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.

UA Homecoming is one of the most celebrated events in Tucson. The UA Tech Park brings the festivities to employees with the help of the hard-working Tech Cats, the on-site employee group from all the Tech Park companies. This year, we organized sinister games, chilling prizes, wicked outdoor grilling, and frightfully-good music by the Cienega High School Marching Band. Hundreds of employees gathered together for this afternoon of Wildcat pride and spirit.

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Arizona ranked on Reuters' Most-Innovative Colleges  

The University of Arizona has been around longer than the state of Arizona itself, and the University of Arizona continues to thrive to this day. In the last fiscal year alone, UA released 250 invention disclosures in addition to the 150 provisional and 102 utility patents applications reported. AzCI was also included in the numbers. An entity of the UA Tech Park, the business incubator sustained an additional fifteen startup companies in the same year.

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Promutech Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  

UA researchers, in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco, have developed a new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. The team has formed a startup, Promutech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to further develop and commercialize the treatment.

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Technology and Transportation Summit 

Pima Association of Governments hosted the first Technology Transportation Summit on October 13 at La Paloma Resort. The event was attended by over 300 individuals representing industry, academia and government. Tech Parks Arizona was part of the planning team, a sponsor and also a panelists for one of the sessions. 

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Mexico Visit

The Global Advantage partners, Including Tech Parks Arizona, recently traveled to Sonora, Mexico including stops in Guaymas, Emplame and Hermosillo. The group toured The Offshore Group's manufacturing communities including the operations of Ducommon and Paradigm. In Hermosillos, the delegation met with the leadership of Intugo, ProAutomation and Rubio Pharma. The highlight of the visit was a meeting with Sonora's Secretary of Economy, Lic. Jorge Vidal Ahumada.

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AzCI Hires New Mentor in Residence

AzCI has appointed Steve Wood as the new Mentor in Residence. Wood will provide AzCI's client companies with hands-on assistance in preparing and executing their business plans, developing and marketing their products and finding and securing capital investment.

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Visit from Merinova

The Global Advantage team recently hosted a visit from the Merinova Technology Centre from Vaasa, Finland. The Centre hosts approximately 120 companies in the cleantech sector, and is based in Finland and Sweden. The group met with Global Advantage Partners, the economic development community, as well as the university. We hope to be able to make Tucson, Arizona their landing spot in North America.

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Book Drive

Tech Parks Arizona collected over 100 books and donated them to the Tucson Urban League as part of United Way Days of Caring. The books help encourage and support reading adventure for children. This is all part of Project Yes which provides after-school tutoring and mentoring services to children grades K-8.

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Drone Control's Industry Demo Day

Drone Control Systems, LLC, a past client of the Arizona Center for Innovation, is hosting its first Industry Demo Day in Sahuarita on November 1. The event, will highlight public awareness and safety regarding drone flight paths. First responders, drone controllers and other interested parties are invited to attend this event.

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Public Relations Awards  

Tech Parks Arizona won three awards from the annual Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Impact Awards. We won a Certificate of Excellence for the Homecoming at the UA Tech Park event. We also won an Impact Award for the Tech Parks Newsletter and also for Tech Parks Brochures. We also received recognition when Nuanced Media received an Impact Award for their work on the Tech Parks Arizona Digital Marketing Campaign. 

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Leadership Profile

David N. Allen, Ph.D., began his leadership of Tech Launch Arizona in September 2012. He has over 30 years of experience in technology-related research, instruction and practice. He has brought an innovative and accelerated approach to the University of Arizonas technology commercialization engine. Dr. Allen has implemented original and best practices processes and cultivated an innovation ecosystem.

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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.

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