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.

New technology companies are working hard to launch their businesses and develop their products, making the leap from the lab bench to the marketplace. Market entry for technology companies is accelerated with programs available at the University of Arizona (UA). The UA established Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) to bring inventions to market. TLA units such as Tech Parks Arizona are assisting with the process. For instance, the Arizona Center for Innovation - the business incubator located at the UA Tech Park - provides business assistance through a program called Mentored Launch. The Global Advantage program also assists international companies entering the North American market.

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TLA Wins Innovator of the Year

The University of Arizona's TLA was named Innovator of the Year in academia at the 12th annual Governor's Celebration of Innovation awards. TLA is designed to facilitate connections among entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, inventors and researchers at the University.

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Drone Control Systems Wins Get Started Tucson

The Arizona Center for Innovation congratulates client company Drone Control Systems for ?winning the 2015 ?Get Started Tucson pitch competition! This event was sponsored by Cox Business and Inc. Magazine. Drone Control Systems won $5,000 in cash and business services from Cox, as well as an article featuring the company in Inc. Magazine.

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Raytheon's Paveway Program Celebrates 50 Years

On November 10th, the Paveway team celebrated 50 years since the first flight test of a Paveway product. The Paveway family provides complete mission flexibility through laser-only and the all-weather dual-mode GPS and laser systems. Raytheon Missile Systems President Taylor Lawrence provided the key note address and thanked the employees for their dedication to the program and efforts to maintain the product over 50 years.

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Tech Parks Arizona Civic Engagement

Tech Parks Arizona joined forces with Target, Acacia Elementary School, and other volunteers for the 16th Annual Days of Caring. Volunteers upgraded several exterior areas surrounding Acacia's preschool by laying brick pavers, applying fresh paint and creating a bird and butterfly garden with planters, hopscotch, stepping stones and picnic tables. The United Way's Days of Caring was a great success and Tech Parks is honored to have been a part of this practical community event.

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Tech Parks Staff Profile

Brenda Hough is the community relations coordinator for Tech Parks Arizona and is a member of the University and Community Engagement Team. She is responsible for coordinating neighborhood meetings, educational outreach programs, internships, and events. A Tucson native, she received her bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in Interior Design, Family and Consumer Resources.

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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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