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.

The UA Tech Park is seeking to engage a developer to assist in the design, development, financing and operation of The Village at the UA Tech Park.  A Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFQ) has been issued and submittals are due on April 28.  The RFQ pre-proposal conference was held on March 9 to provide an overview of the Park and answer RFQ submittal questions.

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UA Startup Brings Environmental and Structural Advantages

Inventor Jinhong Zhang, PhD., associate professor of mining and geological engineering at the University of Arizona, has developed a new substitute for concrete that has a number of advantages over traditional cement. 

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Sonoran Corridor

The economic benefits of the proposed Sonoran Corridor plan includes supporting science and technology. The more efficient and effective the transportation system is, the better the region can compete for jobs and wealth. 

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UA Tech Park Surrounding Neighborhoods Meeting 

Community leaders and area homeowners met for a bi-annual UA Tech Park update. Arizona Department of Transportation representatives provided surrounding roadway project updates. Tech Parks Arizona gave an update on new tenants, annexation with the City of Tucson, as well as future development plans.

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UA seeks opportunity in self-driving cars

The UA Tech Park is testing and developing autonomous vehicles and systems in hopes of being a part of a global network for self-driving cars.

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SBIR/STTR Two-Day Conference

The Arizona Center for Innovation and Tech Parks Arizona led a conference on opportunities available through federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR). Attendees also had the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with SBIR/STTR program managers in agencies such as NAVY, Air Force, NASA, and DARPA.

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Racing the Sun 

Racing the Sun challenges students to apply critical thinking skills by having them build solar go-karts. This process also encourages students to pursue technical careers. These students have worked on the project for almost a year with their teachers and mentors. Watch 17 high school teams put their skills to the test on Race Day April 29.

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Altitud Magazine

Altitud, the official magazine of Aeromar Airlines, recently promoted Tucson as the destination for leisure and business in all the flights to 30 destinations in Mexico. Tech Parks Arizona and the Global Advantage business development program was highlighted in this special section.

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BESST Workshop

In a recent trip to the Tech Park, high school students partnered with IBM to build a 2-D bridge. This experiential learning workshop is one of several in the Tech Parks BESST (Building Experiential Skilled Student Talent) program. BESST exposes high schoolers to real-world workplace experiences that will benefit them after graduation.

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Tech Park Visitors

On March 22, the Tech Park hosted a group of 39 high school student-engineers from Salpointe Catholic High School. These students had the opportunity to tour the UA Tech Park and discover pathways to an engineering-bound future.

Interested in arranging a tour? Email Kathy Williams >

People Profile 

Heather Gaines is an Associate General Counsel for the University of Arizona (UA), where she represents the UA in a wide array of real estate transactions, planning and development initiatives, and contract matters. Ms. Gaines has been closely involved with Tech Parks Arizona with her efforts focused primarily on leasing activities and planning efforts for the UA Tech Park and The Bridges, including potential public-private partnerships and commercial development at both parks.

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Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, an office of integrated teams creating an ecosystem of invention and commercialization throughout Arizona and beyond. TLA generates social and economic impact through bringing the inventions of the University of Arizona from the lab to the marketplace.

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9070 S. Rita Road, Suite 1750, Tucson AZ 85747 520-621-4088