TULSA RESEARCH PARTNERS
The cornerstone program of the OII, Tulsa Research Partners, a collaborative, multidisciplinary research partnership between the University of Tulsa, the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Oral Roberts University and Northeastern State University. This independent partnership was created to catalyze multidisciplinary collaborations in strategic areas of research for the region – most notably, information security, advanced materials, aerospace, telecommunications, bio-life, information technology and alternative energy sciences. Tulsa Research Partners identifies opportunities for collaborative research and development, funding, grant writing and the transition of scientific research and technologies into commercially viable products and solutions.
In terms of economic and workforce development, Oklahoma’s community colleges and CareerTech institutions play a vital role. The pathway from research innovation to commercial product requires a pipeline of human capital to design, manufacture, operate and maintain a new technology. Academic institutions like Tulsa Community College and Tulsa Technology Center supply that pipeline with highly-skilled workers, trained in a curriculum geared specifically to industry and technology needs.
Through the direct input of Tulsa’s research community, TRP created four common initiatives that are available to its partners. These initiatives are focused around the Tandy Supercomputing Center and include Collaborative Research Grant Coordination, Community Technology Transfer and Commercialization, a Social Network for Scientific Research and a Collaborative Research Symposium Series.
TULSA RESEARCH PARTNERS MEMBERS
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT COORDINATION
The Collaborative Research Grant Coordination initiative is designed to energize and catalyze the pursuit of local, state and federal funds for research and development and technology commercialization. Its aim is to facilitate large-scale multi-institutional collaborations through opportunity cultivation, researcher pairing, and grant identification and solicitation support.
COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND COMMERCIALIZATION
The Community Technology Transfer and Commercialization initiative is designed to support the transition of scientific research, technologies and prototypes through to commercially viable products and solutions. This unique community initiative works in conjunction with our partners existing programs and focuses the right concentration of scientific, engineering and business intellectual capital on a solution space to surmount the many obstacles facing universities, researchers and high technology entrepreneurs.
SOCIAL NETWORK FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
The Social Network for Scientific Research will bring together a diverse community of scientists and researchers and arm them with a suite of web-enabled search and discovery tools. It will allow users to find symbiotic and complementary research efforts, identify prospective collaborators, and share resources.
COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM SERIES
The Collaborative Research Symposium Series provides a valuable venue for researchers to interact with each other. Each event will identify a strategic focus on a multi-disciplinary research space, planting the seeds for collaboration.