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 is launching a two-year program to expand the UA Tech Park at Rita Road. The goal is to further develop our "community of innovation" - a live, learn, work and play environment that is attractive to technology companies and their employees. Major components of this expansion effort will include residential, retail, commercial, and hotel projects. We are also working towards vertical development at the UA Tech Park at the Bridges. The center piece of this initiative is the Innovation Building, a multi-tenant research and development facility that will serve as the hub of the University's technology innovation and commercialization program.

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UA Startup Bubbles Up from Research

University startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a novel chemical synthesis of glycolipids technology. GlycoSurf took full advantage of the services offered by Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) throughout the commercialization process. They worked with TLA developing their product strategy, using proof-of-concept funding to prepare their early-stage technology for market. To bridge the gap between proof-of-concept and developing a business, GlycoSurf worked on its business strategy with the Arizona Center for Innovation, which provided the hands-on business development assistance that new ventures need to start and grow successfully.

AzCI Graduate Launches App to Improve Traffic Congestion

Metropia, a company founded by University of Arizona associate professor, Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, launched an innovative app that incentivizes commuters to change their driving habits for improved regional traffic, officially hitting the streets of Tucson on March 20. This local company worked with Tech Launch Arizona and the Arizona Center for Innovation to commercialize its technology and launch its product into the market.

Advancing the Potential of Solar Power

Bruce A. Wright and Master Sgt. Adam J. Boubede teamed up to write an article discussing the efficiency of the Solar Zone and its collaboration with Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The article connects the activity and success of the Solar Zone to Davis-Monthan, and describes how the two affect one another.

Racing the Sun Event

Racing the Sun is a solar go-kart competition for high school students. The competition captures students' imaginations and challenges them over the course of the school year to work as a team to design and test basic engineering and science concepts. Cheer along as students from over a dozen Arizona high schools race the go-karts. The event is open to the public and admission is free!

Saturday, April 25
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mussleman Honda Circuit
11800 S. Harrison Rd, Tucson

Tech Parks Staff Profile

Molly Gilbert, director of university and community engagement at Tech Parks Arizona, has worked for the office for 14 years. Her involvement on behalf of the office has extended beyond the park and into the community by working on a variety of boards. She was recently appointed to serve on the Pima County Workforce Investment Board.

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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.

Tech Parks Arizona
9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1750, Tucson AZ 85747 520-621-4088