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Two More High Tech Companies Choose the UA Tech Park and the University of Arizona

Tech Parks Arizona announced two new tenants at the UA Tech Park, Thompson-Wimmer and Cleveland Electric Laboratories.  These companies have established a presence of their company at the Tech Park to develop and demonstrate new products.  The successful recruitment of these new tenants is largely due to Tech Parks Arizona's new business development attraction program, Global Advantage, which aligns closely with the University of Arizona (UA) research strengths.

 Thompson-Wimmer's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Division is a leading technical services provider and consulting firm, assisting with the safe assimilation of UAS into the National Airspace System, while advancing commercial and public market integration. Their team of subject matter experts provides for the successful selection of UAS platforms and sensor technology integration, airspace management, concepts of operations and risk assessments.  Teamed with the UA Tech Park and partner tenants, Thompson-Wimmer is helping bridge gaps in UAS and sensor technology research, identifying viable and efficient data collection capabilities for various industry sectors to including agriculture and mining.

 Cleveland Electric Laboratories is using the Solar Zone as a large-scale testing and demonstration site for its FiberStrike Direct Burial Perimeter Security System.  FiberStrike is a new family of fiber optic-based sensing solutions developed by Cleveland Electric Laboratories Advanced Technology Group.  FiberStrike extends the capabilities of fiber optic sensing and includes a variety of sensors and sensing systems for security and industrial applications.

 Tech Parks Arizona has aligned its economic development activities with the university's research strengths and is actively recruiting tenants by leveraging focused attraction teams which bring key individuals together to work with prospective companies.  Teams consist of a UA researcher, an industry expert, a Tech Parks Arizona business development leader, a representative from an economic development organization and UA student interns.  The targeted industries not only complement the university's areas of research but also the region's broader economic development strategy.

 Tech Parks Arizona's business attraction program, Global Advantage, offers companies a unique combination of services and connections, including:
 -        Assistance with product development from design, prototyping, testing, evaluation and demonstration.
 -        Connectivity to the people and resources of the University of Arizona. Academic researchers are critical to advancing industry because of their ability to innovate, test and evaluate.
 -        Assistance with market access in key regions of North America, including California, Texas, US Mountain West and Western Mexico.

 Thompson-Wimmer provides services and consulting to a variety of federal government clients including DoD, DHS, as well as private industry. In collaboration with the UA, they are staging industry for successful integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System.

 Cleveland Electric Laboratories
 Cleveland Electric Laboratories (CEL) was founded in 1920 and is a privately owned company. Headquartered in Twinsburg, OH, the company is a major supplier of industrial thermocouples. The CEL Advanced Technologies Group opened in Tempe, Arizona in 2004 and provides gas turbine engine test instrumentation, design engineering, fabrication, repair and calibration, as well as electro-optical and fiber-optic based instrumentation design and fabrication.

 Tech Parks Arizona
 Tech Parks Arizona creates the interactive ground that generates, attracts and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission and goals of the University of Arizona.  Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, the UA Tech Park - The Bridges and the Arizona Center for Innovation, placing the highest priority on recruiting companies desiring connectivity to the UA. Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona, a University of Arizona initiative to create an ecosystem of invention, commercialization and impact.


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