Flagstaff Tech Tour


Flagstaff is a growing hub of engineering technology and know-how, primarily in the biomedical and energy sectors. The Arizona Technology Council, Northern Arizona University, the City of Flagstaff Economic Development Program and ECoNA invite you to spend the day in Flagstaff to meet some of the top corporate and academic innovators in these fields and tour their facilities.
To RSVP, please contact [email protected].


11:00 a.m.

Meet at High County Conference Center – 201 W Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
The attendees will park in the garage (event parking included free) and meet on the NAU campus at High County Conference Center. We will board an NAU bus and proceed to Moonshot at NACET around 11:30am.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Depart via provided transportation to Moonshot at NACET – 2201 N Gemini Rd, Accelerator Building, Building B, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Moonshot is an Arizona-based, 22 year-old 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help subject matter experts bring products and services to market and help cities develop entrepreneurial eco-systems that create jobs. We believe that the best products aren’t dreamed up by the business class but rather the scientists, engineers, technologists, designers, and dreamers who bear the type of innovation that truly changes the world. And we believe that we can’t all be astronauts, but we can all be moonshot-thinking pioneers.

Moonshot provides an incubator and accelerator campus for business sectors including sustainability, technology, light manufacturing, and biotechnology/bioengineering for the purpose of job creation in greater Flagstaff.

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch provided by City of Flagstaff at Moonshot at NACET.
We will have lunch provided by Wildflower Bread Company with a selection of sandwiches and sides.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Presentation by Katalyst Space Technologies presented by Ghonhee Lee, Founder and CEO.
Founded in 2020, Katalyst Space Technologies is an engineering research & development company focused on modular spacecraft designs and mission architectures intended to interact with on-orbit service. The small business operates out of its headquarters in Flagstaff, AZ and has a staff of 9 full-time engineers.

A core component of the Company’s mission is to advance novel innovations associated with on-orbit, servicing, and assembly. Katalyst’s roadmap emphasizes small satellite (“SmallSat”) development and technologies related to refueling, on-orbit structures and mechanisms, and algorithms necessary to conduct such operations. Katalyst envisions utilizing such solutions to solve challenges presented from the proliferation of untracked Resident Space Objects (RSOs) as well as deploying modular and serviceable platforms within Earth’s sphere of influence.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Presentation by W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. presented by Dr. Benjamin Beckstead, Vascular Category Leader
W. L. Gore & Associates is a global materials science company dedicated to transforming industries and improving lives. Since 1958, Gore has solved complex technical challenges in demanding environments — from outer space to the world’s highest peaks to the inner workings of the human body. With more than 11,000 Associates and a strong, team-oriented culture, Gore generates annual revenues of $4 billion.

Gore engineers medical devices that treat a range of cardiovascular and other health conditions. With more than 50 million medical devices implanted over the course of more than 45 years, Gore builds on its legacy of improving patient outcomes through research, education, and quality initiatives. Product performance, ease of use and quality of service provide sustainable cost savings for physicians, hospitals, and insurers. Gore is joined in service with clinicians and through this collaboration we are improving lives. goremedical.com

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tour of the Moonshot incubator/accelerator facilities

2:00 p.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Transportation to Whitehall Industries

2:30 p.m. – 3:30p.m.

Tour of Whitehall Industries
In 2001, we started our first aluminum extrusion operation in order to provide better products to our customers, especially those in the automotive industry. Since then, we have established ourselves as an industry pioneer for precision extruded aluminum automotive components and assemblies.

Today, as UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries (UACJ-Whitehall), our original business philosophy continues to lead us, as we provide our customers with industry leading quality parts and services. Year after year, our business has steadily grown by setting internal benchmarks far above the industry standards. Since gaining the global support of the UACJ Group, we have expanded our capabilities in R&D and design, as well as the ability to leverage our fellow UACJ companies in order to meet a broader scope of our customer’s needs.


3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Drive and Tour of biotech land: Airport, Fairgrounds/Hospital (Wellness Village)

4:25 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Transportation to Northern Arizona University campus

4:50 p.m. –
6:00 p.m.

End the day at 1899 Bar and Grill on the NAU campus next to the High Country Conference Center.

6:00 p.m.

First Friday ArtWalk FLG begins downtown.
For those staying in Flagstaff, ArtWalk FLG is a fun summer event series where art galleries and businesses in historic Downtown Flagstaff open their doors from 6-9pm with special art exhibitions, performances, live music, treats, and much more!


Flagstaff , AZ


Tour - Many Venues


August 5, 2022


11:00 AM - 6:00 PM