The University of Arizona Center for Innovation Breaks Ground in Oro Valley

The University of Arizona (UA) Center for Innovation in collaboration with Oro Valley Innovation Labs is ready to break ground and start building a biotech-focused incubator for startup companies in Oro Valley. The UA Center for Innovation at Oro Valley will provide space and commercialization programs for nascent life science businesses to conduct research and product development. It will offer world-class laboratories, shared equipment and a customized startup curriculum led by the UA Center for Innovation, Arizona's longest running incubator. This new facility will fill a gap in the entrepreneurial ecosystem directly related to supporting scientific research discoveries and translating them into marketable technologies. Please join University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins the morning of September 4, 2019 for the groundbreaking ceremony. The public is invited to attend.


UA Fueling Rapid Tucson Tech Growth

Tucson technology and talent have hit the map, as low unemployment and high demand for talent have tech companies turning to smaller communities to fill their pipelines, according to a new report that says Tucson is the leading emerging market in the United States.


Building Tucson Businesses: Technology's Best Address

The Arizona Daily Star recently reported on how the UA Tech Park is building Tucson's economy. The article discusses what makes the UA Tech Park such an economic powerhouse, serving as one of the region's largest employers. The UA Tech Park offers full service facilities and programs, connectivity to the University of Arizona and interactions with other entrepreneurs. The UA Tech Park at Rita Road is a catalyst to the economic and community growth of Tucson, Arizona.


BizLaunch Demo Day A Success

After eight weeks of business boot camp and preparation taught by the University of Arizona (UA) Center for Innovation, the participating local Sahuarita startups presented their business pitches to the public. The program, BizLaunch, was organized by the Town of Sahuarita Economic Development and funded by Freeport MacMoRan in collaboration with the UA Center for Innovation. 


International Visitors at the UA Tech Park

University of Arizona Global students from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology's (KAUST) Gifted Students Program recently visited the UA Tech Park to learn about the technology and innovation happenings onsite.


Fund Your Innovation

Interested in speaking directly with federal representatives to fund your innovation? Join the UA Center for Innovation on Monday, August 12 as they host the 2019 SBA Road Tour. The event serves as an opportunity for entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to connect with 21 federal agency representatives, but you must register early to secure your spot. Early bird pricing ends August 2.


Oro Valley Community Leaders of the Year

Ray Woosley, PhD, AzCERT; Vice Chair Oro Valley Innovation Labs, and Paul August, PhD, Vice President of Biology, Icagen, Inc.; Chair, Oro Valley Innovation Labs, were recently named Community Leaders of the Year by the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce for their hard work with the Oro Valley Innovation Labs.


People of the Park

Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce the expansion of the UA Center for Innovation team by adding an additional team member. Eric Smith is the new executive director. He brings almost a decade's worth of technology commercialization experience and a passion for entrepreneurship. Smith comes to the UA Center for Innovation after serving as the commercialization network manager for Tech Launch Arizona, the UA's office responsible for moving UA research and technological innovation into the marketplace.


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.