APRIL 2023

Economic Drivers Showcased at Latin America and North America Conference

Tech Parks Arizona team members presented in Monterrey, Mexico during the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) North and Latin America Regional Division joint meeting. The conference brought leaders together around the central theme “Getting to the next level: Science & Tech Parks and Areas of Innovation as economic drivers in their communities”. The summit provided the opportunity to share best practices, build powerful networks, and advance the industry on a global front.   

Tech Parks Arizona Vice President Carol Stewart who serves as the IASP North American Division President, co-chaired the conference along with her counterpart Juan Pablo Suárez, the IASP Latin American Division President and was hosted by Parque de Investigación e Innovación Tecnológica (PIIT) Monterrey / Research and Innovation Technology Park.

Tech Park Arizona team members presented on the Women of the UA Tech Park campaign and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation’s Sponsored Launch program which were both IASP Inspiring Solution finalists. The UA Center for Innovation’s Global Advantage Soft Landings Program was showcased highlighting it as a growth strategy for regions across the globe.


University of Arizona Leaders Tour the UA Tech Park

Tech Parks Arizona recently hosted the Research, Innovation and Impact Faculty Foresight Council (RIIFFC). The council, led by Elizabeth “Besty” Cantwell UArizona vice president of research and innovation, was developed to thoughtfully build capacity at the UArizona, ensuring that research programs continue to grow well into the future. RIIFFC toured the park as a case study to learn about our self-sustaining purpose-built environment which brings together university, industry and government to advance business that provides a $2 billion annually in economic impact back to region. The tour included a visit at the UA Center for Innovation which is headquartered at the park to meet a some of 75+ startups in the program and understand how UACI strategically supports startups so that entrepreneurs can move ideas from concept to market thus growing the economy.


Tech Parks Arizona & Jacobs Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

Jacobs is celebrating 20 years of collaboration with the UA Tech Park at Rita Road. Jacobs works closely in supporting the 1,282 acres innovation community at the UA Tech Park by assisting with construction coordination, operations, lab management and maintenance services. Jacobs is proud to have such a long-lasting relationship with Tech Parks Arizona and is honored to celebrate this significant milestone.


SpringHill Suites Opens at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott, located in the new UA Tech Park at The Bridges, has officially opened! Marriot and development partner HSL invited the community for a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the 126-room hotel. It is strategically located off Kino Parkway and Tucson Marketplace Blvd, adjacent to The Refinery. The spacious SpringHill Suites includes meeting areas, food and beverage service plus a bar. Welcome to the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, Marriott Hotels! 


UArizona Unveils the Applied Research Building

The UArizona Office of Research, Innovation and Impact celebrated the opening of the Applied Research Building (ARB) anchored by the UArizona Space Institute. The new facility supports the work of faculty, staff and students from several colleges, departments, and institutes to develop innovations in space exploration and advanced manufacturing. The one-of-a-kind, 89,000-square-foot facility that pairs highly specialized research capabilities with state-of-the-art equipment, bringing together several interdisciplinary university programs under one roof to translate discoveries into commercial products that make the world a better place.


Paramium Technologies, "Taking Shape"

Paramium Technologies is featured in the Spring 2023 Edition of TechConnect. The article showcases their mission to answer the need for better solutions to connect the Earth with space by using advanced manufacturing methods that produce high-quality optical systems. Paramium Technologies is currently working on developing a prototype at UA Tech Park and is based on research developed at the University of Arizona Steward Observatory. The company worked with Tech Launch Arizona to commercialize the tech and joined our incubator UA Center for Innovation to advance their revolutionary business of compound curve reflectors for ground stations.


Art at the Park

Congressman Juan Ciscomani launched a district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work. Students living throughout the Arizona Sixth Congressional District were invited to participate. The winning artist was chosen by a panel of distinguished local artists in an event held at UA Tech Park. The winner has the distinction of having their artwork displayed in the corridors of the U.S Capitol along with the opportunity to attend a special reception and meet other similarly talented young artists.



Building 9030

2,253 square feet of turnkey ready space is awaiting you at the UA Tech Park in Building 9030! The space is customizable to suit a variety of business needs including office, R&D, prototyping and more. The UA Tech Park is located off Rita Road and Insterstate-10, providing speedy transport to air and train logistics which tie directly to major markets such as California, Texas, the Mountain West, and Mexico. Tenants of the UA Tech Park gain business support from an expert team that can facilitate business needs and connections with the University of Arizona.



Spring Wildflower "Super Bloom"

March and April are peak months for showy annual wildflowers across lower elevations of the state. Periodically, the show is intense – colorful enough to be seen from space. University of Arizona experts track multiple factors – primarily temperatures and precipitation over the previous winter, fall and even summer monsoon – that influence bloom events. They build databases and track historical records with the help of citizen observers to determine if conditions are right for a multicolored carpet on the desert floor. But in the end, it's the plants that decide what kind of show they'll put on. 


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