The Utah Science Technology and Research provides technology entrepreneur services, competitive grant funding, mentoring, and incubation facilities, playing a critical role in transforming ideas and research into disruptive products and services. In FY2017 alone, USTAR funded more than 70 grant projects, providing funding in critical stages in technology development to help researchers, entrepreneurs and scientists move their projects toward commercialization. Through its technology entrepreneurship services, USTAR provides specialized training and equipment through its incubation facilities and satellite offices. Lastly, at its initial founding, USTAR recruited principal researchers for their research contributions and potential for developing commercially viable technology to work at the state’s two research institutions, the University of Utah and Utah State University.