Faculty, staff, and students in the Department are transitioning research ideas into commercial opportunities. This work has been facilitated by the Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization (https://tvc.utah.edu/ ). These efforts include:
Who: MesoWest team led by Prof. John Horel
What: Drawing on the experience and skills of the University of Utah’s MesoWest program and selected partners in industry and academia, Synoptic scored early success providing groundbreaking support to NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) as part of the National Mesonet Program. In the years since, Synoptic has continued to spearhead this highly successful Public-Private Partnership and is now serving as one of the Program's Lead Subcontractors. By facilitating access to various datasets and bridging the gap between the NWS and the Program’s partners, Synoptic has increased exposure for and use of millions of observations that were otherwise unavailable to the NWS, forming the backbone of a unique collaborative partnership that continues to thrive. Additionally, Synoptic operates a robust API that provides access to millions of daily surface observations with time granularity down to minutes. We are continuing to refine our technology and add new capabilities as we steadily expand to meet the needs of a growing private and public sector customer base.
Who: Ryan Bares and Ben Fasoli, Alumni/Research Associates
What: Scribe Sciences is developing end to end data collection systems that are easy to use, rugged, and highly flexible for scientific and industrial measurements applications. Our dataloggers host real-time data displays and wireless interface with cloud based data storage and user dashboards. We are committed to bringing modern computational components to the datalogging industry.