The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) is a private, nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovative economic development in Kentucky.

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What is KSTC?
KSTC is a fast-paced leader with a reputation for developing and managing creative initiatives in talent development, innovation and entrepreneurship, enterprise development and capitalization, space innovation and world-class events. Established in 1987, KSTC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders from business, education and government.

What is the vision of KSTC?
To fuel the innovation-driven entrepreneurial economy that makes Kentucky a leader in the development of knowledge and its applications to people, firms and organizations.

What is the mission of KSTC?
To improve the capacity of people, companies and organizations to develop and apply science and technology and compete responsibly in the global marketplace.

What are the goals of KSTC?

  • Develop a comprehensive innovation strategy which brings together business, government and education as full partners to leverage the best opportunities for
  • Kentucky's future.
  • Contribute to the creation of knowledge jobs and the international competitiveness of Kentucky's economy.
  • Promote technology development and transfer as well as innovative mind-set conducive to entrepreneurial development.
  • Develop more systematic approaches by which all levels of education (primary through university) contribute to Kentucky innovations.


How is KSTC supported?
Specific initiatives in education, economic competitiveness and research are supported by grants and contracts from private foundations as well as federal and state government. Registration fees and other program revenue support workshop and conference activities.