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47G launches groundbreaking air transportation system for Utah

47G, in partnership with the Governor’s Office, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), the Utah Inland Port Authority and industry stakeholders launched a game-changing initiative today called “Project Alta.”

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Utah’s Cutting-Edge Technologies Support the Future of Mobility

New Yorkers recently stood at a downtown Manhattan heliport to watch a pilot take off vertically in an air taxi powered by electric batteries. Buoyed up by six small propellers, the air taxi quietly circled over the East River before returning safely to the heliport. New York City isn’t the only municipality taking a serious look at urban air mobility.

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Venture Capital’s Return to Aerospace and Defense

Venture capital has played a critical role in American innovation since the end of World War II. Its ability to catalyze new technologies has proved vital to national security and American economic dominance. From a few small farms to a multi-trillion-dollar industry, venture capital (VC) has changed the way we start, build, and scale companies.

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Utah could expand drones and air taxis for the ‘34 Olympics

In 2002, millions of people descended on Utah for the XIX Olympic Winter Games. It was a big opportunity for a state with only 2.2 million people — one that state leaders took seriously.

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47G Announces New Partnership With YouScience to Assist with Workforce Development

47G is thrilled to announce the creation of a new workforce development program through YouScience®. This partnership will help students connect with 47G member organizations and create a next-generation talent pipeline to aerospace, defense, and cyber companies in Utah.

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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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