Specialized Support for Utah’s Entrepreneurs
USTAR provides startups and emerging companies with services to successfully launch and grow their businesses. These services include incubators, grants, lab space, and satellite offices across the state.
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USTAR Innovation Center
The USTAR Innovation Center is a high-tech incubator and prototype lab serving the aerospace/defense, advanced materials, composites, and outdoor product sectors.
BioInnovations Gateway (BiG) serves Utah’s growing life science industry including emerging biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical companies.
USTAR SBIR Center
USTAR’s SBIR Center is a resource to small businesses throughout the state working on technology development who have an interest in applying for non-dilutive funding. Through competitive programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs enable small businesses to explore technological potential and provide incentive to move towards commercialization.
USTAR’s two satellite offices, located in Orem and St. George, support and foster regional economic development activities in the science and technology sectors. These activities include collaboration with local and regional universities, business and government entities, technology commercialization support, and providing resources for local entrepreneurs.
The Utah Nanofab at the University of Utah can be used to perform advanced materials imaging from the centimeter scale to the atomic scale, as well as micro/nano-scale device prototype development.
Synthetic Biomanufacturing Facility
The Synthetic Biomanufacturing Facility at Utah State University (USU) provides scale bio-production capabilities with the primary emphasis to provide proof of concept, optimization, and pilot scale studies for bioproduct production.