Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute - The University of Tulsa
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Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute

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Solving imminent and future problems

The Oklahoma Cyber Innovation Institute at The University of Tulsa focuses on developing, testing, and deploying cyber research outcomes and technology developments.

TU leverages nationally recognized cyber leaders in academia and research, in addition to Tulsa’s dynamic business and innovation community, to meet the global demand for cyber talent and technology.

Our Approach


Build TU into a worldwide leader in cyber research across broad areas aligned with growing facilities in critical infrastructure, smart installations, network security, robotics, and autonomous systems.

Talent Generation

Develop top-tier cyber talent at TU to meet the ever-increasing business, science, and engineering demands for talent regionally, nationally, and globally.


Scale up research and development infrastructure and facilities to work with businesses on use-inspired problem solving, technology experimentation and analyses, and producing novel hardware and software technologies for commercialization.

$8.2T Global cost of cybercrime in 2022​

$1.75T Global cybersecurity spending

750k+ Cybersecurity job vacancies in 2023

4,000 Daily cyberattacks in 2022

Accelerating the Future

  • Powerful Partners
  • Industry Connections
  • Top 25 University
    • Significant innovation, financial, and federal research partnerships

      Key partners include the $4B George Kaiser Family Foundation and Tulsa Innovation Labs, alongside managing multimillion-dollar research projects for NSF, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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    • Deep connections in critical infrastructure

      A nexus for cyber advancement fully equipped to incite change. More than 250 energy companies call this region home, including the nation's largest midstream players.

      Cyber Studies at TU

    • Academic excellence in cybersecurity

      TU is tied with Harvard at 23rd in the nation for cyber and is home to the new interdisciplinary School of Cyber Studies and the Cyber Fellows initiative.

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    For questions or more information, contact Rose Gamble, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, at 918-631-2988 or gamble@utulsa.edu.