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.

Each year, the Federal government makes millions of dollars available for research and development through its SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) programs. Learn how to plug into this funding, find agency partners and respond to program solicitations by attending this state-wide, two-day event. You will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your applications with instruction from industry professionals through workshops and one-on-one meetings.

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STEAMworks is an exciting, interactive expo showcasing research and technology innovation taking place at the University of Arizona. The event will engage local high school and college students, inspiring them to pursue studies and careers in STEAM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). Tech Launch Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona will be exhibiting and connecting with students as part of the expo on April 14 at the University of Arizona.

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UA Tech Park Featured at International Trade Show

The University of Arizona's tech parks will be spotlighted for the first time at the world's largest international technology trade show in April in Germany. The United States is the featured nation at Hannover Messe 2016. The University of Arizona is among the 20 academic and technology institutes invited to attend. The groups will show off their research, business startups and global partnerships at the event. Tech Parks Arizona will promote its Global Advantage program, designed to help international technology companies enter the North American market.

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BESST Workshop

Tech Parks Arizona partnered with Vail Unified School District and volunteers on March 10 to host high school students at the UA Tech Park for a career readiness workshop. The session included mock interviews, a post that evaluated the student's applications and a resume review station. Volunteers from Citi, IBM, Nesco Resources, Tech Parks Arizona and Vail Unified School District provided the young leaders with valuable feedback who said it was a great experience to prepare them for the future.

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IDEAS 2016 Conference on Mining and Logistics

Tech Parks Arizona will be moderating a panel on mining innovation on May 4 as part of the IDEAS 2016 Conference at the Port of Tucson. The conference informs industry and logistics professionals about the region's improved freight infrastructure, supporting all modes of transportation, validating Arizona and Sonora - the "Sun Corridor" - as a Mega-Region for trade and transportation. The conference includes educational workshops, breakout sessions and a business expo.

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Racing the Sun

Watch more than 20 high school teams race their solar-powered go-karts! These inventive students have worked with the industry and university mentors throughout the year to design and build these innovative go-karts. This family-friendly event is open to the public.

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La Idea Visits the UA Tech Park

On March 11, we hosted a group of entrepreneurs from Latin America to learn more about sustainable operations and new development at the UA Tech Park, the Solar Zone and the Arizona Center for Innovation. The Pacific Alliance uses La Idea's platform to promote entrepreneurship and small business growth. It also reinforces strong U.S. economic relations and the free trade agreements with each Pacific Alliance member country.

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Profile Eric Smith

As Commercialization Network Manager, Eric Smith focuses on building and leveraging Tech Launch Arizona's network of domain experts to help identify the best commercial pathways for new technologies as they are prepared for the market. He is an excellent resource for helping community members connect and get involved with TLA.

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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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