Governor Ducey Names Tucson America's Next Tech Heavyweight

As recently as a few years ago, if you were reading headlines that boasted of new technologies, startups or tech job growth, chances were that a traditional coastal enclave like San Francisco, Seattle or Boston could take credit.

While the old guard still remains, there's another name to add to the top of our nation's list of the most exciting places for technology and innovation - none other than Tucson, Arizona.

Thanks to the University of Arizona's state-of-the-art Tech Parks Arizona, a 1,300-acre research campus that tech giants like Raytheon, Siemens, Citi and IBM call home, and other key players in the Southern Arizona entrepreneurial ecosystem, Tucson is earning its reputation as one of the fastest growing and most attractive tech hubs in the country.


Betsy Cantwell, New SVP for Research and Innovation, Hits the Ground Running

Dr. Betsy Cantwell, the new senior vice president for research and innovation at the University of Arizona, is working hard to boost the University's research and discovery capacity. Cantwell is confident that by combining the University's research endeavors with its innovation endeavors - the tech parks, tech transfer mechanisms, corporate engagement and new incubators - the University will be more intentional and focused on impacts for the community, the state and the world beyond.


AURP 2019 International Conference

Hosted by their peer Tech Square in Atlanta, Georgia, the University of Arizona Tech Park leadership team participated and presented at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2019 International Conference November 4 - 7. During the 24th Annual Awards of Excellence Gala, AURP honored Emagine Solutions Technology, a startup company at the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, the business incubator housed at the University of Arizona Tech Park, with the Innovation Award.


Building Tucson Businesses: The Silicon Desert

Calline Sanchez, IBM vice president of worldwide systems lab services and technical universities, was recently featured in an Arizona Daily Star article highlighting her journey with IBM, a tenant at the University of Arizona Tech Park. IBM's Tucson site has established itself as a strategic facility for the corporation with staff members focusing on data storage systems, software and support.


Young Pacific Leaders Visit the University of Arizona Tech Park

On November 8, Young Pacific Leaders, a network of Pacific leaders learning and working together to address global challenges, visited the University of Arizona Tech Park. Leaders toured the Park and learned about U.S. startup companies and entrepreneurs who are tackling community problems through innovation and technology.


People of the Park

Tech Parks Arizona would like to welcome Thomas Garcia, assessment and analysis intern, to the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, the business incubator housed at the University of Arizona Tech Park. Mr. Garcia is currently a senior at the University of Arizona where he is pursuing degrees in management information systems and operations management. Throughout his internship, he is assisting Mario Blanco, CEO and Founder of NANOPEC, a startup company at the Center for Innovation.


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.