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UTAG: University Technology Acceleration Grant

USTAR’S FY18 Fall UTAG round opens November 9, 2017. This round of UTAG has significant changes.  Please read all documentation carefully. A mandatory letter of intent (LOI – template provided) with additional GRAMA disclosure is due by 5:00 p.m. MST on November 29, 2017. Failure to submit a letter of intent by the due date will disqualify your application.  Full applications are due January 9, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

USTAR’s University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program supports research and development of technologies with commercial potential that need additional development before they can move out of the university environment. This funding addresses an innovation ecosystem gap between federal research dollars and risk capital investment. UTAG is available to individual researchers or ad-hoc teams employed by nonprofit Utah-based colleges or universities, to de-risk or advance the maturity of technology that has been developed in university labs. Projects funded through UTAG must have an identified market and commercialization path. Duration of projects cannot exceed 18 months and grant money is provided in the form of reimbursement of expenses.

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