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.

Twenty-five women of the University of Arizona (UA) Tech Park were showcased both in honor of National Women's History Month and the UA Tech Park's 25th Anniversary. The women of the UA Tech Park shared how they were inspired and how they inspire others through multiple channels including a panel discussion, social media, and website profiles. These beautiful faces symbolize the diversity and strength that drive business forward. Each woman's story was shared to help empower others and express the unique attributes that make one successful. The UA Tech Park aspires not only to create communities of innovation for businesses, but also to be a supportive environment where people are empowered and where people thrive.

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Business Development Director Announced

Kevin Gullette has been appointed as director of business development for Tech Parks Arizona. In this role, he is responsible for the creation and execution of business attraction, expansion and recruitment activities. He brings more than 20 years of economic development experience to the position. He has assisted in over $1.5 billion in new investment for the communities he worked with, creating over 6,000 jobs.

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The University of Arizona Center for Innovation hosted the 2019 SBIR STTR Funding and Summit on March 26, bringing Federal Representatives, community resources, and people with big ideas, together. Over 100 people were in attendance. The daylong event included presentations on how to secure funding, a panel discussion about University of Arizona resources, and success stories from the community. One of the highlights of the program was the opportunity for participants to meet one-on-one directly with five different agency representatives including NIH, NAVSEA, DARPA, ARPA-E, and JSTO-CBD. 

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Please welcome the newest startup company into the UA Tech Park: Incident Support 30 (IDS30). IDS30 is working directly with the University of Arizona (UA) Center for Innovation to develop a platform that allows first responders the opportunity to assess critical situations and swiftly decide on next actions. The UA Center for Innovation is a business incubator that fosters technology startups developing and commercializing their ideas, inventions and next evolution of product.

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Racing the Sun

Come cheer on fifteen high school student teams from across Arizona as they race their solar-powered go-karts. Race day is April 27 at Musselman Honda Circuit and starts at 11:30 AM. Tech Parks Arizona launched the Racing the Sun Program over eight years ago to provide participants the opportunity to learn STEM skills in real-life and to explore several career paths in STEM.

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Sahuarita Business Launcher

The Town of Sahuarita is partnering with the University of Arizona Center for Innovation to bring a startup incubation program to those in Green Valley and Sahuarita who are looking to launch the next big thing. The free business launcher will have several phases, starting with a one-day boot camp to give anyone interested in starting a business or launching a startup the tools necessary to make their ideas come to fruition.

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Optics Valley Group to Promote & Grow Industry

An effort to grow the "Optics Valley" brand in Tucson and across Arizona received a boost with Arizona Technology Council member Strategy1 announcing that it has been awarded a Small Business Association (SBA) contract for $500,000 to promote the growth and formation of optics companies in the region. In addition to the Council, key program partners include Pima Community College, the University of Arizona Tech Launch Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona. 

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Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entreprenuership Program

Emagine and NANOPEC, University of Arizona Center for Innovation business incubator based startups, were selected for the 2019 Flinn Foundation Program. The companies will receive funding support and program services through a nonprofit partner. The Bioscience Entreprenuership programs helps advance Arizona's Bioscience Roadmap and the Flinn Foundation's mission of improving the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. 

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Toastmasters at the Park

Toastmasters, an international organization dedicated to practicing public speaking and improving your communication & business leadership skills, has returned to the UA Tech Park. People from across the campus are invited to participate as a visitor or member every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month. Meetings take place in Building 9040, Suite 1270, in the Video Conferencing Room. 

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Riceli Foster

Riceli is a high school senior at Vail Academy and High School, which is located at the UA Tech Park, as well as a Communications Student Worker for Tech Parks Arizona. She is involved in extracurricular school activities such as Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society. She is also highly involved with her church. She recently served as the moderator of the Women of the UA Tech Park panel discussion and did an excellent job contributing to the conversation.

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