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This summer a team from the University of Arizona visited Seattle to host an event called “Northwest Meets Southwest”, an evening of networking and presentations by University leaders.
The University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer is very pleased to announce the addition of Rakhi Gibbons as the Assistant Director for Biomedical and Life Sciences Licensing. This key position will help to grow technology development and commercialization in the University’s strong Biomedical and Life Sciences programs.
UA investigators with inventions that are beyond eligibility for basic lab/research support, but are not yet developed enough to attract outside funding, have two new options to move their IP closer to market. Tech Launch Arizona makes both the Proof of Concept and Commercial Feasibility Study funds available on a year round basis to qualified technology opportunities. In both cases, UA investigators should contact their License Technology Manager to determine appropriateness and initiate proposals.
Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is working to build a culture of technology commercialization at the University of Arizona. As part of this mission, TLA is developing a set of clinics focused on technology commercialization, University policies and TLA services. These clinics are targeted toward UA researchers (faculty, staff, students, post-docs). Please help us to tailor the clinics by completing this survey.
The Office Of Technology Transfer is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Bob Sleeper. Sleeper started as the embedded Licensing Manager for the College of Engineering within the Office of Technology Transfer on June 24, 2013. The Office of Technology Transfer helps to accomplish the broader University of Arizona mission by providing a variety of services to faculty that both protects intellectual property whilst sharing important knowledge and discoveries with the world through technology commercialization.
The City of Tucson and the University of Arizona’s Tech Launch Arizona have formed a Commercialization Network Alliance to nurture technology based start-up companies in Tucson. A primary focus of the new Alliance is for the City and the University to collaborate on activities that identify, harness and include Tucson’s most entrepreneurial citizens in the development of start-up companies based upon technologies created by UA faculty and students.
Tech Launch Arizona is reaching out into the community this summer. We have our After5 Mixer, upcoming news about our partnership with the City and this week's Accelerator Summit.
Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is pleased to announce the continuation of its capacity building with key staff additions in the revitalization of technology commercialization at the University of Arizona. TLA is a growing organization with substantial responsibilities and authority to effectively commercialize UA technology.
Representative of the University of Arizona’s heightened emphasis on technology development and commercialization, Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is conducting technology discussion and project review groups for the first Proof of Concept Program cohort.
Read the new TLA newsletter Fast Forward We recently published the first edition of our monthly newsletter Fast Forward.