TLA Mentors-in-Residence Mike Sember (left) and Bruce Burgess (right) join in the weekly "round table" discussion of new UA technologies and the opportunities they bring. (Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Monday, March 21, 2016

It takes years of experience to gain the know-how to successfully get a high-tech company off the ground. With its Mentors-in-Residence program, TLA is bringing in proven experts to help start the newest high-tech UA startups on the path to success. 

UA Startup Metropia to Help Tucson Festival of Books Attendees Arrive & Park
Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Started one year ago, UA startup Metropia will be working with the Tucson Festival of Books to help alleviate traffic congestion and help attendees get to and from their destinations.

Principal Research Specialist Hassan Elsentriecy, Ph.D., and Engineering Professor Dominic Gervasio Ph.D., with their electrode apparatus.
Monday, February 29, 2016

A team of inventors from the UA College of Engineering have developed and are commercilizing a new breed of sensor – a reference electrode – designed to work in ultra-high temperature environments, from metal and oil refining to solar energy.

Eric Smith, TLA Commercialization Network Manager. Photo credit: Jacob Chinn
Monday, February 29, 2016

As the newest member of the TLA Business Development team, Eric Smith works with the office's Licensing Manager and Business Intelligence groups to manage and expand TLA's 1,400-member expert network, and implement strategies to leverage the collective knowledge of that network to more effectively commercialize technologies invented at the UA. 

Native copper prior to being processed. Image credit: Wikimedia.
Monday, February 22, 2016

UA Engineering Professor Dominic Gervasio, Ph.D., and Principal Research Specialist Hassan Elsentriecy, Ph.D., invented and are commercializing a toxin-free method using high-temperature molten salts to extract copper from raw ore. 

Joann MacMaster, director of business development, discusses opportunities at a TLA meetup. Photo credit: Tech Launch Arizona
Friday, January 22, 2016

Sherry Hoskinson has retired, leaving an impactful legacy of work at TLA. With her departure, TLA is implementing changes – primarily in the business development area – which she led and built over the past three years.

Clouds appearing over the Meinel Optical Sciences Building Photo credit: Jessie Marman/Tech Launch Arizona.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Tech launch Arizona has been selected as an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site. This puts the UA among a prestigious group of institutions that includes the likes of Purdue University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University and others.

UA Computer Science Startup Wins $150K SBIR Grant
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The NSF has awarded UA startup Dataware Ventures, LLC, almost $150,000 for the development of “software analysis tools for field specialization of database management systems.” 

Title graphic from "Raptor! Kings of the Sky," produced by Arizona Public Media (Image credit: Arizona Public Media)
Monday, December 21, 2015
Read how TLA helped American Public Media license an AZPM-produced documentary from the University of Arizona, “Raptors! Kings of the Sky.” 
Dr. James Wyant and Dr. Marvin J. Slepian (Photos courtesy of Dr. James Wyant and Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona, respectively)
Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Accomplished UA inventors and entrepreneurs Dr. Marvin J. Slepian of the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering, and Dr. James Wyant of the College of Optical Sciences have been elected as 2015 Fellows NIA.