The Oklahoma Innovation Institute (OII) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation with the mission of building an innovative and entrepreneurial economy in Oklahoma with the central theme of “Research to High Impact Jobs”.

The vision of the Institute is to function as a thought leader, neutral convener and facilitator that fosters collaborative research and development, entrepreneurship, company creation and retention, capital formation, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education, life-long learning and creative, future-oriented thinking. This vision is driven by private sector, government, education and philanthropic partnerships through the following OII initiatives:


  • A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation
  • Economic Development Administration (EDA)
  • Bernsen Foundation
  • Oxley Foundation
  • City of Tulsa
  • The University of Tulsa
  • Oklahoma State University – Tulsa
  • University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
  • Barry and Karen Davis
  • Vince LeVoi
  • Jody Parker
  • John Brock
  • Jim McGill
  • Tulsa Community College