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.

On August 27, Tech Parks Arizona met in Phoenix with representatives from several large companies and organizations to promote Racing the Sun. The group discussed ways to support the program including providing mentors to the student teams and financial support. Companies represented included B3 Strategies, MWL Consultants, Salt River Project, Arizona Public Service, Tucson Electric Power, Phoenix Urban League, Southwest Gas, Aarons Company LLC, Howard Partners, Az4Solar, Grand Canyon State Electric Co-op Association, Honeywell and the Arizona Tech Council.

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UA Startup Has Close Eye on Detecting Glaucoma

Startup company EPVSensors, LLC, has licensed a novel UA design for a noninvasive eye tonometer system that measures intraocular pressure through the closed eyelid for glaucoma detection. Eniko Enikov, Ph.D., professor in the College of Engineering and BIO5, and retired UA professor and accomplished inventor Gholam Peyman, M.D., co-founded the startup. The company worked with Technology Licensing Manager Bob Sleeper at Tech Launch Arizona to license the technology and is working with the Arizona Center for Innovation to launch the company.

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Bond Election in November 2015

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a bond election to be held on November 3, 2015 for seven ballot propositions. Tech Parks Arizona has two proposed projects on the ballot: Science Park Drive at UA Tech Park, which is in Proposition 425 Road and Highway Improvements, and the Innovation/Technology Building, UA Tech Park at the Bridges, which is in Proposition 426 Economic Development, Libraries and Workforce Training.

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Energy Efficient Buildings at the Park

Through an on-going program of renewal, the Tech Parks management team has improved the roofs and skins of buildings at the Tech Park. The program has eliminated over 99% of all air and water leaks making the buildings more efficient. The process has halted oxidation of the building skins and have helped to maintain the building's appearance.

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Building Bioscience Companies Bench by Bench

The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI), is a critical component of Tucson's entrepreneurial ecosystem and is helping to pave the way for budding bioscience ventures. AzCI's laboratory space gives companies an environment for product development, with a flexible, customizable, supported structure. For example, the "rent-a-bench" program allows companies the flexibility to expand their laboratory space while ramping up their operations to support the company's growth.

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Chair of Campus Research Corporation Board

For the past three years John Carter, former site manager for IBM and Tucson community leader, has served as the chair of the Campus Research Corporation (CRC). CRC is a non-profit corporation that assists the University in developing, operating, marketing and leasing the UA Tech Park and the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. Under John's outstanding leadership, the University's tech parks marked a period of significant change and growth. In July, John stepped down as chair and turned the gavel over to Fred Boice, Tucson businessman and former member of the Arizona Board of Regents.

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Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, an office of integrated teams creating an ecosystem of invention and commercialization throughout Arizona and beyond. TLA generates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions of the University of Arizona from the lab to the marketplace.

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