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Member news: November 2023

ASU study identifies key areas of RSV

Every fall in Arizona, Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases surge. RSV is a major cause of acute respiratory infections, particularly in children, adults with severe lung conditions, and the elderly. RSV is a virus that causes a common respiratory infection. Efrem said that most people get it and get over it within a week or two. The issue is for young kids and elderly people who get it. The disease can become very serious. Read more >>

Involta Launches Tucson Internet Exchange for Cost Effective Connectivity

Involta, an award-winning data center infrastructure, hybrid IT and cloud-forward consulting firm, announces the launch of the Tucson Internet Exchange (TUSIX), located within the company’s state-of-the-art data center in Tucson, Arizona. Read more >>

Leader of University of Arizona Tech Parks Elected Vice President to National Board of Directors for University Economic Development Association

Tech Parks Arizona leader Carol Stewart has been elected to Vice President on the volunteer board of directors for the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). UEDA members work together to expand economic opportunity in their communities and regions by leveraging talent, innovation and place, while recognizing the interconnectedness of each of these elements. Read more >>

These Valley businesses lead the way in energy efficiency, sustainability

SRP has named 14 local businesses, several that are Arizona Technology Council members, Champions of Sustainability for achievements in electrification, energy efficiency and clean energy through participation in its Business Solutions Program. Read more >>

Latham Industries Attains ISO 13485:2016 Certification for Medical Devices

Latham Industries, a renowned electronics contract manufacturer headquartered in Phoenix, proudly announces its achievement of the ISO 13485:2016 certification for medical devices. This significant milestone reflects the company’s commitment to delivering quality, safety, and reliability in the design, development, and production of electronic components and assemblies for the medical industry. Read more >>

Innovative Cybersecurity Startup Wins Sponsored Entry Into University of Arizona Center for Innovation

The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is pleased to announce one winning startup of the UACI Sponsored Launch program fueled by City of Sierra Vista and the Southeastern Arizona Chamber Foundation. Southern Arizona based company Port 194 will receive one sponsored year of admission into the UACI incubation program thanks to the generous financial support of the Sierra Vista sponsors. Program entrance includes resources, services and expert guidance to grow a business. Read more >>

Paramium Technologies Selected for “Innovation Leader of the Year” by AZTC

The Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) presented the 11th Annual Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Among the awards presented included “Innovation Leader of the Year” award presented to Paramium Technologies. Paramium Technologies is a Tucson-based startup that grew out of innovations developed at the University of Arizona James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences, College of Engineering, and the Steward Observatory associated with the College of Science. Read more >>

ACA Announces Expansion of UArizona Micro/Nano Fabrication Center in Tucson

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced an expansion of the University of Arizona’s Micro/Nano Fabrication Center (MNFC) located in the University’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering building in Tucson, Arizona. Read more >> 

University of Arizona’s new school addresses critical need for minerals and mining talent

As the global energy system transitions to a low-carbon future, demand for mineral resources has never been greater. Technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, and electric cars require minerals such as copper, silver, lithium, cobalt, nickel, and rare earth elements in increasing quantities, creating rapidly growing markets to fuel this development on a global scale. Read more >>

SRP Partners with Gilbert to Run First Electric Fire Truck in Arizona

SRP is proud to partner with the Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department on its new electric fire truck. The truck is the first of its kind in Arizona, and among the first few electric fire trucks in the United States. It has zero tailpipe emissions which makes for a cleaner, safer work environment for Gilbert Fire personnel. Plus, it’s quieter and has a more responsive and smoother acceleration than diesel-powered pumpers. Read more >>

Virgin Galactic shifts focus to Mesa-built spaceship as part of realignment

Virgin Galactic said progress is being made at its Mesa assembly facility now under construction, and that factory is becoming even more central to the space tourism company’s strategy as it shifts its focus to its Delta-class ships that will be built there. Read more >>

ACA Announces Finalists for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 15 finalists have been selected for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2023.  Read more >>


Arizona’s YellowBird Included in Female Founders to Watch

Female founders have long struggled to raise startup funding compared to their male counterparts, and there have been a slew of new funds and initiatives launched in recent years to get more money in the hands of women-led startups. Read more >>

UArizona named one of the nation’s top ‘green colleges’

The University of Arizona has been recognized as one of the most environmentally conscious schools in the nation in The Princeton Review’s 2024 Guide to Green Colleges. At No. 50, it is the first time UArizona has been included among the Top 50 Green Colleges, which recognizes schools that “make the most exceptional commitments to sustainability from academics and career prep to campus clubs and initiatives.”  Read more >>

Lucid Introduces Its Electric SUV

Lucid Group, Inc. is redefining excellence once again with the reveal of the groundbreaking new Lucid Gravity luxury electric SUV. Lucid’s highly anticipated Gravity SUV builds upon the innovations first seen in the Lucid Air sedan to create a luxury electric SUV without compromise: a high-performance vehicle with space for up to seven adults and their gear and a projected driving range in excess of 440 miles.¹ The Lucid Gravity SUV will make its public debut today during the Los Angeles Auto Show, with production starting in late 2024. Read more >>

SRP Ranks Highest Among National and Western Utilities for Business Customer Satisfaction

For the second year in a row, Salt River Project (SRP) ranked highest in business customer satisfaction among all large electricity providers in the nation according to a recent study issued by J.D. Power. SRP also ranked first among large electricity providers in the West Region for the third consecutive year. Read more >>

Radiant teams with the University of Arizona to design and develop a portable system for analyzing biospecimen samples

Radiant Product Development was recently selected to provide product development for the Center for Applied NanoBioscience & Medicine (ANBM) team at the University of Arizona. The system device will allow soldiers to detect bio-threats on the battlefield. We are excited to work with the ANBM team, applying our knowledge to help design and build innovative solutions for rugged environments.. Read more >>

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