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Sahand Sabet, Ph.D., who was working towards his degree in engineering, has developed a new drone that can transition between flying through the air and rolling on the ground, giving it not only unmatched mobility in confined spaces, but also durability and efficiency. With his colleagues, they have launched a startup to bring the technology to the world.
Manisha Narasimhan’s resume tells the story of a young woman driven to succeed. As the newest Mentor-in-Residence with Tech Launch Arizona, Narasimhan works with University of Arizona startup teams working to bring UArizona inventions from the lab to the marketplace.
Entrepreneurial UArizona researchers have made a significant breakthrough on a safe and effective non-opioid pain reliever. The prestigious medical journal, Science Transitional Medicine, published the results of this breakthrough study in its November 2021 issue, representing a leap forward for the team's startup, Regulonix.
Neuro-ID, a startup commercializing technology developed at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, has raised $35 million in Series B funding. The company was founded based on inventions stemming from research done by Joseph Valacich, professor of management information systems, and his former Ph.D. student Jeff Jenkins, now an associate professor of information systems at Bringham Young University.
Want to spend a summer working for a UArizona startup? Through a new internship offered through Tech Launch Arizona, students do just that, gaining real-world entrepreneurial experiences while contributing their skills to fast-moving, high-tech teams.
The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority honored optical sciences professor Jim Schwiegerling with two awards: Inventor of the Year on October 6 in Tucson at the Southern AZ Tech + Business Expo, and Innovator of the Year - Academia on October 13 at the Governor's Celebration of Innovation in Phoenix.
Tech Launch Arizona has kicked off a new UArizona program to recognize inventors who are named on issued patents. “The goal is to recognize the contributions of each inventor,” said TLA Assistant Vice President Doug Hockstad, “as well as elevate the visibility of patents and the impact of commercialization throughout our campus community.”
On September 28, 2021, Tech Launch Arizona hosted its eighth annual I-Squared Awards and Expo event. Along with honoring the top inventors and entrepreneurs dedicated to commercializing UArizona inventions, the evening included an expo of innovations and startups hosted by entrepreneurial, innovative UArizona teams.
wall-EIFS, a robotically applied, 3D-sprayable exterior insulation and finish system for building envelope retrofits, is one of 10 finalist prize winners of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Envelope Retrofit Opportunities for Building Optimization Technologies Prize, or E-ROBOT Prize. Each finalist team is awarded $200,000.
Born in Cumaná, Venezuela, Edmundo “Eddie” Hernandez came to the United States when he was four years old. Today, he has joined TLA as our latest Entrepreneurial Fellow, working with startup teams to help them move towards a successful launch.