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.

Tech Parks Arizona successfully held Racing the Sun, a high-school solar go-kart race, for the fourth year. Utilizing STEM applications, students constructed a solar-powered vehicle and presented how they accomplished the challenge to a panel of judges. This year, 13 schools from Tucson and Phoenix participated in the program with 15 go-karts.

Watch a news story on one of the solar go-kart teams >

Eco-Friendly Substitute for Cement Absorbs Carbon Dioxide "Like a Sponge"

David Stone, Ph.D., invented an eco-friendly substitute for cement while pursuing his doctorate at the UA. Recenty, that invention has been patented and is the basis for his start-up company, Iron Shell, LLC. He was recently covered on the national news program, PBS Newshour.

Innovative Minds Prosper at AzCI

UA student entrepreneurs rise to the Innovative Minds Chellenge competing for funding, as well as business development support to transform their business ideas into reality. The Challenge culminated with UA student teams demonstrating their innovative ideas and commitment to commercialization during the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Demo Day at AzCI. Congratulations to the top winner, Infinurja, an AzCI client.


Community Briefing on Global Advantage

Tech Parks Arizona will be host the Consul General of Israel, David Siegel, on April 29 at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. Seigel's talk will be part of a briefing on the Tech Parks Arizona Global Advantage business attraction program and its Israel initiative.

Summer Youth Camps

Summer break is right around the corner, and registration is now open for NASA rocketry and aeronautics youth camps hosted at the UA Tech Park. The camps are brought to you by the UA College of Engineering, the University of Arizona STEM Learning Center and the YMCA.

Darling UAV Aerial Mapping Services

Darling Geomantics, a national geospatial data collection, survey and environmental consulting firm based at the University of Arizona Tech Park, announced that they recieved approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly their unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) commercially nationwide. Darling Geomantics remains on the cutting edge of high-tech surveying and mapping services with a focused commitment to providing accurate, measureable data to their clients in 3D formats that improve visualization and the ability of engineers and architechts to use the data to design in 3D.

Solar Zone Tour with Congresswoman McSally

Congresswoman Marth McSally visited several University of Arizona key organizations, including the UA Tech Park in April. She was briefed by Bruce Wright, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona, on cutting-edge research translation initiatives addressing industries such as mining, solar energy, and defense and security.

Tech Parks Intern Profile

Angel Varela is a University of Arizona senior majoring in communications. Angel is helping Tech Parks Arizona expand its social media presence to target key influences. He is also a Marketing Student Fellow with Tech Launch Arizona.

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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