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The Tucson skyline
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Amongst other results, a study conducted by the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship has found that UArizona startups launched from FY2016 through 2018 generated a $585.7M positive economic impact for Arizona. Download and share the infographic. 

Victor Hruby and Hong Hua. Photos: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Victor Hruby and Hong Hua. Photos: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, December 9, 2019

Optical Sciences Professor Hong Hua and Regents Professor Emeritus Victor Hruby are being honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

During the Bridge Builders Unconference, key points of the discussion were recorded in the form of a poster by Phoenix illustrator Taryl Hansen. Photo credit: Tech Launch Arizona

During the Bridge Builders Unconference, key points of the discussion were recorded in the form of a poster by Phoenix illustrator Taryl Hansen. Photo credit: Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

On October 17, TLA and Startup Tucson hosted a unique "unconference" to intentionally strategize a local ecosystem to help UArizona startups. Attendees' ideas were recorded in an original illustration which to will help shape the conversation going forward.

Alexander Alvarez and Sonia Vohnout demonstrate the acoustoelectric cardiac imaging invention. Photo credit: Eddie San Juan/Tech Launch Arizona

Alexander Alvarez and Sonia Vohnout demonstrate the acoustoelectric cardiac imaging invention. Photo credit: Eddie San Juan/Tech Launch Arizona

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Professor of Medical Imaging, Optical Sciences, and Biomedical Engineering Russell Witte has developed a new medical imaging technique for cardiac applications and has worked with TLA to launch startup ElectroSonix to bring the invention to the world.

Honorees James C. Waynt, Fletcher McCusker, Doug Stetson and Louise Hecker. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Honorees James C. Waynt, Fletcher McCusker, Doug Stetson and Louise Hecker. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, November 1, 2019

At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards. Learn more about the event and the honorees. 

Four people standing in a conference room in between sessions, having conversations.

From left: Shane Reiser, Susan Koppy, Gabrielle Morlock and Stephanie Bermudez. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Monday, October 28, 2019

On October 1, TLA held the first "Flourish HERE" Unconference, dedicated to engaging women and allies in STEM fields to forward invention and commercialization at the UA. Check out the video and wrapup.

Shane Reiser in front of bushes.

Shane Reiser. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, October 25, 2019

He brings together startup, corporate and non-profit experience to wrangle TLA's 1,600-person network. Meet Commercialization Network Manager Shane Reiser and newest member of the TLA team. 

Co-inventor Chris Hessenius in the lab. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Co-inventor Chris Hessenius in the lab. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Three companies formed to commercialize inventions developed in the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences have received funding from UAVenture Capital.

An image of woven carbon fiber material
Monday, September 23, 2019

An Arizona professor has has invented a flexible carbon fiber fabric designed to be inserted inside and around a fractured bone. The technology has been licensed to a startup and has already received venture capital funding to take it forward. 

From left: Doug Stetson and Fletcher McCusker at the 2018 TLA I-Square Expo & Awards. Photo credit Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

From left: Doug Stetson and Fletcher McCusker at the 2018 TLA I-Square Expo & Awards. Photo credit Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, September 20, 2019

Fletcher McCusker, champion of UA students, research, innovation and entrepreneurship, will be recognized this fall at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards as the Arizona Technology Council Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year.

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