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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, ...

USTAR’S SSAC Named 2016 Tibbetts Award Winner

SBIR-STTR Assistance Center recognized for contribution to Utah’s technology community Salt Lake City, UT- The Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded one of its highest honors, the Tibbe...

Grant Aims to Accelerate Utah’s Energy Solutions through University Collaboration and Student Innovation

Salt Lake City, UT- The Energy Research Triangle (ERT), a partnership between the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office of Energy Development (OED), is pl...

USTAR Announces 20 UTAG Awardees from Five Utah Universities

Salt Lake City, UT- The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) has awarded 20 researchers grants in the first round of its University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program. Awa...

USTAR Researcher Dr. Brian McPherson awarded a 1.3 million Dollar Grant from the Department of Energy

Dr. Brian McPherson is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Utah. He was recently awarded a 1.3 million dollar grant from the Department of Energy to ...

U.S. Department of Energy Project Sets the Stage for Nearly $10 Million Investment in Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research

EGI’s Geothermal Group spent much of 2015 engaged in the initial phase of the U.S. Department of Energy’s FORGE program for Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS). The innovative and exciting end...

USTAR Names Second Round of Awardees for TAP Program

Salt Lake City, UT- The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) has awarded 26 early stage companies grants in the second round of its Technology Acceleration Program (TAP). Awardees s...

Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology Winners Announced

SALT LAKE CITY (Jan. 5, 2017)—Gov. Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), today announced...

University Of Utah Will Showcase Four New Technologies At CES 2017

By LEE HALE, KUER The University of Utah will showcase four new technologies at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2017 in Las Vegas, including one that could change how people wear eyeglasses. Althoug...

3 things the flyover states need to compete with Silicon Valley

Note: This article originally appeared on VentureBeat.com IVY ESTABROOKE, USTAR In the first presidential debate of 2016, Secretary Clinton pointed to innovation as a key to economic prosperity s...

Engineers develop process for electronic devices that stops wasteful power leakage

According to the National Resource Defense Council, Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power e...

USTAR Provides Utah Entrepreneurs with $639K in Funding Through its TAP Pilot Round

Salt Lake City—The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR), Utah’s premier technology-based economic development program, today announced its Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) ...

IDbyDNA Raises $9 Million in Series A to Bring Precision Medicine to Infectious Diseases

IDbyDNA, a precision medicine company focused on metagenomic approaches for infectious disease identification, announced today that it has closed $9 million in Series A financing. ARTIS Ventures led t...

USTAR to hold Confluence 2016: Where Innovation Meets Economic Development on Oct 4-5

On Oct. 4-5, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) will hold its third annual two-day research and commercialization workshop, 2016 Confluence: Where Innovation Meets Economic De...

USTAR Launches University Technology Acceleration Grant, Accepting Proposals for Technology Acceleration Program

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative is pleased to announce it is accepting proposals for two of its grant programs, the Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) and the University Technol...

Former USTAR Grant winner DemoChimp raises $4.2M Series A, rebrands as CONSENSUS

In a move that will allow for a strengthening of a brand while opening inroads to future growth, DemoChimp, a B2B demo automation software founded in 2013, has announced they have rebranded as CONSEN...

USTAR Announces Technology Acceleration Program Awardees

The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative (USTAR) has awarded 12 companies funding for the pilot round of its Technology Acceleration Program (TAP).  Awardees span the state’s targeted te...

Future Neuroscientists to Compete in International Brain Bee

Future neuroscientists and neurologists from around the world will be meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark to compete in the 18th World Championship of the International Brain Bee (IBB) from July 1 to 6, 2...

USTAR Announces RIoT Event at UVU

On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) will hold its Robotics and Internet of Things (RIoT) event from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Utah Valley University (UVU...

USTAR Launches Technology Acceleration Program

The Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) is pleased to announce it is accepting proposals for the pilot round of its pre-seed funding program, the Technology Acceleration Program (T...

USTAR Spin-Out Receives Phase I Grant from the Grand Challenge Tuberculosis Control Program

Nanosynth, a USTAR supported University of Utah spin-out, in conjunction with its partner MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Mumbai) have been awarded a Phase I grant from the Grand Challenges Tubercul...

Governor Kicks off New Year by Honoring Leaders in Science and Tech

Ten individuals and one company will receive the Governor’s Medal for Excellence SALT LAKE CITY, UT—Governor Gary R. Herbert, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) agency ...

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