In January 2016, Tech Launch Arizona was selected as an NSF Innovation Corps (I-Corps) site, putting the UA among a prestigious group of institutions that include Purdue University, MIT, Carnegie-Mellon University and others.
Read the news:
- UA, Tech Launch Arizona Designated as NSF Innovation Corps Site, 1/19/16
- Successful First Year Paves Way for Next Round of NSF I-Corps Teams, 2/23/17
Check out this video, where Bonnie Hurwitz, Ph.D., and George Watts, Ph.D., describes their experience with TLA and the NSF I-Corps program.
The I-Corps designation will make a great contribution to the strategic growth and further diversification of the commercialization culture at UA. It is a direct result and reflection of the University’s focus on innovation via the Never Settle strategic and academic plan put forth by UA President Ann Weaver Hart, as well as the demonstrated effectiveness of Tech Launch Arizona, the office of the University that commercializes the inventions stemming from research.
If at any time you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
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