For Immediate Release
GOED Communications Director
TCIP Grant Open for Applications
SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 24, 2017)—The Technology Commercialization and Innovation Program (TCIP), a program within the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), begins its grant solicitation Friday, Oct. 27 at noon. The program will accept grant applications until Monday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m.
TCIP provides competitive grants to small businesses and university teams seeking to bring their new technologies to market. Over the last three years, 63 companies have received grant funds totaling $5.4 million. TCIP has $2.5 million to distribute among companies in this round.
“TCIP provides critical support to Utah entrepreneurs to make innovative technologies a reality,” said Val Hale, GOED executive director. “The program helps GOED fulfill its mission to grow Utah businesses and enhance quality of life.”
First-time grant awardees may receive up to $100,000 in funds, and companies that have previously received TCIP funding may qualify for a grant of up to $200,000. Past grant recipients represent a variety of industries including life science, information technology and software development. A review board selects companies based on the viability of the technology and its economic potential.
“Commercialization is an important step for a product to have real impact, economic or social,” said Clark Cahoon, TCIP fund manager. “These companies demonstrate remarkable ingenuity in tackling real-world issues, and we’re proud to provide the support they need to bring their technologies to market.”
Applications will be accepted for one month. For more information on grant eligibility and how to apply, visit business.utah.gov/TCIP.
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.