To support its mission, USTAR collaborates with the University of Utah and Utah State University to create world-class research teams in strategic innovation development areas. Highly regarded faculty members, supported by teams of cutting-edge researchers, lead these teams.
The characteristics of these innovation focus areas:
- Are based on existing university strengths
- Have vast commercialization opportunities
- Address large and strategic global markets
- Leverage Utah industry strengths
Leading Researchers & Innovators
Over the years, USTAR has recruited more than 40 world-class faculty to higher education institutions located throughout Utah to invent and develop commercially viable technologies. USTAR has attracted researchers from MIT, Harvard University, UCLA, Case Western, University of Arizona, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and other top research institutions.
Principal researchers’ work is concentrated in the energy, life sciences, micro/nano systems, and big data industries
State funding of USTAR includes a significant investment in world-class research facilities at USU and the U of U. These buildings is to give our research teams top-of-the-line facilities in which to conduct their work while fostering collaboration between private, government and academic sectors.