This week Tech Launch Arizona took the lead and hosted a conference of experts in technology commercialization from across the country. "Commercialization by Design" drew the brightest minds in the field to share best practices at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth.
An innovative app that incentivizes commuters to change their driving habits for improved regional traffic has officially hit the streets of Tucson.
UA startup company GlycoSurf has finalized an exclusive license agreement for a novel method for chemically synthesizing environmentally-friendly biosurfactants. These non-toxic, sugar-based chemicals are used in cosmetics and personal care products, as well as in oil spill cleanups. With new CEO Chett Boxley in place, the company stands ready to enter the marketplace.
The University of Arizona has joined a number of top universities collaborating with Google/Motorola Mobility’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group through a unique agreement.
“Hexocover,” developed by Moe Momayez, Ph.D., in the Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, consists of hexagonal panels that float on bodies of water like mining tailings ponds. The panels minimize water evaporation, and with added solar panels, simultaneously generate electricity.
The University of Arizona has announced the creation of a center focused on accelerating the development and commercialization of translational biomedical technologies. At the Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation, ACABI, investigators can work with other experienced innovators to flesh out ideas, consider next steps in technology development, and access resources to move those ideas forward.
What are the ingredients for a successful university startup? When starting a new company like those based on research at the University of Arizona, TLA understands that startups require a number of unique elements for success, such as great marketable ideas and great leadership.
An invention created by University of Arizona Civil Engineering associate professor, Dr. Yi-Chang Chiu, has received a patent for the “Active traffic and demand management system” he invented to increase the efficiency of existing transportation systems while at the same time easing traffic congestion.
David Stone, Ph.D., won a student innovation competition with the invention of an eco-friendly substitute for cement. Today, that invention has been patented and is the basis for his new startup, Iron Shell, LLC.