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Through a challenge organized in collaboration with Arizona FORGE, Tech Launch Arizona is funding the development of five winning software projects aiming to make a real societal impact. Learn all about the teams and their proposals.
Since 2013 and the creation of TLA, the university has been growing its impact by licensing inventions to companies. Most often, a company takes an exclusive license so the resulting product is uniquely theirs in the marketplace. But sometimes the best path for an invention is to license it over and over again to as many entities as possible, and the impact can be immense.
UArizona researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the BIO Instutute have developed a harmless bacteria strain to battle bad breath in our furry friends. University startup uPetsia has licensed the invention to develop it and take it to the marketplace.
Of the four companies who made it to the finals of IdeaFunding 2021, three are startups that were founded to commercialize University of Arizona inventions – a visible and measurable indication that the university entrepreneurial ecosystem is effectively connecting research, innovation and impact to launch the university’s most promising inventions.
In honor of Women's History Month, TLA is excited to introduce you to three of our amazing women inventors, all accomplished researchers, mentors, teachers, and champions of innovation. Get to know them, find inspiration in their words and share their stories!
While the new Tech Launch Arizona Manager of Intellectual Property has spent most of his years enjoying the SoCal life, Jonathan Ibasco brings a world of experience to bear on the task of managing the intellectual property of a vast enterprise focused on innovation.
Invented in the College of Agriculture & LIfe Sciences and the BIO5 Institute, the Air Accordion Photobioreactor produces low-cost, large-scale and environmentally sustainable microalgae products used to create vaccines and health supplements like omega-3 fatty acids. Meet UArizona startup AlgeaCell.
On this episode of Tech Transfer IP, the host interviews Rakhi Gibbons, the Director of Licensing for Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona. Hear about Rakhi and the history, vision and growing successes of TLA.
Botanisol Analytics and Scintillation Nanotechnologies – both founded to commercialize UArizona inventions – have been accepted into the 2021 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. Each will receive $30,000 in funding through a nonprofit partner, a customized learning plan, and connections with the state’s bioscience leaders in business, research, and policy.
In this podcast Theirry Heles of Global University Venturing interviewed Doug Hockstad, assistant vice-president of Tech Launch Arizona. How has the office has helped drive innovation? How TLA is working to increase diversity? Listen now.