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OIE Background

Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)

Oklahoma State University


Stillwater, OK

Project Name

NPDC: Establishing a Working Prototype Development Program



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Non-Federal Share



Oklahoma State University’s New Product Development Center (NPDC) will establish a working prototype development center to support entrepreneurs and small manufacturers from concept generation to limited production runs. This new facility will allow manufacturers to create a working prototype which will result in quicker diversification of their product lines and markets. The result of this project should yield strong economic impact growth for the eastern part of the state. NPDC anticipates that the cumulative annual income for all products developed during program operation, 5 years after the end of the program, will add 35 new jobs and $2.2 million in capital to the Oklahoma economy.