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NASA Tech Transfer: Where Public Research Fuels Private Innovation 

The United States’ economic and military dominance comes in part from a pipeline of innovation flowing from publicly funded research to private sector companies. The NASA Technology Transfer Program is one of the ways that the federal government provides private organizations with these types of technologies.

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Unlocking Federal Funding: An Intro to SBIR and STTR

Some of our greatest technological breakthroughs have come out of defense contracts. From jet engines to plasma transfusions, small private-sector companies have a rich history of developing pivotal new technologies. Often developed initially for government use, many have ultimately revolutionized both the military and civilian markets. This synergistic relationship is fundamental to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

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Utah’s Universities and Tech Colleges: A Powerful Pipeline for Aerospace and Defense Talent

SDL Engineer and Scientist Brian Thompson, Engineering Associate Dave Griffin, and Mission Assurance Manager Russ Kirkham are pictured mounting the AWE Opto-Mechanical Assembly (OMA) to the flight EXPRESS Payload Adapter (ExPA) at SDL facilities on Utah State University’s Innovation Campus.

Geostrategic competition, foreign conflict, and the revitalization of American manufacturing: these are some of the factors creating a surge in demand for skilled work. For job seekers, there has never been a better time to explore a career in aerospace, defense, or cyber. 

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The path to national security runs through Utah’s aerospace and defense ecosystem

In 1945, writer George Orwell predicted the rise of two “super-states, each possessed of a weapon by which millions of people can be wiped out in a few seconds.” These two nations were destined to divide the world into a permanent state of cold war.

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