USTAR’S FY18 Fall UTAG round Is now CLOSED. Future rounds will be announced closer to the cycle dates. USTAR’s University Technology Acceleration Grant (UTAG) program supports research and development of technologies with commercial potential that need additional development before they can move out of the university environment. This funding addresses an innovation ecosystem gap between federal research dollars and risk capital investment. UTAG is available to individual researchers or ad-hoc teams employed by nonprofit Utah-based colleges or universities, to de-risk or advance the maturity of technology that has been developed in university labs. Projects funded through UTAG must have an identified market and commercialization path. Duration of projects cannot exceed 18 months and grant money is provided in the form of reimbursement of expenses.