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.

Friends of Tech Parks Arizona were recognized for their outstanding leadership, distinguished contributions and dedication to improving the quality of life in the Tucson community on February 3.  These pioneers are a source of positive influence and inspiration for others and serve as role models to create social changes through perseverance, personal sacrifice, and collaboration. This time-honored and respected Tucson tradition, established over 65 years ago, superbly reflects the Southern Arizona community and its dynamic leaders in a fresh, relevant and inspiring light. Each year the organization Greater Tucson Leadership solicits nominations from a wide cross-section of the community in alignment with their mission to inspire, develop and promote leadership that impacts the Tucson region, as well as to identify outstanding leaders.

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Startup Licenses New Type of UA Spectrometer

A team of researchers at the UA College of Optical Sciences have invented a new type of spectrometer capable of rapidly analyzing the chemical makeup of materials. The first targeted market is natural products and pharmaceuticals, including cannabis. 

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Tucson Tech: Storage, new grid technologies is key

Researchers and utility companies are looking to find answers in new energy-storage technologies and grid-management strategies as discussed in a recent solar symposium at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road. This topic is the focus of the second phase of the Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park  

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Governor Doug Ducey

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey visited the UA Tech Park where he learned about the business development assistance programs we offer through Global Advantage and the Arizona Center for Innovation as well as research park legislation. While touring the park he learned about the innovative collaborations formed around technology hubs and had the opportunity to meet several CEOs from several Tech Park companies.

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Racing the Sun's Career Day

Students participating in Racing the Sun visited several facilities including the TEP Sundt Generating Station as part of the Racing the Sun program for Career Day. This hands-on experience inspires students to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.  Students not only build a solar go karts as part of the program, but also learn how power generation can translate into a fun and rewarding career. 

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Bill Walton

Retired basketball player and television sportscaster Bill Walton toured the Tech Park. He was briefed on the Solar Zone, the startup companies working with the Arizona Center for Innovation, and the solar go-kart program called Racing the Sun. He shared the information he learned and some photos during the televised UA - USC game the following day, February 10.

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Women in Engineering

The Tech Park recently hosted 55 middle school students during a half-day long program to encourage girls to pursue careers in engineering. The program was organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers and featured two leading-edge Tech Park companies founded by women entreprenuers.

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Value Proposition

Join the Arizona Center for Innovation to learn how to develop and articulate your business value proposition. Whether you are revising your value proposition or defining your business proposition for the first time, this workshop will prepare you for success. The no-cost workshop will be taught in several locations around Southern Arizona.

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Arizona-Sonora Collaboration

Representative from Hermosillo, Mexico recently meet with the University of Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona officials to advance international innovation and business development collaborations. The binational leaders defined goals and objectives to promote international technology initiatives and spur business growth on both sides of the border.

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Profile of Park People

Kyle Szuter is a senior at the University of Arizona  majoring in urban and regional development with a minor in business administration. He is interning at Tech Parks Arizona by researching the history and culture of the surrounding neighborhoods near the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. He enjoys volunteering on construction projects for the homeless, disabled, elderly and low income populations.

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Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, an office of integrated teams creating an ecosystem of invention and commercialization throughout Arizona and beyond. TLA generates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions of the University of Arizona from the lab to the marketplace.

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9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1750, Tucson AZ 85747 520-621-4088