FALL FY 18 PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
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Note to prospective applicants: Please read this announcement carefully and thoroughly. Aspects of eligibility, strategic technology sectors and application process have changed, significantly. Applicants not adhering to the new process will have their proposals disqualified. Applicants wishing to re-submit proposals to UTAG must comply with the revised procedures.
UTAH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH (USTAR) INITIATIVE
USTAR is the State of Utah’s technology catalyst, accelerating the growth of the innovation ecosystem from invention to product development. Guided by Utah’s economic clusters, USTAR supports technology entrepreneurs and innovators through training, funding, incubator and accelerator programs; brokering technology transfer by connecting capital, management and industry; addressing market gaps in Utah’s technology ecosystem and strengthening the state’s research capacity.
UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY ACCELERATION GRANT (UTAG)
The purpose of USTAR’s University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program is to support research and development of specific technologies that have specific commercial potential but need additional development before they can be spun out from the university setting. This funding addresses an innovation ecosystem gap between federal research dollars and risk capital investment. UTAG is a competitive research grant program, available to individual researchers or ad-hoc teams employed by non-profit Utah-based colleges or universities, to advance the maturity of or de-risk technology that has been developed in university labs. All projects funded through UTAG must have an identified market and/or commercialization path. Anticipated duration of projects will be no more than 18 months and grant money will be provided in the form of a reimbursement of expenses.