The Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance along with the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, i2E, and OSU’s New Product Development Center forms the Oklahoma Innovation Model. It is an integrated solution for innovation. OCAST funds qualified research, i2E then delivers concept validation and secures growth-stage capital. The Manufacturing Alliance helps ramp innovation from the concept or startup-stage to full-scale manufacturing implementation.
Each without the other three would be challenged to have substantial economic development. Together, the partnership provides the best return on investment in the creation of high-wage jobs, especially in traditionally underserved rural areas of the state.