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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.