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2014-03-24 16:25:11

SALT LAKE CITY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USTAR Center for Genetic Discovery is partnering with California based Omicia, Inc, to make analyzing a patient's genome as routine as performing a blood test. The center, co-directed by Mark Yandell, Ph.D., and Gabor Marth, D.Sc., was launched this month with $6 million from the University of Utah and the state-funded Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative....

2013-06-06 23:40:38

Concept to Company along with OveractDev Technology Partners, announces the three finalists of the competition. St. George, UT (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and Grow Utah Ventures announced the three finalists in the 2013 Southern Utah Concept to Company Contest on May 30, 2013. The finalists were selected from 55 applicants. These finalists presented their ideas to a panel of judges and the public to determine their share of $40,000 in...

2013-02-11 12:21:13

LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Advanced Weather Systems laboratory at Utah State University announced today that it has initiated work to build the first Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology sensor for delivery to its commercial partner GeoMetWatch. The sensor, known as STORM(TM), is a hyperspectral sounder that will collect and return to Earth sophisticated and critical weather data that is not currently available to weather forecasters. The...

2013-02-08 20:21:49

LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utah State University announced today that it has created a new organization to advance the research, development and deployment of critical weather sensor technologies. USU's Advanced Weather Systems laboratory, which is a DBA of Utah State University's wholly owned subsidiary, the Advanced Weather Systems Foundation, houses a premier weather sensor technology team that will build state of the art weather sensors to provide critical...

2012-11-15 16:20:43

From the Laboratory to the Roadway: Aggie Bus Uses First of a Kind Inductive Charging System LOGAN, Utah, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Utah State University announced today that it has demonstrated a first-of-its-kind electric bus that is charged through wireless charging technology. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121115/DC13817) The Aggie Bus rolled onto the streets carrying passengers today; just 16 months after USU demonstrated the first high-power,...

2012-09-17 13:21:35

NASA is seeking proposals for its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs that will create the new technologies needed to enable the agency's future missions while benefiting America. The SBIR and STTR Programs are designed to provide small businesses and nonprofit research institutions with opportunities to compete for federal research and development awards and to stimulate the commercialization of the resulting technology. The...

2012-04-30 08:17:52

NASA has selected ten proposals from small business and research institution teams to continue work on innovative technologies that could advance future missions. The Phase II winners in the agency's Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program now can enter negotiations for possible contract awards, with a total for all projects of approximately $7.49 million. High-technology firms in seven states submitted proposals in partnership with research institutions in nine states. The STTR...

2012-03-16 06:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority (BFTDA) approved $3.15 million in funding for five University Research Commercialization Program grants to support energy, advanced materials and nanotechnology research and development activities. "The support the commonwealth provides to our universities, researchers and entrepreneurs is often that last piece of the puzzle needed to take new products to market, build new...

2011-11-30 04:11:41

NASA has selected 300 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for possible contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These competitive awards-based programs encourage U.S. small businesses and research institutions to engage in federal research, development and commercialization. The programs enable teams to explore technological potential while providing the incentive to profit...

2011-11-29 15:34:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 300 small business proposals to enter into negotiations for possible contract awards through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. (Logo: <font size="2" face="Arial">http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) </font> These competitive awards-based programs encourage U.S. small businesses and research institutions to...