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.

The University of Arizona's Homecoming is one of the most celebrated events in Tucson. The UA Tech Park brought the festivities to employees during the annual Homecoming at the UA Tech Park celebration. Hundreds of employees from every company at the Tech Park, which are termed Tech Cats, connected with each other to celebrate with games, prizes and a tailgate style lunch on the lawn. The local high school, Cienega, brought their 100+ marching band to the celebration. The campus was full of Wildcat pride and spirit. 

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Trilateral Initiative

Tech Parks Arizona and the University of Arizona (UA) were pleased to host the third meeting of a trilateral initiative between the National Autonmous University of Mexico (UNAM), Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the UA. The MOU between the universities is focused on cooperation and collaboration in technology innovation, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. The delegation attended visits to key research institutes as well as discussed how to implement the collaboration.

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Tech Cat Robotics Team

Tech Parks Arizona is proud to sponsor a newly-formed middle school robotics club. The robotics team pulls middle schoolers from across the Vail School District and is hosted at the Vail Academy and High School. The team is using the name Tech Cats, which is the term for all the people who call the Tech Park home, employees and students alike.

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University Innovation 

This issue of Tech Connect showcases the innovation stemming from public universities and colleges across the state of Arizona. Each articles is devoted to the centers of innovation where ideas born today will help shape our society for years to come. 

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Public Relations Awards

Tech Parks Arizona won two awards from the Public Relations Society of America, Southern Arizona Chapter. The Economic Impact Report for the UA Tech Park received an Impact Award in the category of annual reports and the video UA Tech Park - Technology's Best Address received an Impact Award in the multi-media category. 

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On December 12 the Arizona Center for Innovation is partnering with New Mexico to broadcast the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit to local researchers and innovators. The panel will be addressing the NAVY SBIR/STTR program's $350 million in non-dilutive funds available to small businesses. 

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Mascot Dance Off

Mascots from several companies around Tucson participated in a dance off at the UA Tech Park to support a good cause. The United Way brought together several different companies to kickoff their United Way campaign with a fun celebration.

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Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH) performed at the UA Tech Park, filing the Event Center with the sweet sound of traditional Mexican music. NPH USA arranges for students performers from an NPH home to travel to various cities in the United States for a Pequenos tour

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Ken Marcus Appointed to Research Park Board

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announced the results of the new Board of Directors. Ken Marcus, Chief Financial Officer and Director of the UA Tech Park has been reappointed to the AURP Board of Directors. He will also serve on the 2019 Executive Committee as Treasurer for the organization.       

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