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 fuel the 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:

To improve 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.