research combines with a focus on growing venture capital and low cost of doing business to create a dynamic state for entrepreneurs.
The Tom Love Innovation Hub is a leader in Oklahoma’s entrepreneurial sector. Its programs have rapidly grown, producing an estimated economic impact of more than $200 million on the Oklahoma economy since 2018.
i2E’s investment arm, i2E Management Company Inc. (iMCI), has more than $90 million of investment capital under management. iMCI serves Oklahoma companies in all phases of the business life cycle, from startups looking for their first round of capital to established businesses seeking funding to expand their markets or products.
The Love’s Cup
The Love’s Cup is a statewide collegiate business plan competition that simulates the real-world process of researching a market, writing a business plan and making a presentation to potential investors. In the 16-year history, nearly 2,458 college students from 36 campuses statewide have been awarded $2.1 million in cash, as well as additional scholarships and fellowships. More than 38 plans have turned into a scalable business.
Located east of downtown Oklahoma City and already the home of the city’s bioscience sector, the Innovation District is an epicenter for collaboration, innovation, opportunity, and economic growth. The district’s strategic plan for growth will create additional opportunities for next-level innovation, investing in high-quality places where research institutions, firms, and talent concentrate and connect.
A Ready Workforce
- 180,000+ employed in bioscience
- 41% growth in life science program studies since 2010
- Cyber Security and Informatics in Healthcare: The University of Tulsa (TU) is one of 14 federally-designated Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education. TU’s Collins College of Business offers a minor in Healthcare Informatics which combines technology with healthcare to support better patient outcomes by transformingthe planning, delivery and management of healthcare.
Click below to view the Innovation District’s interactive map of biotechnology organizations.
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