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Office of Innovation and
Entrepreneurship (OIE)



Salt Lake City, Utah

Project Name

Quatere Cohorts Innovation Center Expansion: Physical and Virtual Innovation Centers Serving Utah's Rural Communities



Award Amount

$500,000 for Quatere Cohorts Innovation Center Expansion

This EDA investment will support the expansion of the Quatere Cohorts Innovation Center to reach the underserved rural innovators throughout Utah. This project leverages the region's unique competitive strengths to engage entrepreneurs in underserved rural communities and connect them to the robust regional entrepreneurial ecosystem, build and enhance the talent pipeline, and facilitate the creation of startups that drive this region's economy. The expansion will implement Quatere’s already successful program in two rural regions: Summit and Carbon County.