University of Arizona Center for Innovation
Multiple Locations, Tech Parks, Bridges, Oro Valley
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region and a mission to grow scalable startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. Since inception in 2003, the program has directly served over 120 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs.
Programs & Services
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a startup incubator network with outposts across the Southern Arizona region and a mission to grow scalable startup ventures that fuel the Arizona economy. Since inception in 2003, the program has directly served over 120 companies and impacted thousands of entrepreneurs. This is done through providing access to people, programming and places that help entrepreneurs take their companies from idea to market.
Startups go through a structured program that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisors and community collaborators. UACI also provides access to service providers, industry cluster groups, interns and connections to potential customers and strategic partners. Entrepreneurs utilize various physical spaces that include offices, wet and dry labs, meeting rooms a prototyping center, collaboration areas and the infrastructure to support these spaces.
The UA Center for Innovation is part of Tech Parks Arizona, which brings together university, industry and community, creating “interactive ground” to advance technology commercialization.
Prerequisites or Exclusions
UACI serves scalable science and technology startup ventures.
Visit our website, connect with us on social media or apply to the incubator at https://techparks.arizona.edu/ua-center-innovation/right/application-process.
"Both the University of Arizona Center for Innovation and Tech Parks Arizona have assisted in moving our company forward by providing access to experts in the field, including mentors and business experts that have helped us understand how to overcome obstacles as entrepreneurs and to be able to push our ideas and innovations forward into the marketplace." -Courtney Williams, CEO & Co-founder of Emagine Solutions Technology