JULY 2020

Catalyzing Innovation

With over $730 million in research activity in the last year, the University of Arizona, a Research 1 university, is making giant strides towards catalyzing innovation and moving research to global impact. This is done through the commercialization of new technologies, launching startup businesses and creating corporate collaborations with an inside-out, outside-in approach and a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem. This illustration showcases key elements (highlighted in the yellow) uniting on the innovation stage. Here researchers and entrepreneurs are surrounded by university support networks providing the foundation to move invention into the marketplace. Startups are equipped to scale rapidly and thus are prepared to make a local and global impact. Benefits abound between corporations and the university. This collaboration provides engagement opportunities via talent, resources and facilities that solve industry challenges with unique innovations.


Tech Parks Arizona Leader Joins Arizona Tech Council Board

Carol Stewart, Associate Vice President of Tech Parks Arizona, has been appointed a seat on the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors. The Arizona Technology Council brings together community champions dedicated to advancing the state by supporting the development, growth and advancement of science and technology-driven companies in Arizona.


Locate at Technology's Best Address

Where does business thrive? On the corner of innovation and university. That's where you'll find the UA Tech Park on Rita Road. Here at Technology’s Best Address, businesses are fully supported in a sprawling campus with many amenities. Join the corporate roster and grow your business here.


The Impact of University Research and Innovation

Dr. Betsy Cantwell, Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation at UArizona headlined the recent Arizona Tech Council breakfast. Dr. Cantwell overviewed the institution’s approach to continuing its research mission in light of the stay-at-home order and the opportunities for high-impact innovation during the pandemic. She also explained how COVID-19 will shift the research model going forward. 


UACI Startup Working to Fight Against COVID-19

A Tucson startup company is working on vaccine technology that could aid in the fight against COVID-19. Reparvi, the winning startup of the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by Perkins Coie LLP, was highlighted last week in a news article published in the Arizona Daily Star. 


Tech Parks Arizona's Director of Business Development Supports Education for Economic Development in Arizona

Kevin Gullette, CEcD, Director of Business Development for Tech Parks Arizona, has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Professional Education Committee for the Arizona Association for Economic Development. He will influence the development and implementation for continuing education curriculums and the mentoring program for fellow economic development professionals.


Tech Park Renovations Featured in News Article

The UA Tech Park recently finished a major renovation that created additional workspace and enhanced the aesthetic of the building. A complete interior update also made this space modern and ready for immediate occupancy for a variety of users. The renovations were recently featured in the publication Walls and Ceilings.


Women of the UA Tech Park Discuss Work-Life Balance

It's important that Tech Parks Arizona continues to highlight the amazing women who work here. Last month the park hosted a webinar featuring some of the women from 2020's Women of the UA Tech Park where they discussed work-life balance and how they're finding their way between home-life and work during this time.  


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