MARCH 2023

Celebrating Women's History Month with the Women of the UA Tech Park, Class of 2023

Tech Parks Arizona honors women of the UA Tech Park every March in celebration of National Women's History Month. This is a special time to acknowledge women and their hard work. Here at the UA Tech Park, we value our culture and build community because it is the very essence of a successful organization. It makes people feel they can bring their most authentic selves to their work. Each day we have highlighted a different woman and their journey. Join the conversation and empower these women by engaging with their posts on the Tech Parks Arizona social media pages!


UA Tech Park's Growth

KGUN 9 recently reported on the economic impact of the park and how it generates $2 billion annually to the state economy. The story tells how it has served as a driver in the growth of Tucson’s economy for 29 years. With nearly three decades of success in the books, the UA Tech Park is projected to have a $108 billion economic impact over the next three decades.


UACI Releases Economic Impact Data

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) had an economic output of $35.3 million in 2021, according to an inaugural analysis of the center's impact. The economic analysis provides a snapshot in time based on data from the 52 startups enrolled in UACI in two different locations during 2021. Today, UACI has 81 startups in three locations.


Pima County Workforce Summit

The UA Tech Park at Rita Road was host to the 2023 Pima County Workforce Summit. The event connected the Pima County workforce ecosystem leaders in education, government and business for a full day summit to innovate, collaborate and strategize about the workforce of the future in Pima County and Southern Arizona. The event kicked off with a panel discussion centered around the future of economic development as it relates to the workforce and was moderated by Tech Parks Arizona Vice President, Carol Stewart. 


UArizona Wonder House Back at SXSW

The University of Arizona Wonder House experience was in Austin for the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference. At Wonder House, attendees were immersed in the beauty of the Sonoran Desert as the team completely transformed Café Blue. Guests even got a taste of the UArizona innovation ecosystem with the Entrepreneurial Lounge where Tech Parks Arizona, UA Center for Innovation and Tech Launch Arizona team members mingled with over 200 global entrepreneurs and creatives. It was a night well spent, conversing with the innovators behind the latest trends in tech.


The Refinery Welcomes First Corporate Tenant

The new University of Arizona Tech Park at The Bridges has welcomed its first corporate tenant. Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a business of Raytheon Technologies, has joined several UArizona units in The Refinery, the park’s initial multi-tenant building. Tech Parks Arizona developed the new park to facilitate university-industry interaction and “create a sandbox” for new technology advancement and economic success. “Getting our first corporate tenant is very exciting to us, because that’s what the tech parks are about — the interaction between the university and industry,” said Ken Marcus, Tech Park Arizona’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. 


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.


Manas Pathak, CEO EarthEn; Gnat Panok, CPO EQ Production; Eric Smith, Executive Director UACI

Spring Training - AURP Style

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) recently hosted a Spring Training Conference in Tempe, Arizona for innovation drivers and entrepreneurs to convene, connect and create. Tech Parks Arizona Executive Vice President and CFO, Ken Marcus, and UA Center for Innovation (UACI) Executive Director, Eric Smith both presented at the conference engaging with audience members by sharing best practices for startup support programs and developing physical environments that engage stakeholders.



"With multiple tech companies on site, the UA Tech Park creates a campus feeling of innovation. It is fun and convenient to meet up with friends from various companies for a walk on the spine or to grab a bite to eat. The UA Tech Park leaders are wonderful to work with, and host events for all tenants to participate in. This is a prime community for any tech company"  

- Micah Robison,

Vice President Distributed Storage

and Hardware Development




Building 9070, 2nd Floor

Turn-key space located in Building 9070 is ready for your here at the UA Tech Park located at Rita Road and Interstate 10. The open concept space provides 9,586 square feet with customizable options for your business needs. Companies that call the UA Tech Park home have access to various amenities, including the onsite food service and catering, corporate fitness center and event center with capacity for large corporate gatherings. Being at the UA Tech Park also means gaining business support from our expert team, facilitated connections with the University of Arizona and working in an inclusive community driven by collaboration.



Ranked in the Top 50 of TIME Magazine's "World's Greatest Places"

Described as the "Soul of the Sonoran Desert", TIME Magazine sings Tucson's praises as the first City of Gastronomy in the United States, describing some of Tucson's most popular restaurants and their use of unique local ingredients like white Sonora wheat and chiltepín. There is also plenty to see when it comes to Tucsonan architecture. Dotted with 19th century Sonoran style homes and new galleries, combining historic landmarks with functional and chic spaces, making for unparalleled experiences and stories to share.


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