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Tech Launch Arizona

Higher Education / Research Institution

Multiple Locations

Tech Launch Arizona will build upon the synergies among the faculty, administration, students and alumni of the University of Arizona, its tech parks, and the technology and business community to significantly enhance the impact of UA research, intellectual property (IP) and technological innovation.

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Programs & Services

Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) is the office of the University of Arizona that creates social and economic impact through commercializing inventions stemming from the innovative work of university faculty, researchers and staff. TLA provides resources and services to identify opportunities to maximize that impact, from intellectual property evaluation, protection and licensing to leadership development, education and strategic support for startups. 

TLA partners with other university entities -- such as Tech Parks Arizona, the University of Arizona Center for Innovation, and UA Forge – as well as the business and entrepreneurial community to engage the entire ecosystem to support the process of moving university inventions from the academy into the world. By building bridges between the university and regional innovation organizations, TLA brings together the people and resources needed to maximize the impact of university IP for a better world.

Prerequisites or Exclusions

University of Arizona-owned IP only

Getting Connected

To accomplish our mission, we depend on the support of the local and regional community. If you would like to connect with us on behalf of your organization to discuss collaborative opportunities, please visit our website ( to learn more, or contact any one of us at any time using the Staff Directory on our website.

Primary Contact

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General Inquiries

Additional Information

Tech Launch Arizona is the commercialization arm of the University of Arizona. We connect UArizona innovators with local, regional, and national ecosystems to move inventions stemming from university research into the marketplace where they can create lasting social and economic impact.

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