Last fall, the head of the University of Arizona’s new technology transfer arm said the effort was bearing fruit that would soon be reflected in more faculty invention disclosures, UA patents and other measures.
Just off Interstate 10, the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park sprawls across the desert, a bustling complex where some 7,000 workers report to work everyday at companies including tech giants IBM and Raytheon.
Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.
University of Arizona computer-science professor Rick Snodgrass and his colleagues thought their technology to speed up database management systems might have some value in the marketplace.
The University of Arizona has named a University of Michigan administrator to head its office of technology transfer.
One of the largest solar plants in the state - 10-megawatt Black Mountain Solar Power Project near Kingman - has been turned on. The energy produced at the solar farm, being purchased by UniSource Energy Services, will provide enough energy to meet the annual needs of about 1,900 homes.
Tucson-based solar-energy developer Solon Corp. has turned on one of its biggest solar plants in the state, a 10-megawatt (DC) photovoltaic plant near Kingman.
A Raytheon employee works on the Griffin minimissile, one of the company's positive developments in 2012. Raytheon also won some healthy production contracts for weapons during the past year.
From missiles to microbes, here's a look back at some of the top stories and trends of 2012 - and what may lie ahead in 2013:
While it may be a "new era" for University of Arizona football, it's definitely a new era for another team on campus.