Tech Launch Arizona FY2017 Annual Report Now Available

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Tech Launch Arizona FY2017 Annual Report Now Available

Tech Launch Arizona
October 31, 2017

"Overall, it has been another great year for TLA. We once again exceeded our performance goals, completing 105 total licenses for UA inventions, and attained a number of high-bar milestone achievements for the UA."

-David N. Allen, Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona

Tech Launch Arizona moves inventions stemming from UA research out into the marketplace where they can improve lives and impact the economy. In the past week alone, the UA has released news stories about startup companies who are commercializing non-opioid drug candidatescompounds that shorten the lives of cancer cells, and therapies for vascular dementia, all invented by UA faculty and researchers. 

If your work or research has generated inventions that you think might have the potential to impact and improve lives, contact us; we want to hear about your work. 

In the meantime, this is also a great moment to learn more about TLA, the growth of the UA commercialization culture, and how you can engage in these exciting opportunities. In this year's Annual Report, you can read about the UA's progress against our 2020 vision and our metrics, check out the achievements of Tech Parks Arizona, and learn about the big picture of the University of Arizona commercialization ecosystem.

Along with comments from David Allen and UA President Robert C. Robbins, this report includes details on:

  • Invention disclosures and the growth of inventorship across the UA
  • Participation and engagement of the Commercialization Network, a group of 1,500 experts who provide advice on moving inventions out into the marketplace
  • Successes TLA Asset Development, a program that provides funding to help move early-stage inventions toward market readiness
  • The 2017 cohort of startups
  • How TLA performed on all its 2017 metrics, as well as a look at the goals we've set for next year

If you have any questions or want to discuss an invention you might have, please get in touch.

Download a PDF of the TLA FY2017 Annual Report here.

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