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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. Letters of intent, which are not required, are due March 13, 2017, and submissions close March 29, 2017. TAP is a competitive research grant program, designed for start-ups and early stage companies. Mature companies can apply to TAP for development of a new technology or product.

Applications must be submitted at

For information on rules and regulations, as well as forthcoming details, visit and select TAP.

USTAR’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Assistance Center (SSAC) will be offering three webinars to assist applicants on the application process. To get notified when dates are available, sign up for the USTAR newsletter on the TAP webpage.

“The TAP grants address the risk capital gap that exists for Utah based start-up companies,” said Ivy Estabrooke, USTAR executive director. “TAP address that gap through a competitive grant process for early stage start-ups”

Companies applying for TAP should be at a technology readiness level (TRL) 3-5. For FY17 USTAR is focused on five technology sectors: Automation and robotics, aerospace, advanced materials, big data, energy and clean technology and life sciences.




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