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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Grafted Growers, which had its start in the UA's McGuire Program for Entrepreneurship, has been recognized for its use of innovative methods and equipment for planting, growing and harvesting food crops.

The I-Squared Awards allow TLA to recognize the partnership and collaboration of people and organizations both inside and outside the university who are helping to forward the TLA mission of driving economic and social impact through commercialization.
Friday, May 1, 2015

On April 30, TLA held its second annual awards event to honor those whose work directly affects the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world through research, collaboration and innovation -- key elements in the University’s land-grant mission and Never Settle strategic plan.

Campylobacter, image courtesy of Anivax.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Campylobacter jejuni infection causes 1.3 million illnesses and generates over $1B in healthcare costs in the U.S. each year. Tucson company Anivax has now licensed a revolutionary Campylobacter food safety vaccine collaboratively developed at the UA and ASU to address the problem.

Marie Thursby from Georgia Tech helps lead the discussion to advance the field of technology commercialization.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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.

Tesla Parked at the Launch Event for UA-born Traffic App Powered by Stakeholder Ecosystem
Thursday, March 19, 2015

An innovative app that incentivizes commuters to change their driving habits for improved regional traffic has officially hit the streets of Tucson.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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.

The invention, called “Hexocover,” consists of floating hexagonal plastic panels that sandwich 4-inch balls that link together to form a cover to prevent evaporation.
Thursday, January 22, 2015

“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.

Marvin Slepian, MD, head of ACABI, is a cardiologist with the UA Sarver Heart Center, an experienced biomedical innovator, and successful entrepreneur.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

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.

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