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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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Latest Activity

  • UA Traffic Congestion App Receives Patent

    An invention created by University of Arizona Civil Engineering associate professor, Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, has received a patent for the “Active traffic and demand management system” he invented to increase the efficiency of existing transportation systems while at the same time easing traffic congestion.
  • A Revolutionary Eco-friendly Substitute for Cement

    David Stone, Ph.D., won a student innovation competition with the invention of an eco-friendly substitute for cement. Today, that invention has been patented and is the basis for his new startup, Iron Shell, LLC.