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Tom Koch (left) and Harrison Barrett (right). Photos: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona (Koch) and Ameé Hennig (Barrett)

Tom Koch (left) and Harrison Barrett (right). Photos: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona (Koch) and Ameé Hennig (Barrett)

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Dr. Thomas Koch and Dr. Harrison Barrett are being honored as National Academy of Inventors Fellows, which is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.

Laurence Hurley, PhD, Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UA College of Pharmacy, was honored as Innovator of the Year - Academia. Photo credit: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona

Laurence Hurley, PhD, Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the UA College of Pharmacy, was honored as Innovator of the Year - Academia. Photo credit: Alison Mairena/Tech Launch Arizona

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

At the 2018 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in Phoenix, this year’s finalists included three impactful University of Arizona-associated companies and inventors, two of which went on to be selected as winners.

Annual report collage of photos of inventors and community members
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Download the FY2018 Annual Report and review our progress against our vision and goals, and learn more about how the culture of commercialization is growing throughout the University of Arizona ecosystem.

Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Scott Brill, CEO of Language Canvas and former research engineer with the UA Critical Languages Program. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, October 26, 2018

From Kazakh to Kurmanji Kurdish, Language Canvas is making UA-developed learning programs for less commonly taught languages available to people everywhere. 

Inventor Benjamin Renguist, PhD, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Benjamin Renguist, PhD, inventor of the animal growth assay, in his lab at the UA Agricultural Center. Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Friday, September 21, 2018

How can farmers of aquatic animals quickly select the best stocks for breeding? Benjamin Renquist, PhD, answered this challenge by inventing an assay that works for fish, mollusks and crustaceans alike. The technology has been licensed to startup GenetiRate. 

This is a photo of a sunset over Monument Valley with the White Hat Investors logo.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

On October 3 and 4, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona, White Hat Investors will be holding its annual luncheon. Of the 32 companies who will be presenting during the two-day event, five are UA startups.

Bruce A. Wright, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona

Bruce A. Wright, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

After thirty-two years of working for the University of Arizona, Associate Vice President Bruce A. Wright, who brought a new tech-based vision for the economy to the University and our community is retiring from Tech Parks Arizona. 

Jay Nunamaker, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Soldwedel Professor in the UA Eller College of Management, developed the AVATAR system (right) with graduate students to make border crossings both more secure and more efficient. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Jay Nunamaker, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Soldwedel Professor in the UA Eller College of Management, developed the AVATAR system (right) with graduate students to make border crossings both more secure and more efficient. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

UA inventors have developed a system that interviews border crossers, monitors thousands of signals from the voice, body and eyes, and alerts agents when it detects deception. Meet the AVATAR, now licensed to Discern Science International, Inc. 

The Tech Launch Arizona team, pictured here, reports another great year of engagement, innovation and impact for FY2018.

The Tech Launch Arizona team, pictured here, reports another great year of engagement, innovation and impact for FY2018.

Friday, July 27, 2018

For FY2018, the UA has again met or surpassed performance expectations for technology commercialization as TLA continues to bring University inventions from the lab to the world for social and economic benefit. Now, it's time to look forward.

Right: Fletcher McCusker speaks at the 2018 Tech Launch Arizona I-Squared Awards, where he was honored with the award for Ecosystem Impact. Left: TLA Assistant Vice President Doug Hockstad. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Right: Fletcher McCusker speaks at the 2018 Tech Launch Arizona I-Squared Awards, where he was honored with the award for Ecosystem Impact. Left: TLA Assistant Vice President Doug Hockstad. Photo credit: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tucson's newest early-stage capital fund, UA Venture Capital Fund LLC, has announced that it's first investments will be in three UA-connected companies: startups Codelucida, Regulonix and Post.Bid.Ship. 

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