Tech Parks Arizona creates dynamic research park communities that bring the expertise of the University of Arizona together with technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the region and around the world to create and commercialize leading edge innovations.

Tech Parks Arizona held a University of Arizona homecoming celebration for a community of nearly 6,500 employees who work at the UA Tech Park. The special employee celebration event included a barbeque on the lawn, games with UA themed giveaways and a photo booth.  There was also a special raffle where signed University of Arizona sports memorabilia and homecoming football tickets were given away. A good time was had by all!

View photos from the 2014 Homecoming event at the UA Tech Park >

Moving Ideas to Market

As Tech Launch Arizona moves through its second year, it continues to build relationships and affect the commercialization ecosystem at the University of Arizona. Most recently, it has played a key role in revising policies on intellectual property as well as promotion and tenure to accelerate commercialization activities throughout the UA.

Global Advantage Wins Common Ground Award

Tech Parks Arizona and The Offshore Group received the Common Ground Award in Economic Development from the Metropolitan Pima Alliance (MPA) for their international business attraction program Global Advantage.

SBA Growth Accelerator Days in Washington DC

The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) won a $50,000 grant from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) for the Growth Accelerator Fund competition.  The competition winners were invited to participate in the White House Business Council Forum on Accelerating Entrepreneurship. Anita Bell, acting director of AzCI, connected with the group of 50 forming valuable relationships while learning how the SBA and Growth Accelerator Network are empowering a new generation of startup accelerators and incubators to achieve national priorities.

AZ STEM Adventure

The UA Tech Park hosted 900 students from 20 schools in Southern Arizona to participate in Arizona STEM Adventure. The half-day program provided students with a hands-on opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering and mathematics in a fun and exciting way.

Tech Parks Intern Profile

Claire Lawrence is a senior majoring in Political Science at the University of Arizona. She has been interning with Tech Parks Arizona during the Fall 2014 semester. Claire is engaged in the communication and marketing activities specifically tied to business development. She is learning new skills that can be directly applied into the workplace upon graduation, such as project management and website development.

Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, a University of Arizona initiative to create an ecosystem of invention, commercialization and impact.

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