Arizona State University and the University of Arizona spun out more startups and issued more patents in 2020 than they did in 2019 — with the potential to contribute millions of dollars to the state’s economy. The two state universities spun out 38 startups in fiscal 2020, up from 29 in fiscal 2019. They also issued 222 patents in fiscal 2020, up from 185 in fiscal 2019.
Synergy is not magic. One plus one never equals three. Math is math. You have to add something else to the equation to achieve a greater sum. Working together is not what makes synergy happen. The “develop a process where they assist each other” is where that extra bit gets added that produces the higher sum.
Tempe-based PADT, a globally recognized provider of numerical simulation, product development, and 3D printing products and services, announced it has been named Distribution Partner for EOS’s full lineup of industrial metal 3D printing systems. PADT will represent the company’s Direct Metal Laser Fusion (DMLS) powder bed fusion systems across Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas and Utah.
PHX Startup Week will be a month this year, kicking off at the beginning of April with virtual events for three weeks and ending with five days of keynote speakers, workshops and tactical learning sessions. PHX Startup Week is partnering with Startup Together AZ to expand statewide to help support and grow Arizona’s startup ecosystem. Organizations across the state are teaming up to highlight resilient businesses and entrepreneurs that survived the pandemic.
With Greater Phoenix being referred to as “the tech capital of the Southwest” many innnovative startups and companies have been flocking to the area over the past five years. Veteran staffing firm Paragon IT Professionals can help companies struggling to find qualified candidates. As an expert in tech talent, Paragon has spent the past 24 years focused on helping companies quickly attract hard-to-find talent.
Despite a challenging year caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Arizona’s technology sector was able to rebound quickly and even outpace Q4 2019 in several significant growth metrics. The Arizona Technology Council’s latest quarterly Arizona Technology Industry Impact Report provides insight on the progress of the state’s tech sector. The new data shows a 29% increase in STEM job postings in December 2020 vs. December 2019 and a 4.3% growth in Arizona technology companies year-over-year.
Arizona Commerce Authority celebrates 10 years of success; ASU announces a new partnership to expand access for advanced skills program; Edmund Optics expands with new facility in Tucson; Avnet and ON Semiconductor join forces to accelerate IoT innovation; Northern Arizona University names finalist named for its next president; Axosoft plan $10 million investment in Arizona startups; Sun Corridor Inc. has key role in newly formed Arizona Fintech Council; Digital Air Strike acquires LotVantage to expand inventory digital marketing, engagement and targeting solutions; Life365 and VectorCare align to expand and accelerate digital health solutions for healthcare organizations; UArizona unveils TIMESTEPS Summer Internship Program; and more.
The Arizona Technology Council kicked off its 2021 Tech Speaker Series with one of Arizona’s leading IT managed service providers and cybersecurity leaders, AccountabilIT. Focusing on cyber resiliency, experts from AccountabilIT shared their insight and expertise on security predictions for 2021, provided valuable strategies for attendees to protect their business and mitigate cybersecurity risk, attacks and breaches.
Over the past few decades, small businesses have gradually integrated more technology into their operations. But in the last year, digital infrastructure became more crucial than ever. Thankfully, the new year and new political leadership in Arizona present opportunities to embrace the industry that has kept businesses connected during the pandemic: technology.
Despite the challenges we’ve faced, Arizona is still on the rise and can be compared side by side with the most influential and powerful technology hubs across the nation and even the world. There are many technology sectors that will continue to push Arizona’s explosive growth forward in 2021. What follows Steve Zylstra’s emerging technologies expected to impact Arizona’s technology ecosystem in the coming year and beyond.