Made It Happen: Lunch with Inventors of Inflatable CubeSat Antenna

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00

Interested in how the UA identifies inventions stemming from research and then brings those inventions from the lab to the world?

As a UA faculty member, researcher or staff member, you’re invited to this opportunity to have lunch and engage with UA researchers/inventors who have successfully been through the commercialization process with Tech Launch Arizona.

At this one-hour lunch meeting, we’ll talk with Chris Walker, PhD, professor of astronomy, who will give an overview of his research and how it has given rise to inflatable spherical reflectors for satellite communications and a remote sensing system that he and a startup team are bringing to market. You’ll also learn about services TLA provides FOR FREE, including:

  • Help and guidance filing invention reports (as required by many research contracts)
  • Help researching and filing patents
  • Assistance with managing research contracts
  • Asset development funding to make early-stage inventions ready for licensing
  • NSF I-Corps program to help discover the market potential for your invention
  • Services to help you take your technology all the way through licensing to an existing company OR to a whole new startup company

Join us, learn about the process from those who’ve lived it, and get your questions answered.

This event is geared specifically toward faculty, researchers and graduate students.

A light lunch will be provided for all who register in advance, so please RSVP by 9:00 AM on Monday, February 26.

If you have questions, please contact Linda Portillo,


Event Contacts: 
Linda Portillo
Executive Assistant

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