Why Disclose Inventions?

Through your research, you develop knowledge that can change the world. 

Have you discussed your research with Tech Launch Arizona? By reporting inventions and just talking through your work with a TLA Licensing Manager, you have the opportunity to:

  • Increase funding for your lab, department and college
  • Qualify for industry and federal grants, such as SBIR funds
  • Make your research more attractive for future funding

Most importantly, you can increase your impact and contribute to making a better world.

Contact a TLA Licensing Manager to open a conversation. With experts, services and funding, we're here to help. 

"Why is it essential for UA faculty and researchers to talk to TLA about their research and inventions?"

We asked faculty members across campus this question. The answers we got were truly inspiring. Are you ready to start a conversation about increasing the impact of your research with a TLA Licensing Manager? Visit our Licensing Team and connect with us. 

Parker Antin, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension; Associate Dean, Research; PI and Project Director, CyVerse; Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Dong-Chul "Jeff" Pyun, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Science and BIO5 Institute, Sr. Member of the National Academy of Inventors

Nathan Cherrington, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies; Director of the Southwest Environmental Health Science Center; Director of the Center for Toxicology; Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Pharmacy


Nasser Peyghambarian, Ph.D., Professor of Optical Sciences and Materials Engineering, College of Optical Sciences, National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Roberta Díaz Brinton, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Innovation in Brain Science, UA Health Sciences

Kathleen Melde, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering