AZ Inno StartupAZ, a Valley nonprofit that helps foster the state’s innovation ecosystem, has chosen 18 companies to participate in the 2022 StartupAZ Collective, a yearlong program for founders. This year the participants will be split into two cohorts; The Growth group features established startups that may have employees or have raised some venture capital, […]
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) held a grand opening yesterday to celebrate its new startup incubator at Biosphere 2, which supports renewable energy and sustainable tech startups. UACI at Biosphere 2 was launched with four startups, all of which will go through UACI’s structured 27-point road map that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisers and community collaborators. Entrepreneurs will use various physical spaces at Biosphere 2 that allow them to test and demonstrate the tech in specific environments.
The NAI Fellows Program highlights academic inventors who have demonstrated a spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society. Election to NAI fellow is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors. The university’s new fellows are Liesl Folks, UArizona’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost; Terry Matsunaga, professor of medical imaging at the College of Medicine in Tucson; and Mark Van Dyke, associate dean of research and professor of biomedical engineering at the College of Engineering.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today 10 companies have been selected as Awardees for the 2021 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The 10 companies will be added to the Arizona Innovation Challenge portfolio and participate in the ACA’s Venture Ready Accelerator, connecting companies with serial entrepreneurs, high-level executives, and subject matter experts.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce the winning startups of the UACI Sponsored Launch program fueled by the Town of Sahuarita and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.
As further evidence that Tucson’s innovation ecosystem is a rising star at the national level, both Startup Tucson and The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) each secured $50,000 in prize money from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Tucson secured two out of the three Growth Accelerator Fund Competition prizes awarded in Arizona.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce it was selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) Channel Partner network.
For the third consecutive year, ASU is in the top 10 for U.S. patents issued to U.S. universities—and 11th worldwide—according to an annual ranking of the top universities by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. In 2020, ASU was issued 140 U.S. patents, up from 137 the previous year, a total that ties with the University of Florida and puts ASU just one spot behind Harvard.
Intel Corporation’s biggest water facility hits a milestone; the Greater Phoenix Economic Council is named top economic development organization for 5th straight year; Carvana debuts on Fortune 500 list; WebPT co-founder joins Flinn Foundation board; Arizona State University outpaces graduation goals as part of national coalition of innovative universities; Digital Air Strike is named top 5 healthiest employer and great place to work; TGen partners with semiconductor giant on public health; Honeywell Aerospace is awarded a contract to provide cockpit technologies for Lilium’s electric jet; The University of Arizona Center for Innovation partners with Concord General Contracting for startup competition; Botco.ai is named TiE50 Award winner at TiEcon; and more.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across Southern Arizona and a mission to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. For nearly two decades, the program has directly served more than 140 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs.