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Navillum Nanotechnologies Invited to Prestigious Display Symposium

Navillum Nanotechnologies, a resident company at BioInnovations Gateway (BiG) has been selected to present a prototype of their technology at I-Zone (Innovation Zone) Display Week 2017 in Los Angeles ...

Making Utah Cities Smarter

What makes a smart city, smart? According to the National League of Cities report, “a smart city is a city that has developed some technological infrastructure that enables it to collect, aggregate ...

Salt Lake Chamber Announces Two Business-Focused Water Conservation Programs

(Utah Business) - Salt Lake City—In conjunction with Utah’s Water Week, the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, hosted the third annual “Utah: Water ...

Tour offers startups chance for seed money

(Desert News- By Jasen Lee) - Launching a small business is typically a challenging and expensive venture, especially for those in the technology or medical science space. But there is money availabl...

U of U President Names Dr. Lorris Betz Interim Senior Vice President

(ABC4 Utah) -- Dr. Vivian Lee’s replacement has been named. Lee resigned as the CEO of U of U Health on Friday. In a statement, University of Utah President David W. Pershing says, "I am pleased...

U. tops nation for tech startups, innovations

(Desert News, By- Art Raymond) -- When it comes to generating business startups and converting research into commercially viable enterprises, the University of Utah leads the nation, according to the...

SBIR Road Tour Comes to Utah Seeking Entrepreneurs in Need of Seed Funding

Salt Lake City, UT – For the first time in over 15 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is bringing the SBIR Road Tour to Utah. Representatives of 10 federal agencies offering non-dil...

University of Utah designs self-focusing spectacle lenses

(Healio.com) - Researchers at the University of Utah created a compact tunable-focus liquid lens suitable for adaptive, smart eyeglass application. “Most people who get reading glasses have to pu...

Silicon Slopes Vs. Silicon Valley: Four Tech Unicorns, Thousands Of Startups, No Frenzy

(Forbes, By, Amy Feldman) - Back in 2004, when Aaron Skonnard founded Farmington, Utah-based Pluralsight, an online tech education company, venture capital firms weren’t paying much attention to th...

University of Utah researchers develop innovative brain photography technique

(KSL)— In the deepest recesses of our brains lie the mechanisms controlling behavior, emotion and memories — areas of particular interest to neuroscientists who specialize in studying how and why ...

Person 2 Person: Ivy Estabrooke, USTAR Executive Director

(KUTV) Ivy Estabrooke is the Executive Director for USTAR, which stands for the Utah Science, Technology, and Research Initiative. Watch Video Here The initiative is designed to do technology-ba...

If I knew then… Ivy Estabrooke

(CRAIN's Utah) -- The mistake: I went to Georgetown University and was working on my Ph.D. in neuroscience. About halfway through, I realized I wasn’t cut out for an academic career. I went...

Who deserves praise and criticism this week in Northern Utah?

(The Standard Examiner)- THUMBS UP: To breaking ground on the next installment at “Silicon Hill,” a 550-acre development resulting from a public-private partnership between the Air Force and Suns...

Construction begins on USTAR Innovation Center

(Hilltop Times)--  HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Developers at Hill Air Force Base broke ground on another new construction project March 3, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air For...

Construction of new building, cornerstone of ‘Silicon Hill,’ begins at Hill AFB

(Standard Examiner, By Mitch Shaw) -- Construction of the first “outside-the-fence” tech building at a massive Hill Air Force Base development carries with it some lofty expectations. Last we...

USTAR TAP applications open; Sen. Mike Lee talks global trade; Vineyard’s Waters Edge wins builder award

(Daily Herald) -- USTAR Technology Acceleration Program grant applications open The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative opened the second round of the Technology Acce...

USTAR Innovation Center at Hill AFT Breaks Ground, Foreseen as ‘Silicon Hill’

(Utah Business) --  Hill Air Force Base—Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air F...

Developer begins construction on USTAR innovation center at Hill AFB, foresees ‘Silicon Hill’

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Developers at Hill Air Force Base are breaking ground on another new construction project this week, creating more space for new jobs near the base. Air Force and Utah ...

USTAR hopes Davis tech incubator leads to ‘Silicon Hills’

(Deseret News- By, Jason Lee) -- Utah’s next big technology-oriented corridor may be in the making in northern Davis County, where officials hope to kick-start high-tech companies at "Silicon Hil...

$2.5 million up for grabs for Utah tech companies

(Deseret News- By, Art Raymond ) SALT LAKE CITY— Utah tech startups and early-stage technology businesses have until March 29 to join the competition for a slice of $2.5 million in grant money fro...

MetaShield’s embedded glass-based nano-coating improves light trapping

(PV-TECH.org)-MetaShield has developed its proprietary ‘MetaShieldPV’ nano-coating technology that increases solar cell efficiency using advanced light trapping. Upon application, the product soli...

USTAR TAP Application for Utah Start-Ups, Opens Monday

Salt Lake City, UT- The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative will open the second round of their Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) for applications on Monday, February 27, 2017....

Utah becomes breeding ground for technology entrepreneurship

(Universe.BYU.edu, By: Lauren Hanson)--Unicorn companies, Silicon Slopes, and high-tech mecca — all phrases that have investors turning their heads in recent years to look at Utah’s entrepreneur p...

USTAR Announces Winners of 21st Century Communities Challenge

SALT LAKE CITY - The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative partnered with Salt Lake County Mayor, Ben McAdams and the Sorenson Impact Center to host the 21st Century Communities Chal...

Flipping the switch on ammonia production

Feb. 3, 2017— Nearly a century ago, German chemist Fritz Haber won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for a process to generate ammonia from hydrogen and nitrogen gases. The process, still in use today, u...

Gender Equality Isn’t Political—See Utah For Proof

By: Patricia Jones is the CEO of the Women's Leadership Institute. She is also the cofounder and former President of the polling and market research firm Dan Jones & Associates and served in th...

ARCO earns Angie’s List award, Startup tackles veteran unemployment, USTAR TAP Program awardees

This piece was published on Utah's Daily Herald website Thursday, January 26, 2017. It was written by Karissa Neely who primarily covers Business and Community Events for the Daily Herald.You can...

Engineers develop ‘smart glasses’ that automatically focus on what wearer sees

(Phys.org)-- The days of wearing bifocals or constantly swapping out reading glasses might soon come to an end. A team led by University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Carlo...

Innovation Idol: Pitch Application

The Leonardo, in partnership USTAR, is seeking Utah's top innovators to compete in our Innovation Idol pitch competition. The evening of February 17th, five selected innovators will pitch for $3,000.0...

USTAR UTAG Application Opens To Universities, Monday

Salt Lake City, UT- The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative will open the second round of their University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program for applications on Monday, ...

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