With each new year, many make resolutions detailing things they would like to accomplish. Our resolution this year is to build on our strong foundation through growth in our program, the people that support our startups and our physical presence in Southern Arizona. So, stay tuned for some exciting announcements!

We look forward to working with all of you to make 2020
our best year yet.

University of Arizona Alum's Startup Aims to Supply Engines that put Rotorcraft into the Skies

University of Arizona alumnus Phillip Greenberg hopes his startup company’s performance-boosting technology will ride aboard. As co-founder of Copperhead Aeronautics, Greenberg is trying to perfect and commercialize new designs to power an emerging breed of rotorcraft known as electric vertical take-off and landing, or eVTOL, vehicles. Greenberg is working on prototypes for advanced testing at the University of Arizona Center for Innovation at the UA Tech Park.


New Startup: Clear Core

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation is pleased to announce its newest startup, Clear Core, which gives financial institutions access, clarity, and insight into their data to better serve their customers, strengthen their communities, and reach their strategic goals. Clear Core is redefining how financial institutions use and manage their data by ensuring all information is clean, secure and accessible; giving decision-makers data that is accurate and more readily available.This patent-pending product empowers financial institutions with better data thus turning information into insight.


Three Tucson startups supported by the UA Center for Innovation have made it into the finalists' round for Venture Madness 

Finalists for Venture Madness 2020 were announced and 3 of the 27 are UACI startups – ElectroSonix, Emagine Solutions Technology, and SGNT. Each finalist will compete in a live pitch event representing four industries: Consumer, Technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), and Medical for a chance to win a $15,000 cash prize and get investor and media exposure. 


Nanopec Published in Science Journal 

NANOPEC, a leading supplier of cutting-edge medical equipment, has released information about their newest technology, MetaFlourex. This bio-industrial science has proved itself as a "lifesaver." NANOPEC's approach to in vitro diagnostics has shown to support performance at a lower cost of ownership, while improving patient safety.


Reglagene Wins National Challenge

On January 14, 2020 a total of 35 companies from around the nation competed in the Redefining Early Stage Investment (RESI) Innovation Challenge showcasing their technologies from therapeutics to diagnostics, medical devices to digital health. The RESI Innovation Challenge invited all attendees to participate in a virtual investment contest. University of Arizona tech startup, Reglagene, was named one of the Top 3 winners.


Tucson Entrepreneur is 1 of 43 'World Changing Women of 2020'

Among 43 women voted as "World Changing Women of 2020" was Courtney Williams, CEO & Co-Founder of Emagine Solutions Technology, for her achievements focused on social enterprise and beyond. Courtney, an Arizona entrepreneur, was chosen for her passion and dedication to bringing mobile health technology to the world. Emagine Solutions Technology is revolutionizing the industry by transforming a doctor's mobile device into an ultrasound machine. Unlike traditional bulky cart ultrasound machines, VistaScan fits in the palm of a doctor’s hand, is easy to use, and can be used to make quick diagnoses.


Steve Wood - Mentor in Residence

January is National Mentoring Month, dedicated to celebrating and elevating the mentoring movement. This month, we feature Steve Wood, mentor in residence here at the Center for Innovation. He has shared his expertise with numerous startups and has been a valuable resource to the Center and we appreciate his support.

JANUARY 29 - 31


Optics Valley coordinates the days before Photonics West to connect and network with global peers while discussing global optics issues and formulating coordinated positions and ideas to advance the industry.



BIO5 Institute in partnership with BIOSA presents the SINE event to connect University students to technology focused internships.Take advantage of this networking event on February 11 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.



University of Arizona researchers Dr. May Khanna, Dr. Betsy Arnold, and Dr. Louise Hecker, Tech Launch Arizona's Marie Wesselhoft and Arizona Forge's Anna Darian talk about the path to empowered entrepreneurship and the opportunities that arise for those who make the journey.



Arizona’s largest pitch competition, Venture Madness 2020 presents finalist in a live head-to-head pitch competition. Winners receive cash prizes and exclusive time with Invest Southwest's most active angels & VC investors.



A presentation about health economics from a payer's perspective will be presented by Nic Anderson, Scientific Advisor to the Mountain Pacific Venture Fund. Here you will learn how the fields of market access, health economics and reimbursement are the "new norms" for medical technology commercialization success. Learn more on February 25 from 3:00pm - 5:30pm with BIOSA mixer to follow.



Calling all University of Arizona student inventors! Up to $50,000 in project funding will be awarded to fund ideas for solutions to real-world problems. The application deadline is February 28, 2020, so submit today.


LEARN MORE about our startup opportunities and mentorship programs below. 


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