Construction remains on track for The Bridges’ first building, The Refinery, a four-story building that will serve as the University of Arizona’s innovation and commercialization hub. UArizona will occupy 50% of the space at The Refinery, with the rest available to businesses looking to co-locate with the university’s expertise.
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University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) startup SGNT has received a $749,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF). A startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region, The mission of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is to grow scalable science and technology startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy.
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.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) was selected as the go-to organization to host an international company from Costa Rica. The company, TUNUK, is developing software to track bus ridership and other data for bus operators and municipalities. Tunuk Analytics Center utilizes state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to provide real-time data for revenue, expenses and operations to bus companies.
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The TIMESTEP Summer Internship Program is a unique opportunity for small- to mid-sized businesses based in Southern Arizona to connect with talented U Arizona undergraduate juniors in the Physical Sciences. This competitive program provides employers with a vetted pool of students who have worked in research teams, possess computing skills and are ready to work alongside development and engineering teams.
The Refinery is the kick-off building to the new UA Tech Park at The Bridges in Tucson, an extension campus birthed from the success of the UA Tech Park near Interstate 10 and Rita Road. The four-story building will also serve as the University of Arizona’s innovation and commercialization hub creating a centralized location that bridges resources and accelerates the most promising inventions.
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.