WBT Open Innovation Sponsorship Opportunities

The Benefits

    • Support small business development in your region
    • Encourage access to new technologies for local companies
    • Strengthen your reputation as an innovation leader
    • Expose your team to the leading concepts of Open Innovation
    • Build your visibility with federal labs and universities

To discuss sponsorship opportunities contact: Josh O'Brien at 580.399.6865 or jobrien@dcnteam.com.


City of StillwaterThe City of Stillwater is one of the largest employers in Stillwater, employing about 500 people. Stillwater is home to Oklahoma State University and boasts a growing economic foundation in aerospace engineering. The City has also been committed to aviation access since 1929 with the development of the Stillwater Regional Airport. The airport represents the City as a major entryway to the community and supports the aviation industry and economic development within the area.

Oklahoma State UniversityOklahoma State University is one of the nation’s most comprehensive public land-grant university systems with more than 36,000 students, 7,400 employees and campuses located in Stillwater, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Okmulgee. The mission of OSU is to improve the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. Home to the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering within the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology, OSU boasts the nation’s first graduate program in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) where multidisciplinary students analyze, design, construct and flight test UAS platforms. With the growing interest in future commercial use of unmanned aircraft, Oklahoma State University’s leadership in UAS research and development will only grow as well.

Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Stillwater is a community based around its highly skilled workforce, academic affiliations, and modeled quality of life. A midpoint between Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Stillwater is centrally located and a national corridor of business, learning, and living. A site for R&D, Stillwater is home to three educational institutions including Oklahoma State University offering the only UAS degree option. Stillwater and Oklahoma alike provide a friendly business climate with customizable incentive packages to further develop a global aerospace location. Low tax rates, low cost of living, economical properties and publicly owned utilities are fully competitive and capable to meet all business needs.


Cowboy Technologies, LLC is owned by Oklahoma State University with its mission to be a catalyst for commercializing university inventions through start-up companies.  The company supports the University’s land grant mission of taking research from "campus to community".

Cowboy Technology AngelsCowboy Technology Angels is comprised of OSU alumni and friends who desire to invest in the research, talent and innovation that the university has developed.

Development Capital NetworksFor over 20 years, the Development Capital Networks team has provided specialized products, management and training to development associations and entrepreneurial networks relevant to our expertise in regional economic development, technology transfer, development finance, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and capital formation.

Development - DCN specializes in strategies that build regional innovation economies.
Capital - We know that innovation thrives in communities rich in capital, people and knowledge.
Networks - We network investors, innovators and developers in 50 U.S. states and many nations.

Development Capital NetworksEnid, Oklahoma is a growing community in Northwest Oklahoma that is home to Vance Air Force Base and a rich aerospace history.


Development Capital Networks Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR’s mission is to increase the state’s research competitiveness through strategic support of STEM research, education and outreach programs.


One of the fastest-growing cities in America, and among the top five places for economic strength, job creation, and to start a business. One of the most popular places for millennials, and one of the Top 10 cities for young adults.

The list of reasons you should locate in Oklahoma City is growing - almost as quickly as the list of reasons why people love living here. In Greater Oklahoma City, we understand that partnership among business, government, EDOs and civic leaders is integral to our success. Our low costs, diverse economy and business-friendly environment have kept the economic doldrums at bay, and provided value, stability and profitability to our companies – and now we’re poised to do even more. Due to the incredible return on investment potential available, "OKC" is breaking through on the international scene. Let us introduce you to the thriving 10-county region that is Greater Oklahoma City: a city that has rediscovered its strengths - and redefined itself for the future.


Meridian Technology Center for Business Development is a business incubator that serves early-stage companies with strategic advising and support services. The Center includes office and light manufacturing space to help get new ventures of the ground.


Oklahoma Business RoundtableThe Oklahoma Business Roundtable is Oklahoma’s primary economic development “support” organization. The Roundtable accomplishes this by providing critical private funding in support of the economic development efforts of the Governor, Lt. Governor and Oklahoma Department of Commerce by encouraging business investment and jobs in Oklahoma. Formed in 1991, the Roundtable is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization. We promote business investment throughout Oklahoma, including retention, start-up, expansion and attraction of business facilities and operations.

Oklahoma Business RoundtablePonca City, home to the UML, is at the forefront of UAV and a top ten best small city for business according to American Express.


Oklahoma Business RoundtableELECTRONICS VALLEY Inc. (EV) is an organization creating a communication and education platform for aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Through networking events, EV brings together all key players from public and private sectors, creating synergy among industry, R&D companies and academia.


Oklahoma Department of CommerceThe Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the primary economic development entity in the state. Our mission: To create and deliver high-impact solutions that lead to prosperous lives and communities for all Oklahomans.