More than 40 leading business leaders recently urged the Utah Legislature to restore $6 million in funding cuts to the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative. The group went further to encourage the Legislature to increase its investment to this critical program by $10 million, in either one-time or ongoing funding, as we now have a unique opportunity to take advantage of Utah's position and maximize the benefits of USTAR for the Utah economy.
USTAR is a commercialization-focused research initiative that recruits world-class innovators to Utah. These researchers and inventors are at the leading edge of creating new technologies, which will in turn generate new start-ups, technology companies and high paying jobs. Through a regional technology commercialization outreach program, USTAR helps expand the reach of the program to every corner of Utah.