One year ago, through Tech Launch Arizona, the UA became an NSF I-Corps site. In the program’s first year 30 teams of inventors and scientists hit the ground running towards discovering how their inventions could create social and economic impact.
Inventor Jinhong Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of mining and geological engineering in the University of Arizona’s College of Engineering, has developed a new substitute for concrete that startup Acrete is bringing to the marketplace.
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Global Advantage provides access to major markets in the U.S. and North America: California including Los Angeles and San Diego to the west; the Sun Corridor including Phoenix; and the intermountain west including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Denver to the north; Texas including Dallas, Houston and San Antonio to the east; and northwest Mexico to the south.
The Arizona-Sonora region is located in a major trade corridor that reaches fifty-five million customers in the United States and Mexico within a 1,000-mile radius. A robust integrated multimodal transportation system of air, rail and roads connects all points.
The UA Tech Park brings together technology businesses and startups, linking university research to the market. Now, the Tech Park is transforming itself into a prime location to access the rest of the world.
University of Arizona startup that is commercializing error-correction technology for data storage and communications, has reported that it has raised approximately $700,000 in a round of angel investment funding.
Between 2013 and July 2016, TLA provided almost $2.2 million in Asset Development funding to prepare 82 early-stage technologies for licensing. So far in FY 2017, we have provided funds for seven projects and expect to award an additional four or five by the end of June.
The University of Arizona has licensed a new tunable laser technology invented in the College of Optical Sciences to startup TPhotonics, Inc. The technology allows for devices that can produce a beam and tweak its wavelength on-the-fly.
In recognition of his prolific work as an impactful innovator and educator, optical sciences professor Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D. has been elected as a 2017 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Read more. >
What do you need for a successful commercialization ecosystem? First, you need great inventions, such as those stemming from UA research. But just as important, you need great, experienced, committed people – lots of them – to provide the right expertise at the right time.
From left to right: Doug Hockstad, TLA sr. director of technology transfer; David Allen, Ph.D., vice president of TLA; Kwansun Ahn, M.B.A., Anivive CEO; Dylan Balsz, Anivive co-founder; Codey Arbuckle, Ph.D., Anivive director of engineering; Warren Rickard, Anivive co-founder; and Paul Eynott, Ph.D., TLA sr. licensing manager. Photo credit: Taylor Hudson/Tech Launch Arizona
The University of Arizona has exclusively licensed the rights to a novel kinase inhibitor, which is efficacious for the treatment of a variety of solid tumors in canines, to Anivive Lifesciences.
At the Get Started Tucson business pitch competition, judges selected just eight teams out of a pool of 69 applicant companies to pitch at the Tucson version of ABC’s Shark Tank. Of those, two were companies working to commercialize technologies invented at the UA.