Honoring Invention, Partnership, and Impact

With our annual I-Squared Awards & Expo, we recognize the top inventors and entrepreneurs dedicated to commercializing inventions stemming from the innovative work of the University of Arizona.

A Welcome from President Robert C. Robbins →

An Introduction from Doug Hockstad and Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell
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Robert C. Robbins

President of the
University of Arizona

Elizabeth Cantwell

Sr. Vice President of
Research & Innovation

Douglas Hockstad

Asst. Vice President of
Tech Launch Arizona

2020 Award Honorees

We cannot fulfill our mission without the commitment of our inventors, our startups, our mentors and our supporters throughout the ecosystem. This year, these are the standouts who are creating great impact and contributing to better tomorrows through their hard work, collaboration and success.

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Virtual Expo: Get to know some UArizona
inventors, inventions and startups.


A new strategy for predictive stroke diagnosis through a personalized, cost-effective technology.

Braindyn Expo Page

Don Gervasio - Fuel Cell

High Temperature Reference Electrodes for High Performing Industrial Applications

Don Gervasio Expo Page


Efficient, cost-effective genetic selection for optimal agricultural production.

Genetirate Expo Page


A new, low-to-no energy input method to convert food waste into livestock and insect feed.

Hexafeast Expo Page


Cutting-edge antenna and sensor technology for autonomous vehicle applications.

LuneWave Expo Page

Michael Johnson - Copper

Research into the antimicrobial properties of copper and its applications.

Expo Page

Paramium Technologies

Opening possibilities in communications and other industries with quickly and accurately fabricated freeform curved metal panels.

Paramium Expo Page


A closed-circuit heliox re-breathing system to help those with COPD, COVID-19 and other pulmonary diseases breath easier.

SaiOx Expo Page


Wearables that seamlessly integrate with the body and operate 24-7 with battery-free technology.

Senphonics Expo Page