Blue and red golf balls race along winding steel tracks encased in glass. Starting from a spinning wind turbine and solar panels rendered in miniature, they roll through tiny replicas of University of Arizona campus landmarks such as Old Main, Arizona Stadium and Main Gate Square. The balls represent clean energy generated from Tucson Electric Power’s Wilmot Energy Center solar-plus-storage system south of Tucson and its Oso Grande Wind farm in southeast New Mexico, both of which power the UArizona main campus.
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Tech Launch Arizona, FORGE, and the University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) have partnered to launch the University of Arizona Venture Mentoring Service (UAZVMS). Through the program, entrepreneurs connected with the University of Arizona launching a new venture can get free mentorship from experienced, trained, vetted mentors to help them develop successful startup strategies. Mentors engaged in the program are selected based on their ability to provide advice to startups on the multiple issues and challenges that startups face, such as business planning, marketing, intellectual property strategy, raising funds, and human resources.
Tech Parks Arizona leader Carol Stewart has been promoted to Vice President at the University of Arizona. She advances the University of Arizona under the leadership of Senior Vice President of Research Innovation and Impact Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell. Stewart leads the UA Tech Park at Rita Road with her talented team of professionals that collectively have over 165 years of tech park experience and is developing the UA Tech Park at the Bridges. She is also president of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, a technology business incubator network serving the University of Arizona, Tucson, and the international community.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) welcomes Canadian-based Longan Vision to Tucson, Arizona. The startup company, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is establishing a U.S. office at the UA Tech Park, moving resources and Andrew Leaman, the Manager of Commercial Operations to Tucson, Arizona, U.S. to launch their product.
Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce that Karla Morales has been appointed to the board of directors which oversees Tech Parks Arizona. Karla Morales serves as the vice president for the Arizona Tech Council (ATC) of the Southern Arizona Regional Office. Morales leads and oversees all operations and facets of the ATC Southern Arizona Regional office working to recruit, retain and support tech business in the Southern Arizona region. The Arizona Technology Council is the premier trade association for science and technology companies connecting and empowering 750+ businesses across the state of Arizona.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is thrilled to announce its win as the Soft Landings Designee of the Year which was announced at the 36th International Conference on Business Incubation (ICBI36) hosted by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA).
Researchers at the University of Arizona have formed a startup with plans to use a metal-free electrolyte they’ve developed to make nontoxic batteries that can store large amounts of electricity. CarbeniumTec LLC was launched by a team from UArizona’s College of Science and College of Medicine-Tucson with the idea of addressing the need to develop more methods to store and deliver large amounts of electricity for long periods of time.
Tech Parks Arizona is pleased to announce that the University of Arizona, Steward Observatory is expanding the Engineering and Technical Services research, testing and demonstration operations at the UA Tech Park off Rita Road and Interstate-10. The University of Arizona is a world leader in space sciences and as a Tier 1 research university with a moonshot goal of a Billion dollars in research, activities are constantly growing. University of Arizona has emerged as a principal leader in infrared astronomy through the work of the staff, students, and faculty of the Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory. Public-private partnerships with industry giants such as NASA and countries around the world have put Steward Observatory on a fast-track growth trajectory.
During Women’s History Month, the Office of Research, Innovation and Impact announced the Women of Impact Awards as an annual effort to embrace and empower women researchers, innovators, and community organizers, who through their work at the university, are laying the groundwork for a brighter future.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) welcomes two Canadian Startups to Southern Arizona through its Global Advantage Soft Landings program to explore international expansion opportunities into the United States. The two Canadian companies are Ecobloc which is based in St. Philip’s, Newfoundland, Canada and Longan Vision which is based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. […]