Putting Utah Technologies on the Fast Track

The University of Utah and the Utah Science and Technology Research Initiative (USTAR) have opened the doors to the Accelerator — a new 10,000-square-foot facility that promises to give budding companies the support, space and equipment needed to develop and refine their technologies and products. The Accelerator is managed by the university’s Technology Commercialization Office (TCO), which helps researchers, faculty and inventors protect their inventions and turn them into viable businesses. Read More

September, 2010 from the U
Justin Lukas, the University of Utah

Let Your Fingers Do the Driving

If drivers are yakking on cell phones and don’t hear spoken instructions to turn left or right from a passenger or navigation system, they still can get directions from devices that are mounted on the steering wheel and pull skin on the driver’s index fingertips left or right, a University of Utah study found. Read More

U of U Secures Grant to Commercialize Clean Energy

The University of Utah is striving to become a hub for clean-energy technologies, and the federal government took notice last week, as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded the university $1.05 million to launch a new Energy Innovation Commercialization Center. The U was one of only five institutions in the country to get a piece of the $5.3 million awarded by the DOE to build and strengthen the nation’s “innovation ecosystems.” Read More

Software Development Center Opens Doors

University of Utah faculty develop a wealth of software, and they now have a resource that will help them organize, refine and make it more commercially viable. That resource is the Software Development Center, which will open its doors this month in a newly remodeled space in the Technology Commercialization Office located at 615 Arapeen Drive in Research Park. Read More

Utah’s Original Constitution Preserved and Accessible to All

Utah’s original 1895 constitution has been preserved, digitized, and made accessible for all to view on the Internet by preservationists and digital technology staff at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah. Read More