In the News | Tech Parks Arizona

March 2020 [+]

Tucson Tech: Sahuarita launches business incubator with UA

March 18, 2020

Tucson.com 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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Growing Global: UArizona Center for Innovation makes Right Connections

March 02, 2020

Arizona Technology Council, Tech Connect Article by Eric Smith  

The most recent endeavor at the University of Arizona Center for Innovation housed at The University of Arizona Tech Park stays true to its spirit of collaboration and growth. The United States Department of State selected the center to host four international startups as part of its Global Innovation through Science and Technology program. 

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February 2020 [+]

UA Breaks Ground on First Tech Park Building

February 27, 2020

KOLD News Reported by Brooke Chaplain

The University of Arizona's Tech Park at The Bridges' first building, The Refinery, will provide office space for small-to-midsize tech-focused businesses and organizations.

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UA to Break Ground on First Tech-Focused Building at South-Side Tech Park

February 19, 2020

David Wichner, Tucson.com

More than a decade after dirt was first turned at the University of Arizona’s second technology business park on Tucson’s south side, officials will break ground on the first tech-oriented building there — a new a hub for UA-related tech development.

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January 2020 [+]

UA Alum's Startup Aims to Supply Engines that put Rotorcraft into the Skies

January 13, 2020

David Wichner, Tucson.com

While industry giants like Boeing, Airbus and Uber are working to make personal electric-powered rotorcraft fly for the masses, University of Arizona alumnus Phillip Greenberg hopes his startup company’s performance-boosting technology will ride aboard.

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November 2019 [+]

UA Senior VP Cantwell Selected as Science Advancement Fellow

November 28, 2019

Arizona Daily Star

 Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Arizona, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advance ment of Science, the world's largest general scientific society.

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Tucson Earns its Reputation as Emerging Tech Heavyweight

November 15, 2019

By Gov. Doug Ducey Special to the Arizona Daily Star

As recently as a few years ago, if you were reading headlines that boasted of new technologies, startups or tech job growth, chances were that a traditional coastal enclave like San Francisco, Seattle or Boston could take credit.

Fast-forward to 2019, and things have changed. While the old guard still remains, there’s another name to add to the top of our nation’s list of the most exciting places for technology and innovation — none other than Tucson, Arizona.

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October 2019 [+]

Tucson Tech: UA Incubator Hosts Foreign Entrepreneurs

October 24, 2019

Arizona Daily Star, written by David Wichner

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation is hosting four international startup company founders as part of a U.S. State Department program to help young tech entrepreneurs develop solutions to local problems.

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BizTucson Fall 2019 Special Report

October 01, 2019

BizTucson Magazine

After more than six months in the making, the BizTucson Fall 2019 Special Report on Tech Parks Arizona has been published. 

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September 2019 [+]

Tucson Tech: Ideas meet money at annual pitch competition

September 28, 2019

Arizona Daily Star

What do a system of aerial drones used to pollinate crops, technology to help fish farmers raise the fastest-growing stock, and special clothing designs to allow women to go braless while maintaining modesty all have in common?

They’re just three of the entrepreneurial ideas that will be pitched to investor panels in mid-October at the latest edition of the annual IdeaFunding pitch competition, a “Shark Tank”-style event that is part of the 10-day-long TenWest Impact Festival.

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Fresh Thinking: Freshwater Science Is Being Pioneered in Arizona

September 12, 2019

Harvard Business Review 

As the only state that contains all four North American deserts (the Sonoran, Great Basin, Mohave, and Chihuahuan), Arizona has long been at the forefront of water management and conservation.

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University of Arizona Center for Innovation breaks ground in Oro Valley

September 05, 2019

Tucson Local Media 

The University of Arizona broke ground on a new incubator focused on bioscience startups September 4, with nearly 300 people in attendance. The incubator, UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley, will provide space and business incubation programs for nascent life science businesses to develop their technology and business.

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August 2019 [+]

UA Initiates 100% Clean Energy Project with TEP

August 22, 2019

Pam Scott

University Communications

UA News

By partnering with Tucson Electric Power for the purchase of solar and wind power, the University of Arizona will offset all of its scope two greenhouse gas emissions with green energy by December 2020.

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Small Business Administration Road Tour Visits Tucson

August 12, 2019

KVOA

Joseph Trevino

Leaders from the Small Business Administration were in Tucson Monday for their “Road Tour.”

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Tucson Sees Tech Industry Grow by 90%

August 08, 2019

KGUN 9 

Veronika Vernachio

The UA plays a big factor in research and inventions...

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UA's Business Incubator Looks to Widen Reach Under New Leaders

August 03, 2019

David Wichner

Arizona Daily Star

 

The University of Arizona’s 16-year-old technology business incubator has a new name, new leadership and some new partners as it plans to expand its reach.

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July 2019 [+]

UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth

July 29, 2019

Tucson has enjoyed a 90% jump in technology jobs over the last five years, making it one of the t

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Tech Talk: ALS Research, Diesel Alternatives, Electric Bikes, and More

July 05, 2019

Jeff Gardner

Inside Tucson Business

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona.

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June 2019 [+]

Building Tucson Businesses: Technology's Best Address

June 25, 2019

Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona has established itself in the Tucson community as an economic powerhouse and continues to expand its horizons.

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UA Tech Park Welcomes Research Parks Association

June 12, 2019

Meredith O'Neil

Tucson Local Business

The Association of University Research Parks recently settled into its new headquarters: University of Arizona’s Tech Park. The AURP is a network of technical and research parks linked to universities around the world.

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May 2019 [+]

Arizona has a Powerful Economic Partner to the North

May 20, 2019

Phoenix Business Journal

Arizona serves as a great entry point for Canadian business expanding into the US with its access to major markets, ease of business regulations, top-tier research universities, beautiful weather, and friendly business environment.

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April 2019 [+]

Solar-powered go-karts will battle it out at Racing the Sun Day

April 26, 2019

Marquies White 

The Daily Wildcat

The UA Science and Technology Park hosts the 4th annual Racing the Sun competition, a solar go-kart race, at Musselman Honda Circuit on Saturday, April 27.

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Want to start a new business? Sahuarita is doling out free advice

April 24, 2019

Sahuarita held a start-up workshop to give advice on how to start a business.

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Tucson Tech: Insiders Say Arizona is Making Progress in Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for Bioscience Companies

April 03, 2019

David Wichner 

Arizona Daily Star

There was plenty of talk about the recent progress Arizona is making to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem for bioscience companies.

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March 2019 [+]

Tucson Tech: Three Local Firms Picked for Flinn BioScience Startup Program

March 28, 2019

David Wichner

Arizona Daily Star

Three Tucson-based bioscience startups were among six picked by the Phoenix-based Flinn Foundation for its 2019 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program.

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Arizona Optics Industry Continues Growth of Optics Valley

March 27, 2019

Photonics Media

The Arizona optics industry continues its upward trend with a $500,000 contract awarded to a business consultancy firm that is a member of the Arizona Technology Council, an organization dedicated to growing Optics Valley. 

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Tucson Tech: Startup Aims to Put Ultrasounds in the Palm of Your Hand

March 21, 2019

David Wichner 

Arizona Daily Star

Emagine Solutions Technology has developed a system that turns a phone or tablet into an ultrasound viewing screen.

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Sahuarita 'Business Launcher' Helps with Local Start-ups

March 04, 2019

Andrew Paxton

Green Valley News

Local residents who want to find out what it takes to start a new business or need help fostering their entrepreneurial ideas, look no further – Sahuarita wants to help.

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February 2019 [+]

CTECH moving into UA Tech Park

February 15, 2019

Staff Report

Inside Tucson Business

CTECH Force Support, LLC announced it will be move its technology company into the UA Tech Park to better meet the high-growth demands of the company.

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UA Tech Parks ready to break ground with new associate vice president Carol Stewart

February 01, 2019

Jeff Gardner

Inside Tucson Business

Carol Stewart, the recently-appointed associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona, moved from Canada to Arizona for her new position because she knew the opportunity would be worth the heat.

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November 2018 [+]

Space Available at Tucson's Best Workplace

November 01, 2018

Trend Report

Naomi Weiner

November 2018 Issue

Where do emerging companies and technology giants work side by side? At Technology’s Best Address—the UA Tech Park at Rita Road.

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Growing Tucson's Tech Industry

November 01, 2018

Arizona Public Media

Experts say that Tucson's tech and startup industries are growing, thanks in part to a supportive environment provided by the UA. Bruce Wright, the recently retired associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona, is interviewed.

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October 2018 [+]

UA Tech Park Leader Steps Down

October 10, 2018

Lee Allen

Inside Tucson Business

Published on: October 2, 2018

Bruce Wright is retiring after more than three decades at the helm of the university facility.

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Retiring Wright Led New Era of UA Economic-Development Efforts

October 05, 2018

Arizona Daily Star

David Wichner

Published: September 22, 2018

Bruce Wright is retiring as associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona but intends to stay active in the community.

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Retiring Wright Led New Era of UA Economic-Development Efforts

October 05, 2018

Arizona Daily Star

David Wichner

Published: September 22, 2018

Bruce Wright is retiring as associate vice president for Tech Parks Arizona but intends to stay active in the community.

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August 2018 [+]

Tucson Tech: UA Tech Park is Support Site for National Solar-Technology Contest

August 30, 2018

David Wichner 

Arizona Daily Star

Published: August 30, 2018

The University of Arizona Tech Park and its business incubator will help scientists and entrepreneurs explore new solar power technologies as part of a U.S. Department of Energy competition to advance American-made solar innovations.

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UA Tech Park to Mentor Companies in Solar Competition

August 30, 2018

Zachary Ziegler

Arizona Public Media

Publication: August 20, 2018

Participants could win a portion of $3 million. Will receive help from UA and other 'Connector' organizations.

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June 2018 [+]

UA Tech Park Economic Impact Grew Last Year, Report Says

June 22, 2018

Arizona Daily Star

David Wichner 

The UA Tech Park is seeing monumental growth. 

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UA Tech Park Adds $2B to Arizona Economy Last Year, Report Says

June 22, 2018

Arizona Public Media

Brandon Mejia

The UA Tech Park expects to add hundreds of jobs this year.

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April 2018 [+]

TEP Ranks Among Nation's Top Utilities for Expanding Energy Storage

April 25, 2018

Arizona Republic

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) has developed energy storage systems at a scale that ranks among the utility industry?s leaders, according to a report released today by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

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February 2018 [+]

University Startups Contribute Millions to State Economy

February 28, 2018

The Arizona Board of Regents reports the three state universities are contributing millions of dollars to the Arizona economy and creating thousands of jobs each year.

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August 2017 [+]

In Tucson, Competing Interests Fight for Solar Energy Profits

August 12, 2017

NBC News
Lester Holt

Home solar faces changes that could lower savings.

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Tech Launch Arizona Continues Upward Trajectory

August 02, 2017

The University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm posted across-the-board increases in startup companies, license agreements and other measures in fiscal 2017.

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July 2017 [+]

Companies Sign on for Planned Sahuarita Tech Center

July 28, 2017

Arizona Public Media
Andrea Kelly
July 28, 2017

“Economic development” is a catchphrase in Arizona, but the town of Sahuarita plans to construct a tech center to put a foundation behind the idea.

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Neighborhood Support is Key in Development

July 26, 2017

Arizona Daily Star
Mike Christy
July 26, 2017

Tech Parks Arizona's Tucson Marketplace at the Bridges shows how neighbors, builders can unite.

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BizTucson Special Report: Hotbed of Innovation

July 18, 2017

BizTucson
Special Report 2017

After more than six months in the making, the BizTucson Summer 2017 Special Report on Tech Parks Arizona and Tech Launch Arizona has been published.

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Zoning in Solar Energy Innovations

July 01, 2017

Desert Leaf - The Cataline Foothills Magazine
Clarie Rogers
July 2017

As the largest solar technology test site in the United States, the Solar Zone provides a technology hub for solar innovation companies.

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June 2017 [+]

UA Tech Park Opens Huge New Solar Array

June 16, 2017

The Daily Wildcat
Eddie Celaya
June 16, 2017

The future, much like the Tucson summer sun, is bright for the UA Tech Park.

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Tucson Tech: UA Solar Solar Zone Enters Second Phase

June 03, 2017

Arizona Daily Star
David Wichner
June 3, 2017

The University of Arizona and Tucson Electric Power Co. marked the completion of a new energy-storage system and solar array built by E.On at the UA Tech Park.

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Solar Energy Storage Project Debuted at UA Tech Park

June 01, 2017

Tucson News Now
Evan Schrieber
June 1, 2017

A solar energy storage project is finished in southern Arizona and was debuted Thursday, June 1.

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May 2017 [+]

TEP Brings New Energy-Storage Systems Online in Tucson

May 06, 2017

Arizona Daily Star
David Wichner
May 6, 2017

Tucson Electric Power Co. recently completed two big energy-storage projects aimed at taking advantage of new technologies and smoothing out the intermittent generation of renewable-energy sources like solar and wind.

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April 2017 [+]

Your Guide to Startup Incubators, Accelerators

April 13, 2017

Arizona Business Gazette
Daniel Kehrer
April 13, 2017

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in America. Just witness the explosive growth of business-startup accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces, among many other organizations.

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February 2017 [+]

UA Tech Park Connects Businesses from Tucson, U.S. and Overseas

February 10, 2017

Arizona Public Media
Andrea Kelly
February 10, 2017

Local businesses participate in effort to showcase opportunities to companies in other countries.

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New Employer Moving to UA Tech Park

February 09, 2017

KVOA Tucson
Sam Salzwedel
February 8, 2017

A financial services company is moving to Tucson's Tech Park because of the employee base.

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January 2017 [+]

University of Arizona Program Bringing Foreign Businesses to Tucson

January 28, 2017

David Wichner
Arizona Daily Star
January 28, 2017

Global Advantage, a program of Tech Parks Arizona, aims to recruit new businesses to the UA Tech Park on South Rita Road by offering an array of product-development and business support.

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Tucson's Codelucida Wins Angel Investsment

January 25, 2017

Tech Launch Arizona
Arizona Daily Star
January 25, 2017

Codelucida, a University of Arizona tech startup that develops error-correction software for data storage and communications, says it has successful raised about $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding led by the Tucson-based Desert Angels.

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Hundreds of Tucsonans March to Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 16, 2017

Abby Friedemann
News 4 Tucson
January 16, 2016

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hundreds of people marched from the UA Tech Park to Reid Park to honor the life of the civil rights leader.

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December 2016 [+]

National Financial Services Firm to Open Tucson Office, Hire 170

December 21, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
Gabriela Rico
December 21, 2016

Ascensus, based in Pennsylvania, will open its office at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, on the city’s southeast side.

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Tucson Leaders Work to Nurture Ties With Mexico Post-Election

December 01, 2016

Arizona Public Media
Zachary Ziegler
December 1, 2016

Uncertainty about the future of Tucson-Mexico ties has local leaders working to keep relations solid. Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President for Tech Parks at the University of Arizona, speaks up about the issue.

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November 2016 [+]

Raytheon: Tucson expansion to emphasize higher-wage jobs

November 18, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
Joe Ferguson and David Wichner 
November 18, 2016

Tucson-based Raytheon Missile Systems plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations and add nearly 2,000 jobs over five years, potentially adding billions of dollars to the local economy.

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October 2016 [+]

Reuters Ranks UA No. 63 in the World for Innovative Universities

October 06, 2016

The Daily Wildcat
Leah Merrall
October 6, 2016

Reuters ranked the UA No. 63 in the world on their list of innovative universities. The Arizona Center for Innovation, housed in the UA Tech Park, was mentioned for its funding and startup efforts.

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September 2016 [+]

UA on, ASU off Reuters' Most-Innovative Colleges List

September 29, 2016

The Arizona Republic
September 28, 2016
Kalia White

The University of Arizona and Board of Regents ranked 63 on the global 2016 installment of Reuters' World's Most Innovative Universities.

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June 2016 [+]

University of Arizona Tech Incubator Refines Focus, Welcomes New Class

June 19, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
June 19, 2016
David Wincher

More than 12 years after its inception, the University of Arizona’s business incubator is reshaping itself to better serve the Tucson area’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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Veterans, Spouses Met Dozens of Companies at Job Fair

June 02, 2016

KVOA News 4 Tucson
June 2, 2016
Allison Alexander
Anthony Victor Reyes

On Thursday, several veterans and their spouses were given the opportunity to meet dozens of local companies in the Pima Community College’s 29th Street Coalition Center Job Fair.

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Two Tucson Job Fairs Feature Dozens of Employers

June 01, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
June 1, 2016

Two job fairs are happening Thursday and Saturday in Tucson, including one targeting veterans.

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May 2016 [+]

Two Big Projects to Store TEP Energy

May 11, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
David Wincher
May 11, 2016

Tucson Electric Power Co. is making a big investment in energy storage for renewable energy and grid reliability, after state regulators approved two projects that will be the first of their kind in Arizona.

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UA Student Ventures Win Mentorship, Cash

May 05, 2016

Arizona Daily Star
May 5, 2016

Seven University of Arizona student entrepreneurial teams shared in $25,000 in cash and services as prizes in a business-pitch competition at the school on Tuesday

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April 2016 [+]

University Of Arizona Delegation In Germany For Technology Expo

April 26, 2016

Arizona Science and Innovation

Mark Brodie

April 26, 2016

A delegation from the University of Arizona is in Germany this week taking part in what’s described as the world’s largest advanced technology conference and expo.

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Sudbury Company Tests Solar Panel Design in U.S.

April 25, 2016

Northern Ontario Business
Ells Myers
​April 25, 2016

Crystal Green Energy has been working on their Solar Optic Modules for five years now. In February, they began testing at the Arizona Center for Innovation in Tucson

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March 2016 [+]

UA Will Take to Germany in International Technology Trade Show

March 30, 2016

The Daily Wildcat
Michelle Jaquette
March 30, 2016

A delegation from Tech Parks Arizona will head to one of the world’s largest international technology trade shows in Germany at the end of April with hopes to attract new international businesses to the tech park.

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University key to Providing Educated Workforce

March 18, 2016

Inside Tucson Business
March 18, 2016
​Brad Allis

Possessing an educated workforce is vital to a community, but equally important is having employment opportunities for those workers. That is a challenge Tucson and the University of Arizona face.

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University of Arizona Impact More Than Just Dollar Signs

March 18, 2016

Inside Tucson Business

March 18, 2016

Logan Burtch-Buus

Whether by measuring employee wages and salaries, direct university expenditures or the acquisition of knowledge through discovery, the impact of the University of Arizona has been nothing if not paramount.

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February 2016 [+]

Compete, Win and Expand Your Business

February 23, 2016

export.gov

February 23, 2016

Plan to attend this unprecedented national series of conferences designed to help U.S. businesses expand sales, penetrate new markets, and boost their bottom line through exports. Reserve your spot now at a Discover Global Markets event in 2016

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Tech Park is Region’s Secret Weapon

February 05, 2016

Brad Allis

Inside Tucson Business

February 5, 2016

Although it has been around for over two decades and is one of the largest employment centers in the region, many in southern Arizona are either unaware of the existence of the UA Tech Park, or not clear on the purpose and goals of the park.

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Business Report: Tech Park's Billion-Dollar Impact

February 05, 2016

Zachary Ziegler

February 5, 2016

Arizona Public Media

On the Arizona Business Report AZPM's Zac Ziegler and Inside Tucson Business Editor David Rupkalvis discuss a growing economic driver in Pima County.

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UA Tech Park Taking Advantage of the Arizona Sunshine

February 05, 2016

Logan Burtch-Buus

February 5, 2016

Inside Tucson Business

One of the most promising and potentially lucrative fields of research being carried out at the University of Arizona Tech Park is the development of solar technology at one of the park’s hubs of innovation, the aptly named Solar Zone

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January 2016 [+]

Tech Launch Arizona Creates Ecosystem of Invention, Commercialization

January 27, 2016

Paul Tumarkin

Arizona Daily Star

January 27, 2016

In 2013, the University of Arizona created Tech Launch Arizona to commercialize inventions stemming from university research. Today, the Tech Launch Arizona structure has coalesced into three integrated teams.

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Tucson Mayor on Trade with Mexico: 'We're only Scratching the Surface'

January 22, 2016

Som Lisaius

Tucson News Now

January 22, 2016

At more than $26 billion a year, Mexico is Arizona's largest trading partner - and it's not even close.

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MLK Celebration Looks to Past, Future

January 18, 2016

Arizona Daily Star

Hannah Gaber

January 18, 2016

Cloudy skies begin to clear as marchers from the 31st MLK Day Walk trickle into Reid Park Monday morning

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a sign Renaming Ceremony

January 18, 2016

KVOA

Monica Garcia

January 18, 2016

This morning hundreds gathered for the annual Martin Luther King Jr walk and street sign renaming ceremony. The idea was first brought to the UA Tech Park in 2014 by the Tucson NAACP Branch, which in turn spawned the Heritage Path Project.

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MLK March in Tucson: Still fighting for King's vision

January 18, 2016

KGUN 9

Valerie Cavazos

January 18, 2016

A day long celebration to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of Tucsonans marched 3 miles to Reid Park to honor Dr. King taking the opportunity to reflect on his message and rejuvenate.

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UA Seeks Private Partner to Develop South-side Tech Park

January 02, 2016

Arizona Daily Star

David Wichner

January 2, 2016

The University of Arizona is looking for a new development partner to help it build a $40 million office building at its nascent tech park at Kino Parkway and East 36th Street, after Pima County voters rejected a bond that would have paid for half the building.

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Tech Launch Arizona Offers a Critical Link for Creations

January 01, 2016

Bruce Wright and David Allen

Tech Connect

Winter 2016

In 2013, the University of Arizona (UA) created Tech Launch Arizona to bring a vision for technology commercialization to life. The Arizona Board of Regents and UA leadership understood that technological breakthroughs - both those emanating from University laboratories as well as those being developed in the business world - address societal challenges and drive economic growth.

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December 2015 [+]

Arizona's Tech Scene has Plenty to Celebrate in 2015

December 23, 2015

Phoenix Business Journal

December 23, 2015

Steve Zylstra

I’m not one to dwell on the past. Instead, I prefer to look toward the potential opportunities that lie ahead. However, after a banner year that the technology community experienced in 2015, it’s worth taking stock of how far we’ve come since not that long ago we wondered when the economy was going to finally show signs it had bounced back.

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Partnership with Israel Tech Park Promises Tucson Jobs

December 22, 2015

Arizona Public Media

Nancy Montoya

December 22, 2015

Next year may bring a big boost to Southern Arizona’s Economy courtesy of Israel. Nancy Montoya reports that efforts by the University of Arizona Tech Park are beginning to pay off with the goal of bringing more industry and higher-paying jobs to the area.

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Will Bisbee’s Future be tied to the Future of the World’s Mining Industry?

December 03, 2015

KCTR News

Chuck Alton

Now, hear the recent meeting that documents that potential upturn scenario in process! There is some interesting economic development brewing in Bisbee, and while the project could fail to meet fruition for a variety of reasons, the real possibility that Bisbee could become a magnet for average to high paying jobs does exist at this moment.

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November 2015 [+]

Mexico's Emerging Middle Class Can Benefit Southern Arizona

November 17, 2015

Arizona Public Media

Nancy Montoya

In a recent poll by the Pew Center, 2000 Americans were given a word association test. The word? Mexico. Almost 90 percent of those interviewed said “illegal immigration." Nancy Montoya reports a growing number of business leaders in Southern Arizona are pushing to change that perception, calling Mexico our biggest ally for economic growth.

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Nothing Soft or Fluffy Here: Local and National PR Work Recognized in This Year’s Impact Awards for Southern Arizona

November 13, 2015

Inside Tucson Business

Kathleen Brown

November 13, 2015

Nationwide, the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) awards criteria are considered more arduous than other awards programs in the industry. The entries aren’t just judged for a single element such as visual appeal. PRSA requires a thorough analysis of the quantifiable research behind the project, the quality of the execution, and–most importantly–the quantifiable, measurable results of the effort.

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Tech Launch Arizona Wins as Innovator of Year

November 13, 2015

UA News

Paul Tumarkin

The UA's commercialization arm is recognized in the academia category at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation awards in Phoenix.

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Local Drone-Tracking Startup Has Winning Pitch

November 12, 2015

Arizona Daily Star

 

Drone Control Systems, a Tucson-based company developing software to track unmanned aircraft, was named winner of the Second Annual Get Started Tucson, a “Shark Tank”-style business-pitch competition.

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Drone Control Systems Sails Away with Win at “Get Started Tucson" Business Pitch Competition

November 09, 2015

Drone Control Systems Press Release

Local company scores $10,000 in prizes from Cox Business in “Shark Tank” style event.

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October 2015 [+]

Developer Model Puts Innovation Campus Risk on Tetrad

October 15, 2015

Lincoln Journal Star

Chris Dunker

As state lawmakers wrestle with how to help grow Nebraska Innovation Campus, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is benefiting from a developer-at-risk model that asks Tetrad Property Group to bear “considerable financial risk” to develop the site.

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August 2015 [+]

New Tucson housing community gets first homebuilder

August 14, 2015

Arizona Daily Star

Gabriela Rico

Developers of a master-planned community on the city’s southeast side have landed their first homebuilder.

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UA Awarded for Role in AZ Economy

August 06, 2015

The Daily Wildcat

By: Samuel Gross

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recognized the University of Arizona as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University on June 24.

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UA Increasing Tech Commercialization

August 03, 2015

AZ Tech Beat

By: Chloe Nordquist

Since 2013, the University of Arizona has increased its commercialized tech derived from UA research through Tech Launch Arizona (TLA).

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July 2015 [+]

Racing The Sun

July 16, 2015

Tucson Local Media

Lee Allen

Designed and built specially by high school students, the solar powered creations of many varieties gleaned in the rays of the sun.

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Technology Transforms Tradition

July 16, 2015

Arizona Alumni Magazine

Tim Vanderpool

A new take on Arizona's Traditional five C's.

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AZ Week: Growing Arizona's Technology Sector

July 13, 2015

Arizona Public Media

AZPM Staff

Technology and science are often trumpeted as the future of Arizona's economy. Friday's ARizona Week episode looks into how these fields are shaping the state.

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June 2015 [+]

New Businesses Get Leg Up From Incubators

June 15, 2015

Arizona Public Media 

Zach Ziegler 

 

Most new businesses fail within ten years, but those that go through programs like Thryve Next might have a better chance of survival.

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Tomorrowland: The Future of Tech Is Coming Faster Than Ever

June 10, 2015

Phoenix New Times

Chris Parker 

Everywhere we look, our mastery grows by leaps and bounds as we push to the very edges of what's possible. We've begun cataloging not only the universe's visible light but also that which we can't see. 

 

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May 2015 [+]

Solar on the Rise: Electricity Output Equal to Hoover Dam

May 29, 2015

Arizona Public Media

 Zach Ziegler

Tech Park Arizona is home to a group of companies looking to advance solar power, taking it from powering individual homes to entire communities.

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Alumni-Owned Company Awarded $100K Grant

May 07, 2015

UA News

Paul Tumarkin

 

Small Business Innovation Research grants support technology innovation by providing federal research funds to help grow small, technology-based businesses. ​

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April 2015 [+]

County Moves Forward with $815 Million Bond Election

April 29, 2015

Explorer 

Chris Flora 

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has voted 401 to send $815 millinon bond package to the polls in November. 

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Center for Innovation Mentors Startups

April 25, 2015

Arizona Daily Star

Kayla Samoy

AzCi broadened its focus last year to make its resources available to companies at all stages — from early-stage startups to emerging companies. 

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Tucson's New Focus on Entrepreneurship, Startups, Retention and Expansion

April 25, 2015

Arizona Daily Star

Joe Ferguson

A grow-our-own economic-development strategy is taking root in Tucson. It’s fueled by a larger wave of university-driven tech startups and patents, and by the growth of business incubators and mentoring centers. Also contributing is a downtown hipster-inventor spirit that’s resulted in collaborative “co-work” spaces and “maker” movements. 

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UA Innovation Continues

April 22, 2015

The Daily Wildcat

The Arizona Center for Innovation launched the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge on Tuesday, with students competing for funding and access to support and mentoring that will help them transform ideas into reality. Winning the first-place prize of $5,000 was Infinurja, a group that aims to provide low-cost, renewable electricity to underdeveloped areas of India to improve the quality of life. 

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Consul to Promote Arizona-Israel Tech Alliance

April 16, 2015

Arizona Jewish Post

Phyllis Braun

Tech Parks Arizona will host the Consul General of Israel, David Siegel. Siegel’s talk will be part of a briefing on the Tech Parks Arizona Global Advantage business attraction program and its Israel initiative.

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Tucson Company Infinurja Advances in SBA Company

April 08, 2015

Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson panel has chosen one company, Infinurja — which creates energy from waste — to compete in the Small Business Administration’s InnovateHER women’s business challenge. 

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Israel 67 Fest Will Cap Week of Celebrations

April 02, 2015

Arizona Jewish Post

Sheila Wilensky 

In Tucson, the 12 torches will be lit by representatives of local Jewish and non-Jewish organizations. 

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March 2015 [+]

UA-Born Traffic App Powered by Stakeholder Ecosystem

March 19, 2015

Tech Launch Arizona

An innovative app that incentivizes commuters to change their driving habits for improved regional traffic has officially hit the streets of Tucson. 

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GlycoSurf Finalizes Exclusive License Agreement for Bio-Inspired Surfactant

March 16, 2015

AZO Materials

Beth Ellison

A University of Arizona (UA) startup, has entered into a licensing agreement for synthesis of biosurfactants which could replace oil-based chemicals. 

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Advancing the Potential of Solar Power

March 09, 2015

The Military Engineer

Bruce A Wright and Master Sgt. Adam J. Boubede, M.SAME, USAF

A hub of innovation under the sunny skies of southern Arizona aims to increase the efficiency of alternative energy sources for the United States. 

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UA Tech Park Has Major Regional Impact

March 05, 2015

UA News

Study reveals an annual economic impact of $2.33 billion on the economy of Pima County, and the park is a center for high-wage jobs.  

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February 2015 [+]

Study: UA Tech Park Brings in Millions for Pima County

February 11, 2015

Tucson News Now

Cynthia Washington

A new study by Tech Parks Arizona found The University of Arizona Science and Technology Park gave Pima County a major economic boost.

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November 2014 [+]

U Arizona Shifts Gears, Aligns Tech Park Strategy with Tech Transfer Mission

November 07, 2014

Tech Transfer

David Schwartz

Reaching the 20-year point in its history might in and of itself be sufficient reason for a university technology park to reassess and perhaps revamp its strategy, but at the University of Arizona there is an added incentive: It recently became one of the four separate components of Tech Launch Arizona (TLA), the university’s technology commercialization arm, which was created in 2013.

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A Different Homecoming Keeping Bright Minds, Boosting Business

November 07, 2014

Tucson News Now

Barbara Grijalva

The UA is a place for ideas to be born and helped along by Tech Launch Arizona. The UA Tech Park helps the "idea people" continue growing companies out of those ideas.

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Going Global: The UA Tech Park's International Intent

November 01, 2014

Global Reach

With its new direction as part of Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona’s technology commercialization arm, the UA Tech Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new strategy focusing on more active recruitment of firms eager to collaborate with the University.

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October 2014 [+]

UA Tech Park Celebrates 20 Years, Looks to Future

October 09, 2014

UA News

What began in 1994 with a regional economic development mission has since turned its attention to facilitating the testing, evaluation and demonstration of new technologies. 

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Raytheon applauds aerospace parkway, 'remains committed to Tucson'

October 09, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

David Wincher

Efforts to give Raytheon Missile Systems more room to grow in Tucson are critical to help the region’s biggest private employer thrive, the company’s president said Thursday.

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August 2014 [+]

UA Refocuses Tech Park Strategy

August 31, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

David Wincher

The University of Arizona’s technology park is nearing its 20th anniversary with a new strategy focusing on more active recruitment of firms eager to collaborate with the UA.

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Growing Downtown Tech Biz Has a Record For Hiring UA Grads

August 27, 2014

KVOA

Lauren Reimer

Sinfonia Health Care and its newest spin-off, SinfoniaRX, a medical call center, make one of the fastest growing technology based health companies in the country, and it all came out of the University of Arizona.

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Wright Discusses Tech Parks Arizona's Core Strengths

August 18, 2014

TechConnect

Bruce Wright

In the most recent issue of Tech Connect, Tech Parks Arizona Associate Vice President Bruce Wright discusses what makes for the right combination of services, recruiting strategies, and connectivity to the UA that draws companies from around the world to the UA Tech Parks.

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A Record Year for Technology Commercialization at the UA

August 06, 2014

UA News

In the last fiscal year, the University of Arizona executed 39 exclusive licenses and 72 total licenses, among other successes.

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June 2014 [+]

Tech Parks Arizona special section in BizTucson

June 19, 2014

Biz Tucson 

Summer Issue

In honor of the 20 year anniversary, Tech Parks Arizona partnered with BizTucson to develop a special section highlighting its focus on the future and how it connects the University, industry, and community to advance technology innovation and grow companies.

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From the lab to the boardroom: Tech Launch lifts startups

June 16, 2014

FOX News

Aalia Shaheed

Scientists, researchers and engineers at the University of Arizona are coming up with new technologies all the time. Now a new center called Tech Launch Arizona is helping turn those technologies into big business for the city of Tucson.

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Mexico is the new China (and that's great for Arizona)

June 06, 2014

AZ Central

Arizona's international border is an economic engine with huge potential, and the stars are aligning to make it more powerful yet. Mexico offers high-skill, low-cost manufacturing and easy access to the North American market.

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University of Arizona president emeritus Henry Koffler, 91, has launched an art career

June 01, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

Kathy Allen

A show of Koffler's abstracts, created on an iPad, recently opened at the UA Tech Park as part of the facility's 20th anniversary celebration.

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May 2014 [+]

Big-box retail being recruited to Tucson's southeast side

May 27, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

Gabriela Rico

Optimism about the growing number of residents settling on Tucson's southeast side is prompting the development of several "power centers" along the corridor.

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UA Tech Park Inspires Local Youth in STEM Education Fields

May 16, 2014

Arizona Public Media

Tech Park Arizona won the Metropolitan Education Commission’s Crystal Apple Award for inspiring local youth to study STEM career paths.

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Global Advantage Partnership Promotes Arizona-Sonora Region

May 01, 2014

Site Selection

Global Advantage - a collaboration between the University of Arizona Tech Parks and the Offshore Group-underscores the governors' commitment to enhancing job growth and global competitiveness near the border.

Site Selection

May 1, 2014

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April 2014 [+]

An inside look into Racing the Sun

April 30, 2014

Dysart High School Automotive Team

Students from Dysart High School show what it took to develop their solar go-kart

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What is Tech Launch Arizona, and what can it do for Tucson and the UA?

April 30, 2014

Inside Tucson Business

Kayla Samoy

As a leading public research university, the University of Arizona created Tech Launch Arizona in

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Tucson News Now Coverage of Racing the Sun

April 29, 2014

KOLD News 13

Maria Hechanov

Several high school students in Vail are preparing to 'Race the Sun' this weekend with a solar-powered go-kart they built themselves.
 

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New in Town

April 27, 2014

Arizona Daily Star
Luis Carrasco

Universal Bio Mining is applying synthetic biology to the mining industry.

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March 2014 [+]

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber works to bring 6,500 jobs to Southern Arizona

March 19, 2014

Explorer News

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has urged Tesla Motors to build its new 6,500-job battery factory in Southern Arizona, citing the UA Tech Park as one of the advantages. 

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UA Bio Park getting updated mission to spur development

March 07, 2014

Inside Tucson Business

By Kayla Samoy

The UA is looking to broaden its focus for the Bio Park beyond just the bioscience to include other research areas where the UA excels. 

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February 2014 [+]

Tucson Tech: UA launch pad getting more startups, patent applications off the ground

February 26, 2014

The Arizona Daily Star

Tech Launch Arizona is making an impact, as its chief, UA Vice President David Allen, had hoped and predicted.

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Sonora and Arizona: Two Deserts with a Thirst for Business

February 26, 2014

Milenio.com

Cd. De Mexico

The Spanish article titled “ Sonora and Arizona: Two Deserts with a Thirst for Business” was developed after the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, and her Sonoran counterpart, Guillermo Padrés, announced a project together to start new businesses and to search for investments in other areas that are similar in environments such as Israel.

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Joint trip can open doors

February 16, 2014

The Arizona Republic

When it comes to international relations, business savvy is better than political sass. That hasn't always been Gov. Jan Brewer's approach to Mexico, but she's doing the state a favor now by working with her Mexican counterpart on economic development. 

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UA Tech Park wants to add retail and residences as part of makeover plan

February 14, 2014

Inside Tucson Business

UA Tech Park is planning changes to the Eastside tech-biz incubator, including attracting international business, increasing community access and adding residential and retail facilities.

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Hit 'on' switch; may best robot win

February 13, 2014

The Arizona Daily Star

Vail students combine electrical, engineering know-how to create a device designed for competition. 

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Sonora, AZ govenors to recruit in Israel

February 08, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

The governors of Arizona and Sonora announced Friday that they will jointly travel to Israel to support an effort to recruit technology companies to the region with complementary resources on both sides of the border. The effort, called Global Advantage, is a partnership between the University of Arizona Tech Parks and The Offshore Group.

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January 2014 [+]

New plans in the works for UA tech parks

January 29, 2014
Arizona Daily Star

Changes are underway at both parks as the UA continues to retool its technology commercialization efforts under Tech Launch Arizona.

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Education-tech firm wins NSF grant

January 15, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $150,000 Phase 1 Small Business Innovative Research grant to Tucson-based YourLabs LLC, an e-learning software firm, to develop its Knowledge Evaluation System, a Webbased platform for student learning and assessment.

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Mayors promote cross-border business directory

January 11, 2014

Arizona Daily Star

Mayors from throughout the state shared a stage Friday to tell Arizona businesses about a new effort to encourage cross-border manufacturing opportunities.

 

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Generation

January 01, 2014

Public Utilities Fortnightly

Vienna, VA

Washington Gas Energy Systems signed a contract with Tucson Electric Power (TEP) to build, own and operate a 1-MW Cogenra Solar array. 

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EC&R Solar Dedicates Projects

January 01, 2014

Business Xpansion Journal

E.ON Climate & Renewables Solar recently dedicated two solar photovoltaic projects in Tucson. 

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December 2013 [+]

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 (techlaunch.arizona.edu) represents a prioritization, restructuring and resource enhancement of UA’s technology commercialization efforts.

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November 2013 [+]

New type of solar array planned for UA tech park

November 20, 2013

Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona Tech Park will add a new solar-farm design to its solar-technology demonstration area next year, with the addition of a one-megawatt concentrating photovoltaic array.

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October 2013 [+]

September 2013 [+]

Federal grant aims to improve manufacturing along border

September 26, 2013

Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)

Startup Weekend brings ideas to the marketplace

September 20, 2013

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ)

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Adult-education program puts out feelers on SE side

September 19, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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Support your local runs

September 19, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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TEP Receives Environmental Stewardship Award for Investment in Solar Energy

September 18, 2013

TEP News
Business Insurance (Chicago, IL)
Oil & Gas Journal (Tulsa, OK)
Vision Monday (New York, NY)
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Cabling Installation & Maintenance (Nashua, NH)
Dental Economics (Tulsa, OK)

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Startup Weekend gives boost to local entrepreneurs

September 17, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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Did You Know?

September 16, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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TEP Prepares to Diversify Generation Portfolio with Planned Purchases

September 05, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)
Nation's Restaurant News (New York, NY):
Vision Monday (New York, NY)
Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)
Business Insurance (Chicago, IL)
Cabling Installation & Maintenance (Nashua, NH)
Dental Economics (Tulsa, OK)

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August 2013 [+]

IBMers taking Tucson's sun and concentrating it for power

August 30, 2013

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ)

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Tucson is test site for new IBM solar technology

August 30, 2013

Arizona Builder's Exchange (Phoenix, AZ)

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Tucson Tech "hotter than a habanero"

August 23, 2013

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ)

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Tech Launch Arizona: Taking Ideas to Market

August 19, 2013

The University of Arizona Alumni Association

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Planning for economic success

August 09, 2013

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ)

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Barber in Israel pitching city tech

August 08, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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IBM's US hardware workers will get one-week furloughs

August 07, 2013

Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, AZ)

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Angels heard on high

August 02, 2013

Inside Tucson Business (Tucson, AZ)

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Arizona Education Reboot

August 01, 2013

Phoenix Magazine

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Building for the Future

August 01, 2013

AZ Business Magazine

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June 2013 [+]

KOLD and FOX news coverage of Pitch Day

June 10, 2013

KOLD News 13 and FOX 11 News

It all starts with an idea, and then the big pitch! News converage from KOLD and FOX of Pitch Day at AzCI. 

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