The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) announced the UACI Sponsored Launch Fueled by the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce competition. Application submissions opened on March 5 and close on April 2. After a review and interview process, the winning team will be announced on April 30. The team will then participate in the incubator program for one full year.
Scottsdale-based Axon, the bodycam and electro-shock weapons producer, recently posted earnings highlighting the company’s Q4 2020 record revenue on the strong demand for TASER devices and cloud software. Axon also announced that it plans to invest around $20 million in its Scottsdale facility for R&D operations, testing laboratories, quality testing and general office space.
Three startups will advance their ventures through a new pilot program developed by the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) and Arizona FORGE to create support services for a seamless startup continuum. Metfora, Obánj and Dive will advance to the UACI, having just completed the Arizona FORGE Advanced Entrepreneur Program (AEP), an eight-week program that provides early-stage entrepreneurs with accelerated education about general startup venture concepts and the tools needed to initiate a startup.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has received an additional three-year award from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support a variety of the Department of Energy’s American-Made Challenges. This comes in addition to UACI’s 2020 appointed commitment as a Power Connector for NREL’s American-Made Solar Prize Challenge.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) has teamed up with R&A CPAs to sponsor one promising startup team with resources, facilities, services and expert guidance to grow their businesses. The twelve-month program will also foster networking opportunities for its participants.
The Arizona Technology Council, in conjunction with the Arizona Commerce Authority, announced the winners of the 2020 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) Awards. This marks the 17th year of this prestigious event honoring and attended by the top leaders in Arizona’s business, technology, education and government sectors.
Grant Anderson, President and CEO of Paragon Space Development Corporation, gives advice on retaining a strong, creative and productive workforce and what’s in store for the company’s future.
Encora, a leader in outsourced product development (OPD) services, announced that Asaf Kharal has been appointed as executive vice president and general counsel effective Sept. 1, 2020. In this critical role, Kharal will provide wide-ranging business and legal counsel on areas of business development, customer contracts, commercial arrangements, employment and labor relations, financial transactions, corporate governance and compliance.
PADT, Inc. expands into Texas, Honeywell to supply flight deck technology for Vertical Aerospace’s urban air mobility vehicle, Digital Air Strike win 2 national awards for credit prequalification technology for vehicle financing, Delta Technology announces it partnership with Fuji Robotics, University of Arizona is awarded $26 million to architect the quantum internet, CenturyLink wins contract to provide advanced technology to state agencies, Blue Yonder has acquired Yantriks, a SaaS provider of commerce and fulfillment microservices, Indecomm Digital Services launches new identity as Encora, Avnet appoints interim CEO, and more.
Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, is honored to announce its Credit Logix technology won a Gold Stevie® Award and the People’s Choice Stevie® Award for Favorite New Product at the 18th Annual American Business Awards®. Digital Air Strike’s credit technology benefits both automobile dealers and consumers during the vehicle purchase process.