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.

In a recent Inside Tucson Business editorial article, the journalist discusses the number of startup businesses that have sprouted from the business incubator at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road: Arizona Center for Innovation. This article also expounds on the fact that the newly-named director Carol Stewart will continue the work of aiding the advancement of similar companies with promise. According to the co-founder and CEO of startup business Emagine Solutions, Courtney Williams stated, "Arizona Center for Innovation helped us to progress quickly and strategically."

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The Federal funding programs, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), provides over $2.6 billion each year for research & development qualified candidates. Over $41 million went to Arizona-based companies in 2017. These grants provide non-dilutive funding that bring both capital and new opportunities. The SBIR/STTR Summit offers attendees the opportunity to LEARN, EXPERIENCE and CONNECT directly with Federal Representatives.  Register today for your one-on-one meeting with either NIH, DOD, DARPA and ARPA-E.

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Neighborhood Meeting with the Bridges Community

Tech Parks Arizona organized a community meeting, providing a development update to The Bridges' neighbors. The UA Tech Park at the Bridges is working with development partner Boyer to plan building the first Tech Park building on the property. Bourn Companies, GIECO and Tucson Electric Power shared information about development activities.

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Racing the Sun Career Day

Students participating in Racing the Sun attended Career Day where they learned how to pursue STEM career options and pathways to reach their STEM career goals. Students learned first-hand through different work environments and real-world experiences what it is like to work as an engineer, scientist and in other STEM fields.

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Biz Launch Program

Are you thinking about opening a business in Sahuarita or Green Valley? Come to the Sahuarita Town Hall and learn what it takes to get your ideas off the ground and start your business. The Arizona Center for Innovation has teamed up with the town of Sahurita to present the Biz Launch program on Tuesday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Monitor Structural Integrity

Rodger Shepherd, Vice President of Cleveland Electric Laboratories presented at the past Arizona Tech Council's Lunch & Learn. He shared insight into how existing fiber infrastructure with new fiber optic sensing technology enables passive monitoring of structures and secures environments, a technology that his company developed. The ability to multiplex many sensors onto a single fiber channel makes such a system extremely efficient and cost effective while providing real-time information about the state of the environment being monitored.  Cleveland Electric is using the Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park as a large-scale testing and demonstration site for this technology - FiberStrike Direct Burial Perimeter Security System.

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Coffee with Carol

Community members are invited to a meet and greet breakfast with Carol Stewart. Get to know the newly appointed Associate Vice President for Tech Parks Arizona, long-standing authority on research parks, during a fun event on March 6 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the UA Tech Park at Rita Road.

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Flinn Foundation

Emagine Soultions Technology and NANOPEC, AzCI business incubator-based startups, have been selected for the 2019 Flinn Foundation Program and as part of the Bioscience Entrepreneurship winning cohort, they will receive grant funding and program services. The Bioscience Entrepreneurship program helps advance the Flinn Foundation's mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations.

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Patrick Murphy Appointed to DM50

Patrick Murphy, Construction and Facilities Director for Tech Parks Arizona, was recently appointed to the DM50, a nonprofit volunteer group that advocates for Davis-Monthan (DM) Air Force Base and its airmen. DM50 has raised more than $1.5 million for initiatives to improve the quality of life for military personnel and protects the future of DM.

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