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.

Carol Stewart, a long-standing authority on research parks, has joined the University of Arizona to lead the Tech Parks. In her new role as Associate Vice President for Tech Parks Arizona, Stewart will oversee the UA Tech Park at Rita Road, develop the UA Tech Park at The Bridges, and elevate the Arizona Center for Innovation.  Stewart's expertise in university research parks spans both decades and nations. She has more than 20 years of experience working with research parks, technology commercialization, business incubation, governmental relations, and business development. Previously, Stewart served as CEO of the Association of University Research Parks, which represents 200 research parks worldwide. In this role, she collaborated with leaders to build and grow university-related research parks through education, unification, and collaboration.

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American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows

Higher education leaders from across the U.S. visited the UA Tech Park as part of the American Council Education (ACE) program. Each year a cohort of higher education leaders participate in this program to learn and experience collaboration at its best.  The cohort learned about the UA Tech Park's impact on Southern Arizona. The group learned about the importance of the UA Tech Park and its role in the innovation ecosystem and how it serves as an extension of the University of Arizona. The ACE Fellows had an eye-opening experience and were deeply impressed with the UA Tech Park and plan to utilize the information learned.

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SWIFT Summit

A daylong summit centered on growing the smart vehicles, intelligent freight and transportation industry in Southern Arizona was recently held at the UA Tech Park. Government, academia, and industry leaders provided initiative and regional updates as well as discussed next steps in advancing the industry and creating a regional innovation hub.

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Emagine Solutions Selected as a Finalist

Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority have announced the 34 finalists selected to pitch for six $10,000 cash prizes at the 2019 Venture Madness competition.  Emagine Solutions Technology, a company transforming mobile ultrasounds and a client of the AzCI business incubator, was named a finalist in the competition.  Emagine will present their company in a live pitch event in the healthcare category.  

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Molly Gilbert

After a 17-year long career with the University of Arizona Tech Park, Molly Gilbert joined Cushman & Wakefield & PICOR, which specializes in the sale and lease of Tucson office properties. While at the Tech Park, she led many initiatives, including community engagement efforts, as well as managing government, university, and tenant relationships.

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Peter Loya

Peter Loya has been promoted to Senior Manager for Community and Tenant Relations for Tech Parks Arizona. His responsibilities include managing tenant-employee relations, neighborhood-community relations, educational outreach, workforce development and fundraising. He is the main point of contact for over 6,000 employees at the UA Tech Park and leads the Tech Cat program which brings together employees from the various companies onsite developing a broader sense of community.

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CTECH to Move into Park

A new high tech company will be moving into the UA Tech Park. CTECH is a small business in the security field and is the primary service provider of CTERA products to the Federal Government. CTERA is an Israeli based firm that has developed a platform that enables enterprises to share, protect, and govern files from any device. CTECH is responsible for recruiting, training and deploying software engineers. 

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Racing the Sun Progress Checks

Tech Parks Arizona organized Racing the Sun progress checks in both Phoenix and Tucson. Teams were scored on their chassis progress and received points based on their level of the solar go-kart's completion. Students received a refresher on electrical systems and were required to have a project plan as well as electrical and mechanical visuals. Technical experts from Global Solar, University of Arizona, and Arizona STEM were on hand to provide guidance.

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UA Tech Park Community Briefing

The UA Tech Park met with neighbors around the Rita Ranch area on January 29 to brief them on upcoming initiatives. Attendees learned about new companies moving into the Park as well as company expansions. The group also was briefed on the development surrounding the Park including a new hotel, Hampton Inn, set to open in May 2019.

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Michael Whiteside

The UA Tech Park supports UA students preparing to enter the workforce through practical internships. Michael Whiteside, a University of Arizona Chemical Engineering student is interning with Emagine Solutions Technology and advancing his knowledge and experience through a market research project. Emagine Solutions Technology is an award-winning start-up company at the Arizona Center for Innovation that delivers mobile ultrasound imaging technology to transform a doctor's standard mobile device into a life-saving tool.

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