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Technology and Innovation Overview

The Cabinet’s Office of Innovation and Commercialization (OCI) is charged with leading the Commonwealth’s efforts to encourage business innovation and build and promote technology-driven and research-intensive industries, while creating clusters of innovation throughout the state.

OCI’s overall mission includes recruiting, creating, and retaining high-tech companies and jobs, producing new products and services, and developing new and improved processes.

Specifically, OCI:

  1. Manages the Kentucky Innovation Network now with 10 Innovation & Commercialization Centers (ICCs) and 3 satellite offices
  2. Monitors the return on investments and effectiveness of the Kentucky Innovation Act
  3. Builds infrastructure for the New Economy to promote networks of technology-driven clusters and research-intensive industries
  4. Supports the growth and creation of R&D and high-tech companies

OCI also actively promotes and seeks out a wide range of partnerships and alliances between government, academic institutions, economic development organizations, and industry. These collaborative efforts can provide synergy and access to resources that exceed those of individual members.

Click Here for the latest OCI Annual Report.

 

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development   Old Capitol Annex  300 West Broadway   Frankfort, KY 40601
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