University of Arizona Breaks Ground for New Tech Park at The Bridges

Tech Parks Arizona broke ground with the first multi-tenant tech building at the University of Arizona Tech Park at The Bridges with development partner The Boyer Company. The first building will be named The Refinery and will provide 120,000 square feet of office space for small-to-midsize tech-focused businesses and organizations. Building the "refinery" next to the mine allows companies who locate here to mine talent directly from the University of Arizona, providing employment and internship opportunities. The University of Arizona is committed to 50% of the four-story building and it will serve as an epicenter for innovation with the entire University innovation continuum under one roof. University of Arizona units fully scoped into this building include: Tech Launch Arizona, University of Arizona Center for Innovation and University of Arizona Applied Research Corporation. The building is expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.


Executive Director of Corporate Relations hired for Tech Parks Arizona

Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce the expansion of the University of Arizona (UA) Tech Parks Arizona team with the appointment of Lindsay Welch, as the Executive Director of Corporate Relations. She will lead development efforts that best address corporate needs and strategic initiatives that align with the priorities of Tech Parks Arizona.


Women of the Tech Park

Follow us during the month of March as we celebrate National Women’s Month and learn about the diversity of Women of the UA Tech Park. Women are showcased individually to symbolize the diversity and strength that drives a business forward. Each woman’s story is shared to help empower others and create a greater sense of community.


Tech Park Hosts International Women Pursuing STEM Degrees

Tech Parks Arizona and IBM hosted international visitors who were interested in technical employment opportunities in the Tucson area. All of the attendees were women in their first year of college pursuing a STEM degree. The undergraduate students traveled from various colleges across Mexico and partnered with UA Global to witness the great momentum of STEM careers in southern Arizona.


High School Students Visit the Solar Zone

Students from Empire High School visited the Tech Park and toured the Solar Zone as part of an Environmental Science and English Honors program in the Vail School District. Ericca Suarez with Tucson Electric Power, provided expert information to the students. The students will present the value of solar power and tech industry opportunities to their school in March.


Middle and High School Chief Science Officers Visit

Middle and high school Chief Science Officers (CSOs) visited the Tech Park. The CSO program enhances workforce and employability skills. The visit to the Tech Park was truly fitting as the CSO program strives to cultivate a pipeline of diverse STEM leaders prepared for college, careers, and civic engagement and increase the engagement of STEM professionals, higher education, and community organizations with K-12 schools as both partners and mentors. 


People of the Park: Manny Rivera

Manny Rivera is a senior high school student from Cienega who has started an internship with the Community Engagement Team. This internship is the result of the BESST (Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent) program and a grant provided through the Tucson Urban League. 


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.