Established in 1968, the University of Utah Research Park lies adjacent to campus on 320 acres of ancient Lake Bonneville shoreline. The Park houses 53 companies, 82 academic departments and approximately 9,728 employees. A master plan has been developed with emphasis on preservation and enhancement of land contiguous to the University.
Research Park companies have added more than 6,097 jobs to the State’s economy, and the annual in-state productivity of Park residents exceeds $550 million. The Park provides a special environment for entrepreneurial growth. It is a reservoir of practical research and business opportunities for University faculty and both graduate and undergraduate students, giving new challenges and opportunities. These opportunities are created in a community that values technological innovation and commercial enterprise.