The University of Arizona celebrated the grand opening of Tech Launch Arizona, a technology commercialization center established to help move university research innovations to market.
Tech Launch Arizona–a presidential cabinet-level unit with oversight of the University’s Office of Technology Transfer, Office of Corporate and Business Relations and the Office of University Research Parks–was created to help consolidate and amplify the University’s efforts to move knowledge and inventions developed by UA researchers to market. Its new home is at the University Services Annex building.
The Tech Launch Arizona strategic plan, or “roadmap” introduced at the event, outlines key goals for the unit, including expediting the movement of UA research-derived intellectual property into the commercial sphere and promoting University engagement with private businesses.
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“Tech Launch Arizona releases ‘Roadmap’ for commercializing research,” UA News, 4/2/13