There’s no mystery why Tucson-based World Wide Technology was recently named one of TIME Magazines most influential companies. This recognition that highlights businesses impacting the world is a testament to our incredible people and partnerships.
Paramium Technologies, a University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) startup, has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant for $256,000 to conduct research and development (R&D) work on efficient manufacturing methods for radio antenna reflectors. Paramium’s innovative manufacturing solution unlocks rapid prototyping capabilities for antenna designers because it is faster and more versatile than traditional methods.
Amazon is continuing its investment in Arizona with two new sortation centers, including one in Tucson, to support customer fulfillment and delivery operations. The Tucson site is expected to open later this year and create hundreds of new full- and part-time jobs. The Tucson facility will span more than 270,000 square feet, and will help with critical package sortation needs. This will be Amazon’s fourth building to open in Southern Arizona and the first project in Pima County for developer VanTrust Real Estate.
Edmund Optics, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced that it has opened a new assembly and advanced design facility in Tucson, the second Edmund Optics location in the state. This 21,225-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will support advanced design efforts and high-volume manufacturing services, including cleanroom assembly and incoming inspection with numerous testing capabilities such as MTF, straylight, thermal cycle, shock and vibration.
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 aircraft operator turned to the InSight Display System for a more modern, reliable flight deck solution to address high failure rates and climbing repair costs associated with existing equipment. The flight deck package offers streamlined operations with added functionality like embedded 3D SVS, electronic charts, advanced mapping, ownship position on runway, and the ability to autotune onboard digital radios.
In the Council’s August 2020 podcast, distinguished Tucson economic development leaders discussed the key drivers strengthening Tucson’s competitiveness, how Sun Corridor and the City of Tucson have been instrumental in accelerating economic growth in the region, as well as the factors fostering the innovation, technology and creativity needed to be a world-class tech hub.