Intel Corporation releases its corporate responsibility report; Arizona State University retains the top U.S. spot for efforts toward United Nations sustainability goals; University of Advancing Technology students create 26 new tech innovations; Banner Health launches its digital health program with virtual care platform; Paragon Space Development Corporation is awarded two new NASA contracts; Digital Air Strike technology is helping auto dealers solve inventory challenges; Salt River Project launches grid modernization project; Telecommunications manufacturer Viavi Solutions buys East Valley building for HQ; and more. Read the complete update >>
2021 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation nominations now open
GCOI 2021 marks the 18th year of this prestigious, black-tie event that attracts more than 850 attendees for a night of networking, dining and entertainment. The event will consist of a strolling dinner and Tech Showcase followed by a theatre-style awards program. Companies featured at the Tech Showcase consist of award finalists, sponsors and Council partners. Early-bird tickets are on sale through Friday, September 3.
Council wins IMPACT Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator Awards
Arizona Thrives has the real potential for real change in collectively securing Arizona’s energy future via the diverse perspectives invited to the decisions table. Working together, Arizona can attract more high-wage jobs, improve air quality, reduce the impact of heat to improve the livability of communities, increase water security, protect Arizona’s natural beauty, and sustain agriculture and energy independence.
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The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, thoroughly vets political candidates and endorses those with proven track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. By donating, you’re taking a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Phoenix ranks No. 7 among U.S. cities with most startups
Startups are a significant driver of the U.S. economy. Each year, thousands of entrepreneurs launch new businesses that create jobs and spur innovation and efficiency across the market. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 420,000 startups accounted for 2.2 million new jobs in 2018. And Metro Phoenix ranks as one of the hottest spots in the country for innovation, ranking No. 7 among U.S. cities with the most startups.
Tech trends continue to shape how we live, work and learn
The pandemic has been a technology accelerator for businesses, municipalities, schools, healthcare and homes. As such, those who provide internet, telephone, security and video services to thousands of Arizona small and regional businesses and more than three million connectivity products within homes across the state have seen a few interesting technology trends that we believe will continue through the rest of 2021.
Tune in Friday, May 28 at 1PM for AZTechCast on Phoenix Business RadioX to hear experts from the Canada Arizona Business Council, Jennings Strouss Law Firm, Thompson Hine LLP and the Arizona Technology Council as they share insight on the USMCA trade agreement and how it can help fulfill Arizona’s destiny as a world-class tech hub. Hosted by Phoenix Business RadioX, this is one podcast you don’t want to miss!
Sponsored by the Arizona Commerce Authority and jdh Insights.
The medtech landscape has evolved and continues to see innovations for remote patient care and monitoring. Many providers are now looking for ways to manage expenses and leverage emerging technologies that can support their operational needs and supporting quality of care. This conference explores the how healthcare providers are evaluating the ROI of innovation, how data is being used to drive decision making, and if the supply chain is healthy enough to support the growth of medical technologies.
Use promo MEDTECH2021 for $10 off registration.
HEALTH PLANS FOR STARTUPS + SMALL BUSINESSES
The Council understands the challenges, barriers and impediments that many startups face. Take advantage of affordable health plans to support your valued employees along their health journey. Learn how your growing startup or small business can benefit from affordable and quality employee benefit plans designed specifically for employers in the tech industry.
It’s never been easier to take advantage of affordable health care plans that can help your growing company attract and retain top talent. When multiple small businesses join together as one association, they can take advantage of affordable health plans to support your valued employees along their health journey.
Learn how your growing startup or small business can benefit from affordable and quality employee benefit plans designed specifically for employers in the tech industry.
Renewable Energy News: May 2021 Round-up
The Arizona Corporation Commission, the state’s energy regulators, find compromise to revive 100% clean-energy requirements; Lucid Motors, Nikola and ElectraMeccanica could help turn Arizona into a major electric vehicle manufacturing hub; battery-cell developer KORE Power names Arizona as a finalist for new lithium-ion battery factory; Arizona utility Salt River Project has committed to cutting its carbon-emissions intensity by 65% by 2035 and 90% by 2050; Nikola Corporation announces collaboration to expedite zero-emission transportation; ElectraMeccanica breaks ground on Mesa manufacturing facility; Arizona State University retains the top U.S. spot for efforts toward UN sustainability goals; Gilbert, Ariz.-based sustainable technology firm Footprint is recognized as one of the country’s top, private-sector sustainability innovators; the Novus Innovation Corridor, a public/private partnership between Arizona State University and developer Catellus Development Corporation, earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold certification recently from the U.S Green Building Council; and more. Read the full report >>
2021 PLATINUM SPONSORS
2021 VISIONARY SPONSORS
AGM Container Controls | Alliance Bank | Arizona Public Service | AudioEye | Blue Canoe Marketing
BlueYonder | cStor | Encora | Involta | Keap | Michael Beach Consulting | MSS Business Transformation Advisory
Pacific Office Automation | Pima Community College | Rincon Research Corporation | Solugenix
Sun Corridor Inc. | University of Arizona Tech Parks | Wallace Plese + Dreher
Visit www.aztechcouncil.org/tech-events to view all of the Council’s upcoming virtual tech networking opportunities, engaging virtual tech events and in-person tech events.