The Mission Integration Lab Launches at the UA Tech Park at The Bridges

The grand opening of the Mission Integration Lab was successfully launched on 12-12-22 and was well attended with over 150 attendees, including reporters from KVOA and The Arizona Daily Star. The Mission Integration Lab, a tall, hangar-like “high bay,” serves as a test bed for new technology enabling researcher to be able to prepare and test stratospheric balloon payloads and other space payloads as they near flight and seed new testing and evaluation protocols for improved efficiency. The new building is located in the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, less than five minutes away from the UArizona main campus. In this prime location the space will allow for additional space to grow research programs and partnerships for students and faculty, federal agencies and corporations to advance balloon-based astronomy frontiers. 

The Mission Integration Lab accommodates balloon-borne astronomy, which fills an important niche between ground-based observatories and space telescopes, providing an ideal way to deploy telescopes and other instruments to altitudes where they experience less interference from the Earth's atmosphere. Modern balloon-borne observatories offer space-like views of the universe in missions that require a fraction of the time and cost of a full space mission. These missions are also a platform to test cutting-edge technologies that will define future orbital missions.

Over the last month the final touches were completed to ensure a high-profile launch date including: building the TIM payload, internal signage and displaying the 30 foot tall "Seeds of Wonder" mural by UArizona alum Jessica Gonzales.


Dimensional Energy moves into the Solar Zone

Dimensional Energy celebrated the grand opening of its first-of-a-kind facility located in the UA Tech Park's Solar Zone. They joined the park in 2021 and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation in 2022. Dimensional Energy's newly opened facility in Arizona is the center of its efforts to scale its technology, which they plan to deploy around the world. The company gives carbon dioxide a new life as a cost-effective building block for industrial fuels and consumer products traditionally made from fossil carbon. Or as The Arizona Daily Star wrote, this startup is making jet fuel from air and sunshine in Tucson.


Hotel Opens in January 2023 at The Bridges

We are proud to announce the grand opening of the 110 bed Marriott Springhill Suites in The UA Tech Park at The Bridges in January 2023. Conveniently located in the newest UA Tech Park, it's a short drive away from the University of Arizona Main Campus, Downtown Tucson and the Tucson International Airport.


Inaugural Flair Airlines Passengers Tour the Tech Park

Tech Parks Arizona was delighted to be a part of the Tucson Tour for the passengers of the inaugural Flair Airline direct flight from Canada to Tucson. After the group of executives were welcomed to the city they explored the flagship UA Tech Park including a stop at the UA Center for Innovation.


Holly Jolly Holiday All-Hands

The UA Tech Park at Rita Road happily hosted the UArizona Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) Holiday Appreciation All Hands meeting. The event brought together all the different units of RII for holiday cheer, a fireside chat with some of the RII leadership team, a gingerbread building competition, games and giveaways.  


Citi "Wraps" up 2022 with Festive On-Site Event

After a two-year hiatus, Citi held their much-loved end of year celebration. The in-person event was held on December 14 at the UA Tech Park and focused on celebrating the employee driven successes of 2022. Throughout the day Citi employees enjoyed three catered meals, received Citi hoodies, snapped photos with Santa and participated in scavenger hunts. Citi employees enjoyed the opportunity to come together and reconnect with long-time colleagues an meet new friends.


People of the Park:

Tim Janes

Meet Tim Janes, Survey Division Manager at Darling Geomatics. In his role, Tim manages projects in customer relations, survey crews, scheduling, equipment purchases and maintenance & fleet management. He has been at the UA Tech Park for two and a half years and in his free time is known to be a gourmet chef!


Happy Holidays from Tech Parks Arizona

During this season, we reflect upon all the accomplishments we have achieved with our colleagues in the community. We appreciate working with you! We hope that you have a peaceful holiday season and the coming year brings you happiness and success. Know that the Tech Parks Arizona team is with you every step of the way. We look forward to working with you, not only in the new year but for years to come.


CEO Testimonial

"It is such an ideal location, being in the tech park and around a lot of different innovators. It's one of those spaces you're not going to come across often in the Tucson area, with office space, lab space and clean room space. We couldn't pass up on it."

- Gregory Quarles,

President & CEO,

Applied Energetics


The Flagship UA Tech Park

Companies that locate at the park are connected to a world-class team that is invested in their success. The dedicated management team's support spans the spectrum from tenant and employee ombudsman to facilities and maintenance coordination. This necessary support allows tenants to focus on business while all their infrastructure and auxiliary business needs are met. Business support combined with the unique mix of office, lab, and R&D space provides the perfect platform for businesses to scale rapidly based on business demands. Companies have the versatility to customize their own space to suit their needs, all while benefiting from the well-established university research park.


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