Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema sat down with founders of six Tucson startups to learn more about their businesses and the innovation ecosystem in Southern Arizona. This roundtable was part of a national celebration of Congressional Startup Day, an annual event that provides entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with lawmakers and communicate policy related issues facing the startup community.
The days of when highways will be filled with autonomous trucks are years away. But UPS believes it’s worth jumping in at an early stage to take advantage of some of the automated driving, such as advanced braking technology that TuSimple can offer today.
An infrastructure innovation coming out of the research labs of Arizona-based QuakeWrap, Inc., and promising to help solve a major problem in city drinking water systems, has received federal funding from the research arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).
When it comes to technology talent, Tucson can’t yet compete with giants like San Francisco and Seattle. But Tucson recently got on the map- literally- as an up-andcoming,smaller North American market for top tech talent in a report issued by CBRE Research.
When you have a successful business in Tucson that continues to expand over the span of 108 years, you’re bound to have suitors. The question becomes: What firm is going to make an offer you can’t refuse?
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SRP shows strength as a sustainability leader with its revised 2035 Sustainability Goals, GPEC launches a unique campaign to attract high-tech companies, ASU jumps to top 10 in global patent rankings, Coplex sets its sights on high-growth potential tech companies, and more.
Tucson’s sunshine and low humidity not only are attractive to tourists and residents. They also are two of the many reasons why Tucson is a key player in the aerospace & defense industry. This white paper written by Commercial Real Estate Group identifies a number of reasons why Tucson has been, and continues to be, a hub for aerospace and defense industry leaders and suppliers.
Inflatable balloon reflectors could peer into deep space, scanning for signs of water, at a fraction of the cost of a traditional telescope.
“I think the possibility exists because Phoenix has a good business climate,” Zylstra said. “We have all the necessary ingredients to make this a possible place to expand.”