Lt. Governor to Honor Top Science and Tech Innovators at Annual Gala

What: Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox, along with the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) initiative and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), will award the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology to eleven outstanding individuals and one company. The award recognizes those who have provided distinguished service or made significant career achievements benefitting the state of Utah.

When: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.     Networking reception
7:00 p.m.     Dinner and keynote presentation
7:45 p.m.     Remarks by Lt. Gov. Cox
8:00 p.m.     Presentation of awards
8:30 p.m.     Event concludes

This is the Place Heritage Park, Garden Place
2601 East Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City


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About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or


The Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) agency advances the Governor’s commitment to maintaining Utah’s position as the best performing economy in the nation and be recognized as a premier global business destination. USTAR is a long-term, state-funded investment designed to strengthen Utah’s knowledge economy and create a technology ecosystem that enables ideas to seed, grow and thrive. Funded in March 2006 by the State Legislature, USTAR’s diverse portfolio of investments will recruit and retain top researchers to the State’s research universities; support technology entrepreneurs through training, funding, incubator and accelerator programs and broker technology transfer by connecting capital, management and industry.  For additional information please contact Justin Berry at

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