Awards & Honors

Recognizing UArizona researchers and business leaders for excellence

The University of Arizona continues to be a hotspot for innovation, largely due to its world-class staff and researchers. Our talented pool of innovators and business leaders works to ensure that inventors and groundbreaking discoveries have every opportunity to generate positive impact.

Wilma WIldcat poses with the 2022 I-Squared awards, ready to be handed out to the recipients.

I-Squared Awards for Invention and Impact

Each year, TLA gives these awards to the key members of our ecosystem – from inventors to partners to collaborators – in recognition of their commitment and contributions to our mission of creating impact from UArizona innovation.

Read about the honorees from our 8th annual I-Squared event in September 2023.

Take a look back and see who we have honored throughout TLA's history.

Old Main building, University of Arizona

University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards

The University of Arizona is committed to promoting the translation of research to the public for the benefit of society. The University Distinguished and Early Career Innovation & Entrepreneurship Awards were created in 2021 to honor those who have demonstrated significant involvement in expanding the impact of research to the public good through innovation and commercialization. 

Read more about the awards on the Faculty Affairs website.

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation

Hosted by the Arizona Technology Council in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards provide an opportunity for our regional technology ecosystem to come together and recognize the incredible talent we have in Arizona.

National Academy of Inventors

Through its Fellows and Senior Members Programs, the NAI brings a national spotlight to those academic inventors who have demonstrated success in patents, licensing and commercialization for a positive impact on society.

AZBio Awards

Hosted by the Arizona Bioscience Industry Association (AZBio) the AZBio Awards Ceremony celebrates Arizona's leading educators, innovators, and companies.