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Need a Little Change?


We can help.


Sometimes All You Need to Change the World is a Little Support.

Our Mission.

We're dedicated to helping science and technology-focused innovators solve our nation's greatest challenges by leveraging the Small Business Innovation & Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs (SBIR/STTR) as a tool to launch a small business.

Our Vision.

We're committed to transforming Oklahoma into a leader of innovation by inspiring women, minority, disabled, veteran, and socially or economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs to help build our ecosystem and see Oklahoma thrive as a top ten state for innovation.

Our Network.

We utilize a strong and diverse network of partners including higher education institutions, state agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and nonprofits that enable us to extend our reach and provide free services statewide.

Our Programs.

Our expertise in the SBIR/STTR arena guides companies through every step of submitting a competitive proposal while providing hands-on technical and business assistance and mentorship on how to use SBIR funding to grow a business and launch new products.


Potential economic impact from OK Catalyst client companies by 2025


OK Catalyst entrepreneurs and SBIR awardees from underserved communities or backgrounds


For every $1 raised by OK Catalyst results in $10 invested in Oklahoma startups


Success rate of OK Catalyst first-time SBIR awardees that win a second award of up to $1,000,000

How Can SBIR Funding Change Your Life?

Greg Hallman

Founder & CEO of Ocupath 


The SBIR program gave Greg more than just funding for his tech-based startup...

What drives you?

OK Catalyst Resources


We foster meaningful relationships so you're connected with the best partners.


Our best-in-class programs give you the tools you need to write a competitive proposal.


From the very first step, we'll help you build the confidence you need to succeed.


What is
Who Can Apply?
What's the Catch?
What Are the Benefits ?
How Long Will it Take?
Where Do I Start?

OK Catalyst Partners

OK Catalyst is based at the Tom Love Innovation Hub at the University of Oklahoma. The I-Hub inspires, educates, and promotes innovation and entrepreneurship and supports thousands of OU students, staff, faculty, and broader community members to prototype their concepts through unique facilities and access to expertise. The success of the I-Hub and OK Catalyst would not be possible without the tremendous support of our partners.

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201 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072
(405) 325-7804
4502 E 41st Street, Office 209
Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 660-3227

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.