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The University of Arizona is a leading public research university of the 21st century, with regional roots and global impact. Here, we collaborate to learn, create knowledge and innovate. This is a place of boundless possibilities. The UA created Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) to move inventions, technologies and intellectual property from the laboratory out into the marketplace. We bring together the faculty and researchers of the UA with the business community to maximize the impact of our research and innovation efforts, as well as to optimize the benefits gained from our tech parks resources. Learn more.

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  • UA Invention Offers Environmental Impact, Water...

    “Hexocover,” developed by Moe Momayez, Ph.D., in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, consists of hexagonal panels that float on bodies of water like mining tailings ponds. The panels minimize water evaporation, and with added solar panels, simultaneously generate electricity.
  • UA Innovation Hub Headed by Slepian to Accelerate...

    The University of Arizona has announced the creation of a center focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of translational biomedical technologies. At the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation, ACABI, investigators can work with other experienced innovators to flesh out ideas, consider next steps in technology development, and access resources to move those ideas forward.