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Change in Name for University Research Parks

December 30, 2013

The Office of University Research Parks, which directs the UA Tech Park, UA Bio Park and the Arizona Center for Innovation has changed its name to Tech Parks Arizona as part of University’s transformational efforts in moving University research innovations to market.

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Business Incubator Appoints New Director and Recruits 4 New Startups

October 23, 2013

Arizona Center for Innovation

Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce that Anita Bell has been appointed as acting director of the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI).  Bell has managed client services for AzCI since its inception in 2003.  As the acting director, her responsibilities include directing daily operations, managing client services and programs, and recruiting new clients.

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In the NewsIn the News

Tucson firms nab national clean-tech honors

December 11, 2013

Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson company that makes special composite wrapping and a local startup developing a new process to make fertilizer were honored nationally for their green technologies in the most recent Cleantech Open awards. The technology was developed by James “Kelly” Merritt Jr., a Houston power-plant engineer and Grannus’ chief development officer. Grannus has hired Corey Smith, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Arizona Center for Innovation at the UA Tech Park, as its vice president of capital development.

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Lawrence Hecker: Creating a balanced economic development strategy

December 01, 2013

Arizona Daily Star

When an out-of-state job prognosticator forecasts a dim, low-paying job future for Tucson (“High-pay jobs not in Tucson forecast,” Arizona Daily Star, Nov. 12), however, we don’t have to sit around and bemoan the incoming clouds — we can do something about it. The UA’s Tech Launch Arizona ( represents a prioritization, restructuring and resource enhancement of UA’s technology commercialization efforts.

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