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Dr. Brendan Frett in a lab at the Arizona Center for Innovation at the UA Tech Park. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Monday, October 24, 2016

UA researchers, in collaboration with the University of California San Francisco, have developed a new treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. The team has formed a startup – Promutech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – to further develop and commercialize the treatment.

Ted Kraus, Investment Director at TechCode and UA alum, joins in the discussion at a luncheon for TLA Commercialization Partners. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The UA, through TLA, has partnered with TechCode, a global network of startup incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystems. TechCode will provide networking resources to increase the reach and effectiveness of TLA’s technology innovations and startups.

Correction to FY2016 Metrics
Thursday, October 6, 2016

UPDATE: This year, we initially reported our results on August 30. Regrettably, on September 30, we discovered that two FY2016 agreements were misclassified in our system. We've since updated our process and documents.

UA Licenses Collaborative Consumption Technology to Tucson Startup (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Friday, September 23, 2016

Anita Bhappu, Ph.D., focuses her scholarship on digital retailing, services delivery, workplace diversity and sustainability. Her research has given rise to a new method for engaging employees in the Millennial workplace, which the UA has spun out into a startup, Sharing Tribes.

Broader & Deeper: FY 2016 Annual Report, Now Available
Friday, September 9, 2016

Last year, we described how we are connecting people, resources and ideas to build a new kind of commercialization ecosystem. This year, we have broadened our work and deepened our reach, resulting in TLA's third year running of record results for the UA.

Director of Business Development Joann MacMaster and Mentor-in-Residence Steven Wood. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona
Thursday, September 8, 2016

To address the growing number of inventions TLA evaluates for commercialization and help startups develop high-quality strategies and teams, the office has hired entrepreneur and executive Steven Wood for its Mentors-in-Residence team.

In 3 Words: What Does Tech Transfer Mean to YOU?
Monday, August 29, 2016

Join the team from Tech Launch Arizona as they share all their great answers to this question — in just three words (more or less).

The Filmstacker development team (left to right): web developer and framework architect J.D. Gibbs, graphic designer and web developer Craig Boesewetter, visual designer Kimberly Daly (on screen), web developer and business manager Matt Rahr, and video coordinator Cody Sheehy – all current or former members of the CALS Communications and Cyber Technologies team. Photo courtesy of Cody Sheehy.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The UA has licensed a new social media and video platform called Filmstacker to its namesake startup company. Developed by the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences media team, the system allows users to create, share and discuss online mini-documentaries. 

Often, great inventions start is ideas noted in University researchers' lab notebooks. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Monday, August 1, 2016

As of June 30, 2016, TLA completed its third full year of operation, again surpassing all of its established performance metrics.Tech Parks Arizona, a component of TLA, finished the year with record accomplishments, as well. Story and video. >>

The Scholarship Universe Team, from left to right: Ken Downs, Program Manager; Emily Romero, ’16; Rafael Garcia, Student - Researcher/Developer; don-E Merson, Applications Systems Analyst/Developer, Principal/Architect; Sachin N. Nalavattanon, ’14. (Image courtesy of UA Student Affairs.)
Thursday, July 21, 2016

In 2009, the UA undertook the creation of an online service to help match students with scholarships. Today, that web-based technology – called Scholarship Universe – has been licensed to Phoenix company CampusLogic.

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