Mission Statement

To provide a seamless connection between Oklahoma State University and industry identifying new technologies and assisting in the further development of existing technologies that solve challenging customer issues.

Connecting the University to Industry

The Oklahoma State University Research Foundation (OSURF) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)3 that has served Oklahoma State University since the 1960’s. Focused as a connection between the University and industry, OSURF serves all aspects of intellectual property protection and commercialization while fulfilling the greater goals of job creation and revenue generation for the State of Oklahoma.


Dr. David A. Waits
President, OSU Research Foundation
B.S., Economics, Oklahoma State University; M.S., Geography, Oklahoma State University; Ph.D., Land Management, Texas Tech University. Dr. Waits joined the OSU Research Foundation in 2013 after serving as the Founder and CEO of SST Software since 1994.