sba-ric-uammi-utahIn 2019, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would award UAMMI/Utah as a national Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) for the advanced materials and manufacturing industry. As such, UAMMI would receive federal funds to grow the industry cluster in Utah. UAMMI was one of seven national organizations to receive the award from among dozens of applicants across the country (see all industry clusters here)

The objective of the SBA-RIC program is to use public-private partnerships to align federal resources and programs with existing state and local resources, regional strengths, and economic growth opportunities to build more prosperous small business ecosystems across the United States. UAMMI was determined to be a perfect fit for accomplishing this objective by providing various resources and programs across the state to grow the well-known advanced materials cluster in Utah 

How We Can Help You

  • Network of companies, service providers, universities, government entities, and non-profit organizations
  • Access to a team of technical Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) for technology transfer and support
  • Access to UAMMI workforce Subject Matter Experts (SME’s)
  • Access to UAMMI conducted studies and reports
  • Help attain capital assistance, i.e., grants, contracts, SBIR/STTR funding
  • Support in the application of the RAMP Startup Accelerator
  • Free access to the Industry Database CONNEX – Utah
  • Discounts for Industry Events
  • Support for SBA Certification of Women or Disadvantaged Persons Owned Businesses
  • Access to the Utah Defense Manufacturing Community (UDMC) and related events
Becoming a part of a more prominent voice for the Utah Manufacturing Complex has a history of real legislative change.
For more information about these services, contact: UAMMI Small Business Services at (801) 871-8148 or