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.

Making solar work better with the power grid is the focus of the second phase of the Solar Zone at the University of Arizona Tech Park. The UA Tech Park is seeking projects for the second phase of the Solar Zone, a solar testing and demonstration site located on the northwest side of the sprawling tech park on South Rita Road. The UA Tech Park is earmarking the new area for testing of solar-related technologies involving energy storage, grid management and optimization, microgrids and embedded solar materials. Because of the intermittent output of solar energy systems - which don't generate power when the sun doesn't shine - new storage and grid-management technologies are seen as critical to future adoption 

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Startup Forges Ahead on Battery Technology Licensed from the UA

Urbix Resources has licensed a portfolio of lithium-ion battery and related materials technologies invented at the UA. Dr. Palash Gangopadhyay, inventor and formerly an adjunct researcher professor at the UA College of Optical Sciences, is now the full-time CTO at Urbix. 

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Arizona Photonics Days

The Optics Valley Committee of the Arizona Tech Council brought participants from around the world together for a two-day event. Arizona Photonics Days kicked off at the UA Tech Park where photonics professionals made presentations, held productive business-to-business meetings, and discussed global optics issues. Participants also toured the Solar Zone and enjoyed a firsthand virtual reality technology demonstration by Darling Geomatics.   

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Arizona Board of Regents Tour UA Tech Park

Several Arizona Board of Regents and University of Arizona leaders, including President Robert C. Robbins, were briefed about how Tech Parks Arizona is transforming how we are taking global business into the future through customized hands-on programs and world-class facilities and innovation hubs such as the Solar Zone.  We also highlighted how Tech Parks Arizona creates Interactive Ground - connecting University, industry and community.

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Technology in the Park

FreeFall Aerospace has been working at the Arizona Center for Innovation for nearly a year developing revolutionary antenna technology for space and ground applications. Based on techniques invented by UA Professor of Astronomy Chris Walker, FreeFall's high-gain communications systems are electronically steerable over a wide field of view, dramatically simplifying antenna design and operations. FreeFall is presently exploring unique applications of its technology to the "5G" internet revolution, including the Internet of Things, Smart Cities, and high-bandwidth mobile communications. The image shows one of FreeFall's early prototypes of a low-cost inflatable antenna for high-gain satellite communications.

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Art in the Park

We celebrated another great art opening in January. The rotating art exhibit - known as Art in the Park - features exhibits by local artists.  The current exhibit includes stunning photos from Friends of the Park: Bruce Wright, Rocky LaRose, and Richard Powell. This group of wildcats share how they see a picture perfect world.

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BESST Workshop

Tech Parks Arizona executed another successful Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent (BESST) workshop. The interactive career readiness workshops helps high school students learn life skills such as reliability, teamwork, and coordination from Ryan Sermon, an admissions counselor at Pima Community College. Students received valuable insights that they can carry into their future workplace.

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AzCI Hands-on Workshop

Join Arizona Center for Innovation on February 20 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. 

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Three Local Startups Head to Venture Madness

Three startups - Codelucida, Emagine Solutions, and Reglagene are receiving help from UA Tech Launch Arizona and the Arizona Center for Innovation to succeed in the business world. And all three recently surpassed one of the biggest hurdles in the Arizona startup landscape: getting accepted into the Venture Madness.

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Profile of Park People

Tatum Hale is a student at the University of Arizona interning at the UA Tech Park with Emagine Solutions Technology, a startup company participating in business development programs offered by Arizona Center for Innovation. Tatum is a biosystems engineering major with a minor in sports management and team president for the Womens' Rugby Team at the UA. She has been conducting extensive market research for Emagine Solutions Technology.

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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