USTAR News and Funding Opportunities


 SBIR/STTR RATS Class
When: October 31, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm
Where: HSEB, Rm 2948

This presentation will examine the process of developing non-dilutive funding opportunities for commercialization and partnerships between industry and research institutions.Small Business Innovation in Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs, participating agencies, company eligibility and requirements, and recent legislative updates will be discussed. An overview of SBIR/STTR application procedures including required registrations will be provided. Relevant University policies will be explained, additional federal and state grants which support commercialization efforts will be reviewed (NSF GOALI, GOED, USTAR, etc.), and University Technology Venture and Commercialization (TVC) resources and services will be described.

Funding Opportunities:

    • Next call for TAP proposals opening in early August

    The next round of USTAR’s Technology Acceleration Program (TAP) is expected to open in early August.  There are significant changes to the application process including a required letter of intent.  Look for more details to come.

    Information webinars will be held:

    • Monday, July 31 at 5 p.m.
    • Thursday, August 3 at Noon
    • Monday, August 21 at 4 p.m.

    Register for webinars here.

  • Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG)

Deadline: Rolling

Science and Technology Initiation Grants (STIG) provide research funding to individual or teams of researchers from universities or colleges in Utah that eventually leads to the submission of proposals for larger federal grants, or private funding. Collaboration between researchers of different backgrounds, and institutions, is highly recommended. The program will fund technologies in the early development stages ranging from, basic observation to proof of concept.

Questions regarding the Science and Technology Initiation Grant must be submitted in writing via email, inquiries made via phone or other method will not be accepted.

  • Industry Partnership Program (IPP)

Deadline: Rolling

Driven by industry demand, the Industry Partnership Program (IPP) promotes the development, acceleration and commercialization of innovative technologies by teaming industry and university research expertise to address specific technology problems or gaps identified by a company. The program is open to companies that have a substantial presence in Utah and have identified a specific technology challenge that, if solved, would result in a positive economic impact for the state.

Questions regarding the Industry Partnership Program must be submitted in writing via email. Inquiries made via phone or other method will not be accepted.

For more information, please visit the USTAR programs page.

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