ustar-falcon-hill-uammiCLEARFIELD — The Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative, the state’s tech-focused economic development agency, will open the doors on Nov 3rd on a new facility near Hill Air Force Base aimed at seeding new, Utah-based aerospace and innovation companies.

The USTAR Innovation Center, located in Falcon Hill Research Park, can house multiple tenants, has co-working space and comes equipped with a variety of advanced equipment to help early stage companies build prototypes and engage in product development on equipment that is out of reach, cost-wise, for most new businesses.

USTAR is billing the facility as one aimed at “meeting the needs of the aerospace/defense, advanced materials, composites and outdoor product sectors.”

USTAR Executive Director Ivy Estabrooke said the center represents a novel and targeted approach to offering a leg up to Utah tech startups.

“We’re excited about it because it’s a unique facility,” Estabrooke said. “The center is providing a central point for collaboration for startup businesses working with aerospace materials and advanced composites, as well as any company that could benefit from access to this very precise equipment.” Read More….