Utah Innovation Center
The Utah Innovation Center serves as a catalyst for technology innovation in the state of Utah. Housed within the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the center provides a funding roadmap for Utah startups and emerging companies developing innovative technology.
Does your Technology or Innovation Solve a Problem?
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, branded as America’s Seed Fund, provide R&D funding to small businesses through a competitive process to advance novel technologies and products. Eleven federal agencies award approximately $4 billion each year to small businesses to research, develop, and commercialize innovative solutions to today's most challenging problems.

What are the SBIR/STTR Programs?

innovation center - three phases
Frequently Asked Questions

What We Do?


Our knowledgeable team provides:

  • Proposal editing and review
  • Agency-specific training
  • Mentorship and connections
  • Funding network
  • Topic matching service
  • Technical and business assistance
  • Commercialization resources
Funding Support
Utah Technology Innovation Funding (UTIF) supports Utah small companies in their efforts to develop novel technology and products through the SBIR and STTR programs. Utah applicants and winners can apply for microgrants and nonrecourse loans.
Utah Technology Innovation Funding
Training & Events
Informative workshops provide guidance on how to submit to participating agencies, find topic matches, the application process, and best practices for awarded proposals.
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Getting Started

1. Have a novel technology/product idea
2. Attend our SBIR 101 workshop
3. Create a business/get a business license
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4. Schedule a consultation with us
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5. Start your free registrations

Testimonials & Success Stories

Success Stories

    Technical & Business Assistance Resources

    Here are technical and business assistance resources available to Utah entrepreneurs. To identify specific resources, perform a general term search or filter results based on specialty and location. The Utah Innovation Center does not endorse firms listed in the directory.
    EntityCountySpecialties/ServicesEntity Description
    EspirituSalt LakeEngineering Services, Prototype Design, Product Design and DevelopmentEspiritu is a product development consultancy that combines design and technology expertise to define tangible results and create lasting impact.
    Enclavix, LLC - VentureWrenchWashington (but work all over the state and country)Business and Commercialization Plan, Customer Discovery/Market Validation, Engineering Services, Financial, Grant Writing, Market Research, Company Building and Entrepreneur/CEO coachingThe VentureWrench Coaches at Enclavix are award-winning serial entrepreneurs, raised millions in Angel and VC funding, and are SBIR/STTR awardees.
    Lohman & AssociatesSalt LakeAccountingFractional CFO/Controller, from the day-to-day accounting needs through complex financial analyses and technical accounting matters.
    Squire & CompanySalt LakeAccounting, Auditing, Financial, Small Business Innovation Research Grants and Single Audits (Federal Award Audits)Squire & Company provides audit, tax, advisory and wealth management services, with expertise in a wide variety of industries.
    Atomic JoltCacheGrant Writing, Education Technology and App DevelopmentAtomic Jolt provides apps, custom development and curriculum development services for Educational Institutions and companies that serve that market.
    Vernal Innovation HubUintah Incubator SpaceThe Vernal Innovation Hub is a coworking, incubator center that provides flexible office space, amenities, & a supportive environment.
    Christensen Consulting, LLCCacheGrant WritingMs. Christensen has successfully applied for over $55+ million in grants from federal, state, county, and city agencies, corporations, & foundations
    Simple Systems, IncSalt LakeCybersecurity and/or technology planning and implementationFor the past 16 years Simple Systems has provided IT and cyber security support to local businesses. We offer CMMC, NIST, and other regs.
    Business Resource Center at Davis Technical CollegeDavisMarket Research, Free Business Counseling/Incubation OfficesThe BRC is invaluable to entrepreneurs businesses.
    Cedar City Business & Innovation CenterIronCustomer Discovery/Market Validation, Lab Space, Makerspace, Market Research, Prototype Design, Connections with Mentors, Digital Media studio & Textiles roomWe support entrepreneurs by hosting events, connecting with mentors, giving access to conference room, office space, makerspace, studio, and more.
    Granted Fundraising ConsultantsUintah Grant WritingGranted Fundraising Consultants provides the resources and education for clients to obtain grant funding to fulfill their missions.
    The Mill Entrepreneurship CenterSalt LakeCo-working space, idea incubator, and marketing acceleratorThe Mill, home to 100+ early-stage companies offering: Co-working space, group mentoring, 10-week Idea Incubator, and a 10-week Marketing Accelerator.
    Salt LakeBusiness and Commercialization Plan, Financial, Market ResearchMgmt consultants helping small business and future entrepreneurs start, grow, and succeed through no-cost counseling, assistance, and training.
    Maschoff BrennanSummitLegal - Intellectual Property, Other Services Intellectual property and complex litigation law firm Maschoff Brennan has over 45 attorneys and six offices in Utah, New York, and California.
    Julie Warnick ConsultingUtahMarketing, BrandingI offer three main services: Fractional CMO, Brand Consultant, and Executive Event Producer.
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    The individual members of the Utah Innovation Center can be viewed and contacted on our staff webpage under Business Services.

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