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Community invited to submit innovation proposals for safe testing of the coronavirus

March 27, 2020

The Regional Partnering Center, in collaboration with University of Arizona Innovation Center (UACI), announces an Innovation Challenge to the community at large to design an innovative outdoor medical consultation and testing booth for hospitals to safely triage patients for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and conserve scarce Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Development Starts at Tech Park at The Bridges

February 27, 2020

Tech Parks Arizona has broken ground on the first multitenant building at the University of Arizona Tech Park at The Bridges with development partner The Boyer Company.

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Tucson Tech: Sahuarita launches business incubator with UA

March 18, 2020 by David Wichner

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation and the town of Sahuarita are teaming up to launch a business incubator program after a successful pilot last year. The new BizLaunch program, sponsored by Freeport McMoRan, will enroll five or six entrepreneurs or teams for its spring cohort, with six weeks of free training from April 8 through May 13 and a community demo day scheduled for May 20.

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UA Breaks Ground on Tech Park at The Bridges

March 05, 2020

Inside Tucson Business article by Jeff Gardner 

On Thursday, Feb. 27, the University of Arizona broke ground on The Refinery, the first building at UA’s Tech Park at The Bridges. The Refinery will be four-stories and 120,000 square feet and is expected to serve as an example of the technology-driven workspace found at the Tech Park at The Bridges. The building is planned to be completed in the summer of 2021.

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Building Tucson Businesses: The Silicon Desert

November 06, 2019

Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Eleven years ago, a senior vice president of IBM asked a fresh out of University of Arizona, early-tenure employee with multiple undergraduate degrees and an MBA why she wanted to be a part of IBM. Out of a bundle of nerves, the employee gave an answer that spoke volumes: “Working here is like being in a great big candy store. You just have to be careful to not eat too much.”

That employee was Calline Sanchez, and she is now the IBM vice president of worldwide systems lab services and technical universities. The senior vice president who asked the question was Ginni Rometty, and she is now the CEO of IBM.

Fast-forward to today and some quick facts: IBM is 40 years in the Tucson marketplace. They are an anchor tenant at the University of Arizona’s Tech Park (IBM used to own the property and sold it to UA in 1994).

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Greater Tucson Leadership Honors 3 Community Leaders

October 25, 2017

Arizona Daily Star


Greater Tucson Leadership has revealed its picks for the 2017 Tucson Man and Woman of the Year as well as the winner of the Founders Award.

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