Understand basic business concepts to commercialize your technology

ABOUT

OUTCOMES

WHEN

The OK Catalyst Researchers program includes basic business training and resources, lectures from experts, and an opportunity to compete for $3,000. It is open to graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty researchers at OK universities, especially those in STEM-related fields. Applicants should have an interest in entrepreneurship and product development and propose an innovative project in a STEM-related field.

Summer 2020

  • Understanding of basic principles of entrepreneurship 

  • Access to Oklahoma experts and resources for small businesses

  • Refined value proposition for your product/service

  • Assistance with business model canvas and pitch deck

  • Chance to win award for product development 

WHERE

University Research Park

Oklahoma City

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the program?

The program is open to graduate, post-doctoral, and faculty researchers from OK universities who work in STEM-related fields and is only available to first-time participants.

Where will meetings take place?

Meetings will be held on the University Research Park campus in Oklahoma City.

When will meetings take place?

Meetings will be 6-8 pm on Tuesday nights from May 14th to July 9th (off week of July 4th).

Who is eligible to win program award money?

Program award money is available to graduate and post-doctoral researchers with U.S. citizenship. Faculty and non-U.S. citizens are welcome to participate but are not eligible for award money.

What types of proposed projects will be accepted?

Proposed projects in STEM-related field must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Technology Transition: Pursuing a project or business idea based on current or previous research. May still be currently funded or supported by the research institution where work was performed.

  • Independent Venture: Pursuing a novel project or business idea not based on current or previous research. No funding or support from the institution where work was/is being performed.

201 David L. Boren Blvd. 
Norman, OK 73072
405-325-7804
Oklahoma Catalyst Programs
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