Viavi Solutions boosts Arizona economy with opening of optical production facility and new headquarters; Apple to buy chips from TSMC semiconductor plant; Phantom Space heralds milestone with successful rocket engine test; Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce announces 2023 inductees for 28th annual Scottsdale History Hall of Fame; November 2022 episode of AZTechCast focuses on doing business with the public sector and features speakers from the Arizona Department of Administration; Google Cloud and Traversant Group; The PMO Squad earns Platinum Medallion from U.S. Department of Labor; 15 unique resume skills to stand out in a sea of candidates according to BestCompanies AZ; Axon stock surges after company reports Q3 revenue gains; TSMC could be planning another $12B investment in Phoenix; Arizona allocates $100 million to Arizona Commerce Authority to boost semiconductor industry in state; Terkel shares 10 reasons why e-waste recycling is important; how Grand Canyon University keeps its curriculum updated to meet the needs of today’s workforce; Qwick unveils all-new brand celebrating the hospitality industry; Digital Air Strike awarded and speaking at two industry events showcasing CX tech that solves top automotive challenges; Sprouts partners with DoorDash for grocery delivery; second annual Avnet Insights survey finds that chip shortage underscores opportunity to strengthen strategic relationships; Per Scholas expands to Phoenix to offer free tech training for high-growth IT positions; Waymo and Sky Harbor partner to offer ‘ride-hail’ service to downtown Phoenix; Quarles & Brady names new managing partner for Phoenix office; Honeywell Aerospace providing component for B-52 bomber’s upgrade; Intel‘s Mobileye jumps nearly 38% after target-topping IPO; and October 2022 episode of AZTechCast focuses on Arizona’s contributions to the James Webb Telescope and features speakers from 4D Technology, the University of Arizona’s Astronomy Department and Viavi Solutions. Read the complete update >>
Join the AZTC and the ACA for an SBIR Lunch + Learn tomorrow, November 30 to learn about federal funding opportunities.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs are highly competitive awards that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in federal research/research and development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive and nondilutive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
Learn how to stay cyber-resilient at the 2022 Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum on Wednesday, December 7.
Spend the morning of Wednesday, December 7 with the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance (ACTRA) for the 7th annual Cybersecurity Breakfast Forum at Venue 8600 in Scottsdale. You’ll hear from speakers at Intel, Arizona State University, Nikola Motor Company, IBM Federal, the City of Chandler, Zerto, La Jolla Logical and other organizations that will share practical tips for responding to today’s hostile cyber environment.
Nov. 10 Arizona Electrification Summit convened energy leaders, highlights new federal grants and tax incentives
AZ energy stakeholders convened on Nov. 10 at the AZ Electrification Summit to advance electrification measures that save consumers money, reduce emissions and improve the electric grid.
My View: Policymakers set pace for innovators, and us, to keep water in our future
Find out why Council President + CEO Steven G. Zylstra believes that public policy and technology play a pivotal role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of our water sources.
Arizona companies, tech leaders, educators and students honored at 2022 GCOI
The Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced individual winners and company award finalists for the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation on stage on November 8. Find out who won big.
Inflation Reduction Act: Key takeaways for our transition to clean energy
Flip to pages 56-57 of the October 2022 issue of Green Living Magazine to learn about the Inflation Reduction Act’s key benefits for residential and commercial housing, the buildings sector, small businesses and solar.
Meet Darryle Emerson, AZTC’s director of programs + events
This Native American Heritage Month, meet Darryle Emerson, the Council’s director of programs and events. He encourages everyone that reads his blog post to find and support at least one indigenous business for their holiday gift shopping.
The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, vets political candidates and endorses those with track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. Support the PAC to take a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Blue Canoe Marketing helps companies in science, technology and engineering produce marketing strategies and materials to be successful in their markets. Their aim is to be a trusted and valuable extension of your marketing team so your team can get more done.
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The holiday season is finally here! Get in the holiday spirit at AZTC’s Tech the Halls holiday mixer on Thursday, December 8.
Join the Council and the Arizona Historical Society at the Arizona Heritage Center on Thursday, December 8 from 5-7pm for an unforgettable tech holiday mixer sponsored by our friends at Ballard Spahr. Break out your best holiday sweater, open a fruitcake and join us on December 8 to kick off the holiday season!
The future of solar is bright. Sign up for AZTC’s virtual event on December 13 to learn about photovoltaic panel manufacturing.
At this virtual event, a panel of experts from Bosch Rexroth, Tucson Electric Power, Bent River Machine and HALEE Solar will discuss the trends and innovations in photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturing and dive into the Inflation Reduction Act to learn about the policy shaping future opportunities. Don’t miss out!
Are you ready for the 2023 Phoenix Golf Tournament at The Legacy Golf Club on Wednesday, January 18?
Join the business and technology community at The Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix for the Arizona Technology Council’s 13th annual Phoenix Golf Tournament on Wednesday, January 18. This scramble format tournament brings industry leaders and technologists together for a day of networking and sportsmanship.
AZ Corporation Commission approves changes to plan to expand wind power in Arizona; Arizona plans to give millions to ASU for water innovation, research; Lucid delivers first of its lower-priced Touring EVs; Nikola partners to accelerate charging infrastructure solutions; ASU leads $25M project to develop climate and environmental laboratory; Nov. 10 Arizona Electrification Summit convened energy leaders, highlighted new federal grants and tax incentives; EV fleet service provider signs purchase order for 100 zero-emission Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks; Chairwoman Lea Márquez Peterson proposes that APS partner with local startups and entrepreneurs to promote venture capital and innovation in Arizona energy industry; SRP honors Valley businesses for outstanding efforts in energy efficiency and being green leaders; EV carbon footprint will decrease over time, report says; driving an electric vehicle doesn’t need to cause range anxiety; Lucid enhances ownership experience with official line of Lucid vehicle accessories; SRP signs deal for two more battery storage stations to handle peak power demand; eight Arizona school districts get federal funding for electric school buses; Lectric eBikes announces new XP 3.0 model, next step in becoming greatest urban transportation solution; My View: Arizona policymakers set pace for innovators – and us – to keep water in our future; Cordia launches as new energy solutions provider dedicated to sustainability; and Phoenix private sector leads effort to build electric charging stations. Read the full report >>
P.S. CLICK HERE to learn more about the federal energy and climate-related grants and opportunities available to the private sector in Arizona from now through January 31, 2023 as part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.
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