Grants, Capital and Resources
A key competitive advantage is the availability of non-dilutive and early stage seed capital to support emerging bioscience companies combined with proven value-added resources to promote commercialization and assist start-ups in the state.
Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS): Cutting-edge research leads to successful products, processes and services. OARS funds research in diverse fields, ranging from medicine, agriculture and energy to manufacturing, aerospace and biotechnology.
Oklahoma Health Research: Oklahomans are developing treatments and conducting research to help people live longer, healthier lives. Through this program, basic human health research projects are funded to attract the much greater R&D funding necessary to move the work forward and develop treatments to help combat society’s greatest afflictions.
Oklahoma Plant Science Research: Plant science research, for the purpose of this program, means those research activities occurring at institutions of higher education, nonprofit research institutions and private enterprises, which involve basic research in plant productivity, renewable biomass, plant-based environmental applications and chemical platforms, plant-based solutions to improve nutrition, human and/or animal health or performance, process applications and seed management and the development of new products and services that shall form the basis of new, high-technology plant science/agriculture industry for Oklahoma.
Small Business Research Assistance (SBRA): The Oklahoma SBRA program helps Oklahoma small businesses identify and successfully compete for research funding through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and other federal programs.