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Utah Innovation Center

Serves as a catalyst for technology innovation in the State of Utah


The Utah Innovation Center, housed within the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a one-stop solution for Utah startups and emerging companies working in technology innovation.


The Center offers free consultations, training, and proposal assistance to help Utah companies succeed in winning non-dilutive funding dedicated to research and development through the $4B federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.



Innovation Center services are available statewide, giving Utah’s technology-oriented companies a distinct advantage in today’s competitive environment.

Services include:

  • Direct Proposal Assistance — One-on-one proposal editing and review for SBIR/STTR applicants

  • Matching — Microgrants and nonrecourse loans for companies pursuing non-dilutive funding through the federal SBIR/STTR programs.

  • Agency-Specific Training — Training based on particular nuances and requirements of participating agencies, including finding topics, the application process, and best practices for awarded proposals

  • Federal Program Officers — Connections with program officials from SBIR/STTR federal agencies

  • Mentorship — Small technology companies receive mentorship with connections to business counseling, lab space, prototype creation, and other resources to build and grow their business

  • Funding Network — Small business connections to other types of funding to include angel and venture funding

  • Industry Associations — Industry sector associations and group collaboration that enhance the innovation ecosystem

  • University Technology Transfer — Collaborations with technology transfer offices at the public and private universities in the state

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