UArizona Ecosystem Resources
Explore the UArizona innovation ecosystem for post-launch startup support.
As a part of the UArizona ecosystem, university entrepreneurs and startups have numerous powerful resources available to help them move their enterprises forward. Check out the resources below, but please contact us for help exploring options and making connections.
The University of Arizona's FORGE accelerators connect startup teams with coaches, mentors, and industry experts. It provides a unique business innovation hub that combines startup acceleration, experiential student education, and corporate innovation.
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation
An incubation network with outposts across Southern Arizona connecting startups with resources to help them grow and fuel the local economy.
Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona is the innovation hub that oversees the UArizona Tech Park at Rita Road, the UArizona Tech Park at the Bridges, and the UArizona Center for Innovation. These offices provide the interactive ground that fosters collaboration between global business and the University’s pool of resources and talent to bring forward large scale solutions and impact.
Research, Innovation and Impact
Along with the organizations above, Tech Launch Arizona is part of Research, Innovation and Impact (RII) at the UArizona. This overarching unit is responsible for advancing transformative excellence in research across campus, with particular attention to our land-grant mission of service to the State of Arizona. RII enables the research success of faculty through supporting university research centers, institutes, museums and core facilities; providing research development, stewardship, compliance and safety services; and securing strategic external partnerships.
Additional Campus Resources
UArizona researchers are a diverse community of people who thrive on innovation and collaboration. Many have played a part in groundbreaking projects ranging from the exploration of Mars to the development of new cancer treatments and pioneering breakthroughs in heart transplantation.
UA Knowledge Map
The UA Knowledge Map (KMAP) provides enterprise-wide expertise and knowledge portfolios across the institution. Using advanced machine learning techniques for synthesizing structured and unstructured data such as publications, proposals, biosketches, social media, and web presence to create profiles for UA researchers, KMAP can identify potential collaborators and subject matter experts.
UArizona Core Facilities offer highly specialized testbed facilities available for use by faculty, students, and scientists in government and industry. The core facilities provides users with access not only to the latest instrumentation, but also to experienced staff with expertise in designing and conducting experiments and analyzing data.
On-campus Space for Startups
New companies formed to commercialize UArizona technologies often need space to advance inventions and get their operations going. Planning, Design & Construction (PDC), housed in Business Affairs, offers processes for securing space and equipment for UArizona startups.