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.

More than 12 years after its inception, the University of Arizona's business incubator is reshaping itself to better serve the Tucson area's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Arizona Center for Innovation has celebrated some successes but has widened its focus beyond UA startups to boost its effectiveness and better align with other local startup resources. That retooling is reflected in AZCI's current roster of eight clients, which includes a Canadian solar-energy company, a biotech cancer-drug company preparing for clinical trials, and several companies developing prototype products.

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Apply for I-Corps

Using the Lean Launch curriculum, the UA NSF I-Corps program provides up to $2,250 in funding to help entrepreneurial teams with innovative technologies learn about their customers. Application for the next cohort are due on June 24, 2016.

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Next Steps for Vets

Several veterans and their spouses were given the opportunity to meet dozens of local companies at a career pathways event to retain exiting military in the region through a program known as Next Steps for Vets. Over 200 vets and 55 companies have participated in the past year's series of events which is organized by Tech Parks Arizona and several other community partners.

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New Tenant at the Park - Verizon

Verizon Wireless joined the UA Tech Park prestigious tenant list as a service provider on-site. Verizon Wireless provides enhanced wireless service enabling people and businesses to communicate with each other through additional rooftop antennas.

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Startup Success

Congratulations on the acquisition of AzCI graduate, nMode! nMode was a client of AzCI and did research on campus in the University of Arizona labs. Samtec is a $480m electronics manufacturer.

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Tech Park Tour

A group of the University of Arizona Retirees Association (UARA) members recently enjoyed a tour of the UA Tech Park. One of the highlights of the tour was viewing the artwork of Dr. Henry Koffler, a UARA life member, that was on display as part of "Art in the Park".

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Tech Parks Staff Profile

Audrey Gabler is a Vail High School graduate that works at Tech Parks Arizona as a student worker for communications. Audrey will be attending the University of Arizona in the fall to study physiology. As a high school student, Audrey was very involved in Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), National Honors Society, and Student Council. She will be competing in the FBLA National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, for placing second in the state with her Electronic Career Portfolio.

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