Raytheon Technologies to Expand Operations into UA Tech Park at The Bridges

Raytheon Technologies is a long-standing tenant of the flagship UA Tech Park at Rita Road and is now expanding operations into the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. The expansion makes Raytheon the first corporate tenant to the multitenant building called The Refinery. Raytheon is moving in alongside several University of Arizona units: Tech Launch Arizona, the University of Arizona Office of Online, Distance & Continuing Education, the University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation (UAARC) and a University of Arizona Office of Research, Innovation & Impact meeting space.

Raytheon, a world leader in aerospace and defense, is a longstanding partner with the University of Arizona through its workforce, innovation and technology initiatives. Raytheon hires a record number of University of Arizona graduates at all skill levels, with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. We purposefully built the UA Tech Park to facilitate university-industry interaction and create a sandbox for new technology advancement and economic prosperity. The community has seen first-hand the regional benefits of the Raytheon-University relationship and it is exciting to see that momentum extending even further.


UA Center for Innovation Celebrates 20 Years

Twenty years ago, Tech Parks Arizona took a bold step building an incubator to support startups in Southern Arizona, establishing the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI). Tech Parks Arizona utilized its network and facilities to provide an effective support mechanism for new entrepreneurial activities that would advance technology innovation. Since it’s humble beginnings in 2003, UACI has served 235 science and technology-based startups and directly impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. With the mission to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy, the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has become a leader in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and has long served the region’s strong and vibrant community of innovators.


RMC Group Moves into the UA Tech Park

RMC Group has selected Tucson for its newest expansion location bringing new investment into Southern Arizona. The new office allows RMC to better serve clients with their retirement planning needs along with offering insurance, risk management, and retirement solutions. The UA Tech Park is the perfect fit for their office expansion because of the strong relationship with the University of Arizona. The UA Tech Park not only provides workforce connections but also turn-key ready business space, allowing RMC Group to establish the new office and begin operations almost immediately.


UArizona Wonder House Back at SXSW

The University of Arizona Wonder House experience will be in Austin for the South by Southwest conference March 11-14, 2023. More days. Bigger talks. Mind-blowing connections. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert as we completely transform one of Austin, Texas’ favorite seafood restaurants, Café Blue. If you will be in the area, and want to connect with Tech Parks Arizona, please email us. We are excited to be back with more Wildcat alumni, industry leaders and entrepreneurs this year. 


IEDC Selfie Bus Tour Recap

Recently The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) hosted 400+ professionals to Tucson for the Leadership Summit. Tech Parks Arizona was proud to be part of the Tucson planning committee and hosted a tour around town visiting UA Tech Park properties and UArizona innovation spaces. The tour included stops at the Mission Integration Lab, the UArizona main campus and The Refinery. It wrapped up with a walking tour of the UA Tech Park at Rita Road then a tenant and UACI startup showcase in the event center, featuring our friend Wilbur Wildcat! 


IASP North & Latin America Division

Connect with peers at the joint International Association of Science Parks (IASP) North America and Latin America Regional Division Meeting April 19-21, 2023 in Monterrey, Mexico. Hosted by the Research and Innovation Technology Park - PIIT Monterrey, the conference will focus on “Getting to the next level: STPs & AOIs as economic drivers in their communities.” José Alfredo Pérez Bernal Director of Institute for Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo León State (Mexico), leads an opening session panel with the regional division presidents Carol Stewart (USA) and Juan Pablo Suárez Chacón (Ecuador) alongside IASP CEO Ebba Lund, followed by discussions of the strategies that different ecosystems deploy to boost their communities.


People of the Park:

In celebration of Black History Month, Tech Parks Arizona highlighted people moving innovation forward. We talked passions and local Black businesses with each of our featured folks. Find all our February People of the Park on our LinkedIn page. 


CEO Testimonial

"The University of Arizona serves as a center piece, companies both big and small recruit graduates making it easier to grow their business."

- Nassar Peyghambarian,

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Building 9040

Interested in growing your business? Be part of an environment built with your purpose in mind. This second floor space in building 9040 offers 39,953 square feet of rentable multi-use space including offices, training rooms and a kitchen. Companies have the versatility to customize their own space to suit their needs, all while benefiting from the well-established university research park. As part of the UA Tech Park, companies have access to the catalog of onsite amenities including the Café Zona and Starbucks (also located in building 9040), the corporate fitness center and the Event Center.


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