UArizona joins Colorado startup showcase, disruptive companies should apply

The University of Arizona has been invited to participate in Destination Startup, an annual startup showcase held in Colorado designed to highlight some of the best companies in the Intermountain West.  The showcase brings together several of the leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Intermountain West region. Standout startups from these institutions will … Read more

UArizona sees increase in innovation, including new tool to understand the brain

increase in innovation

Even amidst the chaos and slowdowns of the pandemic, the University of Arizona saw an increase in innovation. Here’s a recent example: engineering researchers at UArizona are creating new tools for optogenetics, which shines light at specific neurons in the brain to excite or suppress activity. Optogenetics experiments help to understand how the brain works, … Read more

Arizona Commerce Authority now accepting applications for Arizona Innovation Challenge

Arizona Innovation Challenge

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced today that they are accepting applications for the 10th annual Arizona Innovation Challenge, the largest business plan competition in the country, starting Monday, July 26.  The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) advances innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in the state by helping early-stage ventures to scale. The ACA has picked … Read more

Phoenix-based incubator accepting applications for impact accelerator program

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Phoenix startup incubator Seed Spot is accepting 15 companies looking to scale in this year’s Impact Accelerator program. This year, the program will be completely virtual and open to entrepreneurs from around the world.  The six-week program offers a curriculum that focuses on topics including pitching, financial projections, customer acquisition and team development. Seed Spot … Read more

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