Arizona Technology Council wins major awards in Greater Phoenix Chamber IMPACT Awards

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Arizona Technology Council was awarded the 2021 IMPACT Business of the Year, as well as the Exceptional Innovator Award in the Small to Medium Business category from the Greater Phoenix Chamber. The Arizona Technology Council was founded in 2002 and is the major trade association in Arizona for science and technology companies. It’s designed to … Read more

ASU considering tech and science experts for innovation fellowship

Arizona State University’s Office of Applied Innovation is looking to hire up to four new fellows for its 2021-2022 Fellowship in University Innovation.  The fellowship is geared toward early and mid-career professions from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, including technologists, developers, engineers, communicators, writers, researchers, designers and more. Still, fellows will be decided … Read more

UA named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) this week announced 18 institutions across the United States made the 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. According to APLU, the designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation and entrepreneurship, … Read more

UA student entrepreneurs rise to the Innovative Minds Challenge

The University of Arizona (UA) in partnership with student-led entrepreneurial organization InnovateUA and Perkins Coie LLP have announced the winners of the 2015 Perkins Coie Innovative Minds Challenge. The Challenge was created to connect UA students with business savvy mentors and help fund innovation. During the Challenge, UA student teams presented their innovative ideas to solve … Read more

Edible Optics and The Apollo Team win UofA's first Startup Weekend

Student-led organization InnovateUA hosted the inaugural UofA Startup Weekend in Tucson, AZ this past weekend where faculty and students were treated to 54 hours full of networking, pitching and innovation. Individuals from across the campus came together to share ideas, form teams and build their startups. Two winners were named in two separate categories: the “new idea” category … Read more

Two ASU professors awarded fellow status at National Academy of Inventors

Two Arizona State University professors have been named fellows at the National Academy of Inventors, which awarded the honor to 170 people this December. This award further cements them among the top inventors in the country. The work of Stuart Lindsay, Director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, with atomic force … Read more

SkySong Connect Conference – Innovators, Ideas and Inspiration – April 17th

SkySong is set to launch a multi-disciplinary network of researchers, technologists and entrepreneurs focused on growing the Valley of Innovation at the SkySong Connect Conference, which will be held at ASU SkySong – the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The inaugural event is sponsored by PayPal and is taking place on Thursday, April 17 from 9:30 a.m. … Read more

Plasma cutters, 3D printers and Square – TechShop Chandler opens for innovation – slideshow

TechShop, a membership-based do-it-yourself workshop and fabrication studio, officially opened its new location in the ASU Chandler Innovation Center over the weekend. I was able to catch up with the founder Jim Newton and CEO Mark Hatch at the event. After touring the space and Mark and Jim showing me all of the cool products … Read more

A Beer Run, Edu Apps & High-Speed Databases – ASU Furnace Demo Day – Recap

The first Demo Day from ASU Furnace kicked off at SkySong, Wednesday June 5, packed with Arizona investors, incubators, mentors and visionaries ready to learn more about the companies vying for funding and resources. Startup companies covered a wide-range of products-from biotech and software to theft-reducing technologies. What is Furnace? It’s a first-of-its-kind startup accelerator … Read more

Coffee Houses – The Creative Catalyst

Coffee shops have long been associated with the creative class. They are places where people congregate to hold meetings, catch up with old friends or other activities spurred by sipping stimulant-infused beverages. The coffee culture is growing in Phoenix, seemingly in tandem with the growth of the Valley’s technology startup sector. “It’s like candy for … Read more