Social Innovation with Tech Launch Arizona

Tech Launch Arizona Social Innovation Program

Welcome to TLA's Social Innovation Program!

Tech Launch Arizona is excited to welcome University of Arizona creative thinkers and visionaries who are driven by a deep commitment to addressing pressing social challenges and who have a strong desire to change the world. Our program is all about amplifying impact, enhancing community trust, and fostering positive change.

Join Us in Shaping the Future, One Community at a Time

  • Address Wicked Problems: We can help you make an impact and tackle significant challenges such as poverty, healthcare, education, sustainability, and fairness.
  • Empower Our Communities: We will leverage our combined knowledge, skills, and resources to support you in empowering our community and beyond.
  • Build Sustainability: We can teach you to build sustainable practices, ensuring your work endures beyond its initial stages.
  • Enhance Your Grant Applications: We can help you strengthen grant applications and position your ideas for increased funding and broad support.

Catalyzing Change I-Corps Cohort for Social Innovation

Tech Launch Arizona and the University of Arizona were proud to host the Catalyzing Change I-Corps Cohort for Social Innovation in February, 2024.  Teams from three universities in two states participated!  Read more about it in the official press release.

"Social innovation is defined as activities/initiatives/things for sustained social impact...Social innovation does not equal social impact.  You can develop innovations for societal impact without ever engaging the community.  Social impact is an OUTCOME of social innovation."

- Dr. Serenity Wright, Associate Director, Social Innovation at the University of Kentucky

Key Principles of the Social Innovation Program at TLA

We are driven to REACH

  • Reimagine Impact: We take people's work as seriously as traditional research, emphasizing that every effort can lead to positive change.
  • Explore Paths for Change: We engage in discussions about all the different pathways that can lead to a brighter, more sustainable future.
  • Amplify Without Compromise: We amplify your efforts to create a broader reach without selling out or compromising your values.
  • Community-Centered: We believe in community benefit plans that put the well-being of communities at the forefront of every initiative.
  • Hear Diverse Voices: We strive to discover the diverse voices within communities and recognize them as influential catalysts for positive change.

Are you ready to join TLA's Social Innovation Program and be a catalyst for positive change in your community and beyond? Together, we can shape a brighter future, driven by social impact and your innovative ideas.  Contact us today!