Tech Parks Arizona creates interactive ground, which generates, attracts and supports technology companies and talent in alignment with the goals of the University of Arizona.

Season's greetings from the very merry team at Tech Parks Arizona. As we end another successful year, we realize this milestone wouldn't be possible without the support of tenants, partners, clients, friends, and associates like you. We offer our thanks and wish you all the joys of the season and happiness throughout the coming year.

 A look back at the year >

A Day in The Life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to develop a startup? Mario Blanco, founder of Nanopec, invites you into his world with the video A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur. Nanopec is an advanced materials business that operates from the tech incubator, Arizona Center for Innovation, at the UA Tech Park.

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SWIFT Summit

Find out what Southern Arizona is doing to grow the smart vehicles, intelligent freight, and transportation industry by attending the daylong SWIFT Summit on January 23. The Summit will include industry updates, technology demonstrations, panel discussions, and a professional networking mixer.

RSVP here >

Holiday Stockings

The Tech Park team showed their creative skills by decorating stocking and donating them to the Child Life Team at Banner Diamond Children's Medical Center. The stockings will be stuffed with goodies and delivered to patients by Santa, Mrs. Clause and the Tucson Fire Department on Christmas morning.

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Driving Industry Forward

Transportation is core to defining a Smart City. In Southern Arizona there are several initiatives underway, including Southern Arizona Smart Vehicles and Intelligent Transportation Initiative (SVIT). As a public-private partnership, the group is working to grow the industry and create a regional innovation hub.

 Read article on page 15 >

Pop-up Party in the Park

Tech Cats from across the campus enjoyed a Pop-up Party in the Park on December 19. Tech Cats celebrated the season by connecting with fellow employees from every company at the UA Tech Park, creating connections and establishing a broader sense of community.

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BESST Students

Through the Tech Parks' Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent (BESST) program, high school students had an opportunity to learn directly from UA graduate students. Scholars from the University of Arizona Department of Communications taught listening and interpersonal skills such as body language, communication and PACK (Proxemics, Appearance, Chromatics and Kinesis) as well as provided tips on resume writing, interviewing and college life. 

Other BESST workshops >

Youth on Their Own

Tech Park companies and organizations came together to contribute back to their community by collecting donations for the non-profit organization Youth on Their Own (YOTO). Together 310 pounds of donation were given to YOTO. These donations helped YOTO with their mission to eliminate barriers to education, empowering Arizona's homeless youth to stay in school and graduate.

Learn about YOTO >

Tech Park Tour

The financial department of the University of Arizona toured the UA Tech Park on December 11. Ken Marcus, UA Park Director and CFO hosted the team and explained how the Park has maintained self-sufficiency over the past 25 years as well as its annual $2 billion economic impact on the state of Arizona.

Interested in a tour? Email us >

Tech Park Interns

The 2018 fall semester UA student cohort that worked at the UA Tech Park recently completed their internship program. Students applied their classroom knowledge by implementing theory into practical applications through market research, video production and business development.   

  Email us for intern opportunities >