The Mountain West IDeA state universities and their affiliated Technology Transfer Offices provide the framework for effective communication and outreach to build entrepreneurial cultures throughout this region. Through collaboration, we have created the ASCEND solution to accelerate development of commercialization activities and to increase SBIR/STTR applications and funding. This catalyst of entrepreneurial awareness will ensure commercialization-boosting programing and practices beyond the grant cycle.

Montana State University


New Mexico State University




University of Alaska, Anchorage



University of Alaska, Fairbanks



University of Hawaii at Mānoa


University of Idaho


University of Nevada, Las Vegas


University of Nevada, Reno


University of Montana


University of New Mexico


University of Wyoming




This Technology Transfer Accelerator for the Mountain West IDeA States was made possible by a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award (UT2GM130166) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)