Tulsa Research Partners
Tulsa Research Partners has three main objectives: 1) to encourage and support collaborative, multidisciplinary research among colleges, universities, and private sector research groups; 2) to facilitate technology transfer relating to a "Grow Your Own" start up company culture in the region and 3) to attract new, major research dollars to the region.
This independent research consortium was created to impact multidisciplinary collaborations and to attract research grants to support technology development projects in the following technology and scientific sectors: software, IT, cyber-security, advanced materials, aerospace, manufacturing, telecom, bio-life, energy and alternative energy sciences.
These grants have significant impact on the willingness of federal agencies to fund innovative research centers at research universities in the region. The grants aim to create long-term partnerships between Tulsa companies and the colleges, universities and technical training centers. These grants will develop and deploy technologies that lead to growing the region’s economy in areas complementary to these educational and training resources.
Tulsa Research Partners focuses on collaborative research opportunities sponsored by the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, Oklahoma State University-Tulsa, University of Tulsa, Tulsa Community College, Northeastern State University, other education institutions and private sector and corporate research groups. Tulsa Research Partners will achieve its goals through strategic investments in distinguished scholars, research laboratories and equipment, national centers for research and technology transfer programs.
Tulsa Research Partners will achieve its goals through the A.R. and Mary Louise Tandy Community Supercomputing Center which will house one of the nation’s most advanced community supercomputers for collaborative research and development; by providing infrastructure to support collaborative funding identification, investigator pairing and grant writing; through supporting the transition of scientific research and technologies to commercially viable products and solutions; and by providing a forum to support the growing community of researchers in our region.