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Friday, July 28, 2017

Since TLA started in 2012, we have met or exceeded our goals year over year, and are seeing continued growth in the impact originally envisioned for commercialization at the UA. We did it again in FY2017 thanks to your engagement as inventors, experts, advisors and supporters.

Min Liang, Ph.D., co-inventor, holds the new 3-D printed Luneberg lens. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Min Liang, Ph.D., co-inventor, holds the new 3-D printed Luneberg lens. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a pair of technologies to startup Lunewave, Inc. The company is commercializing the College of Engineering inventions to improve automotive radar systems with inexpensive, high-performing 3D printed Luneburg lenses.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

The University of Arizona has licensed a UA-invented small animal cage divider design to startup Helm Technologies. The patented design, which emulates natural burrow-like environments, has been shown to reduce aggression, thus improving animal welfare. 

The FishTail Technologies team, from left to right: Adam Brokamp, Garrett Flora, David Baty, Alex Angeles, Mark Felix, Jayaram Timsina, and Mark Bryant. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

The FishTail Technologies team, from left to right: Adam Brokamp, Garrett Flora, David Baty, Alex Angeles, Mark Felix, Jayaram Timsina, and Mark Bryant. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The UA has licensed a tool to integrate student information and learning management systems to startup FishTail Technologies. The software resulted from a collaborative effort between the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment and University Information Technology Services.

A server room at a large data center, which uses the solid state drives that are the target for Codelucida's technology. Photo courtesy of Bane Vasic.

A server room at a large data center, which uses the solid state drives that are the target for Codelucida's technology. Photo courtesy of Bane Vasic.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Startup Codelucida, cofounded by a UA College of Engineering professor and graduate student, has won a $250,000 Arizona Innovation Challenge grant for spring 2017.

BizTucson Special Report 2017: Hotbed of Innovation
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The BizTucson Summer 2017 Special Report on Tech Launch Arizona and Tech Parks Arizona is out, offering a comprehensive look at the workings and growing impact of the ecosystem of invention and commercialization. Read and share it here.

A scene from one of the scenarios in the Desert Saber program. Credit: Leonard Brown.

A scene from one of the scenarios in the Desert Saber program. Credit: Leonard Brown.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The UA has licensed a training program for the mining industry developed at the Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources to startup Desert Saber. The software immerses learners in stressful, real-world situations that miners hope to never encounter on the job.

A drawing from a US patent application, which describes a "method of manufacturing large dish reflectors for a solar concentrator apparatus," invented at the UA by Roger Angel and Blain Olbert, filed May 8, 2009. Image source: Google Patents.

A drawing from a US patent application, which describes a "method of manufacturing large dish reflectors for a solar concentrator apparatus," invented at the UA by Roger Angel and Blain Olbert, filed May 8, 2009. Image source: Google Patents.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Last year the University of Arizona brought over 250 inventions to Tech Launch Arizona. Where do all those inventions come from? And why is the activity of UA inventors so important to the University? 

Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Richard Austin delivers the pitch for Reglagene, based on technology developed in the lab of Laurence Hurley. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, May 4, 2017

On May 3, four startups founded on inventions based on University of Arizona research made their pitches at an accelerator in one of the nation’s epicenters for technology and entrepreneurship: Silicon Valley.

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Rajesh Khanna, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, delivers his pitch for Regulonix and the small molecule inhibitors for chronic pain the company is working to bring to market. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

On April 18, 2017, Tech Launch Arizona held its fourth annual awards event. The I-Squared Expo & Awards honors those whose work directly affects the quality of life for Tucson, Arizona and the world through research, collaboration and technology commercialization. 

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