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.

Tech Parks Arizona spent two weeks in Germany, gaining partners for the Global Advantage program. The first week was spent in Berlin at the Adlershof Science and Technology Park, one of the largest and most successful parks in Europe. Tech Parks Arizona was able to tour the technology park and two business incubators, as well as observe best practices in research park management and development. The second week in Germany was spent in Hannover as part of the world's largest technology trade show and expo. Over 190,000 people attended the event, which showcased 5,200 exhibitors. Due to the increased exposure of Tech Parks Arizona, we now have nearly a dozen solid prospects for the Global Advantage program.

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TLA I-Squared Awards

On April 25, Tech Launch Arizona held its third annual awards event to honor those whose work directly impacts the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world through research, collaboration and innovation. Read about this cohort of inventors, enablers and supporters who help the UA fulfill its 21st century land-grant mission.

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Racing the Sun

Over 200 people recently attended Racing the Sun, a solar go-kart competition for high school students. Utilizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, students construct solar-powered vehicles. 2016 marked the fifth year of the race and 13 schools from Tucson, Phoenix and Sierra Vista participated in the program, with a total of 20 go-karts.

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SBIR/STTR Statewide Two-Day Conference

The Arizona Center for Innovation led a two-day conference on opportunities available through federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR). The conference taught participants how to secure government funding by connecting them with federal agency representatives. The conference was streamed statewide.

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Crystal Green Energy

Crystal Green Energy has been working on their Solar Optic Modules (SOMs) for five years. In February, they began testing at the Arizona Center for Innovation. The company is now testing how their SOMs function in extreme environments.

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Innovative Minds

UA student entrepreneurs rose to the Innovative Minds Challenge by competing for funding and business development support to transform their business ideas into reality. The Challenge culminated with student teams demonstrating their ideas and commitment to commercialization at the 2016 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Demo Day. Congratulations to all the students!

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IDEA 2016

On May 4, Justin Dutram of Tech Parks Arizona moderated a panel discussion on mining innovation as part of the IDEAS 2016 Conference at the Port of Tucson. The conference informed industry and logistics professionals about the region's improved freight and transportation infrastructure, and validates Arizona and Sonora - the "Sun Corridor" - as a Mega-Region for trade and transportation. The event included educational workshops, breakout sessions and a business expo.

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Tech Parks Interns

A number of University of Arizona students recently successfully completed their internship program. Their projects benefited Tech Parks Arizona and ranged from market research for startups to organizing a statewide conference event. Students  pictured from left to right include Paige Rowley, Levi Willard, Caitlin McHugh, Paul Zajac and Tyler Boris.

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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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