KSTC History:

The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to the advancement of science, technology and innovative economic development founded on Kentucky know-how. KSTC is a fast-paced leader with a reputation for developing and managing creative initiatives in education, economic competitiveness and scientific research.

Established in 1987, as the Kentucky Science and Technology Council, Inc., and later re-named the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, KSTC is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders from business, education, and government. Meet KSTC's Board of Directors.

KSTC's Vision:

To create an innovation-driven entrepreneurial economy that makes Kentucky a leader in the development of knowledge and its applications to people, firms and organizations.

KSTC's Mission:

KSTC is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to enhancing the capacity of people, companies and organizations to develop and apply science and technology and compete responsibly in the global marketplace.

KSTC's Strategies:

  • Develop a comprehensive innovation strategy that brings together business, government and education as full partners to leverage the best opportunities for Kentucky's future.
  • Contribute to the creation of entrepreneurial companies, 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 a more systematic approach by which all levels of education (primary through university) contribute to Kentucky innovations.