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California company relocating to Logan to build better battery technology

(Desert News, by Jasen Lee)-- A California tech company is moving its headquarters to northern Utah to partner with Utah State University researchers to develop better battery technology. Electric ...

Tech Center: Salt Lake City Taps Into Its Tech Startup Vibe

(By, PYMNTS) -- When the state of Utah comes to mind, a tech startup hot spot isn’t necessarily the first image that appears. Oddly enough, over the past few years its state capital of Salt Lake ...

Innovation Incubators: How states can encourage scientific innovation in ways no one else can

By Dr. Ivy Estabrooke, Executive Director, Utah Science Technology & Research Initiative, and Dr. Melissa Flagg, CEO, Flagg Consulting With a new administration in Washington, discussions of sta...

USTAR revising role in making Utah tech matter

(Desert News, By Art Raymond)-- Economic optimism was running high and state tax revenues were flowing hundreds of millions over expectations back in 2005, which made it a great time for then-Gov. Jo...

USTAR welcomes New Managing Director and Governing Authority member

(Utah Policy)- Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) welcomes Brian Somers as its new managing director and Heather Zynczak as a member of the USTAR Governing Authority. “We are fortunate ...

Briefs: Energy, Leafs, keys, West Valley City

(Salt Lake Tribune)-- Created by USTAR and the Governor's Office of Energy Development, the Energy Research Triangle program kicked off earlier this year by teaming with the Salt Lake Chamber to iden...

USTAR Welcomes New Managing Director and Governing Authority Member

Salt Lake City, UT- Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) welcomes Brian Somers as its new managing director, and Heather Zynczak as a member of the USTAR Governing Authority. “We are fort...

USTAR Grant Program Addressing Utah Water/Air Challenges Open

Salt Lake City, UT- The Energy Research Triangle (ERT) program is now accepting applications focused on finding rapid solutions to air and water challenges facing the energy industry. ERT is a competi...

Ever Gonzalez: An outlier and innovator in entrepreneurial co-working

(Utah Business) --“Our whole focus is to help entrepreneurs start, grow and scale their businesses,” says Ever Gonzalez, founder of Outlier, a St. George-based media and events company. Looking...

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...

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