Engineering Entrepreneurs

After years of hard work, you did it. Your discovery will make a difference – maybe even change the world. Now, how do you get it to the people that need it?

That's where Tech Launch Arizona comes in. Faculty, staff and students can turn to TLA's expertise in licensing inventions and launching startups to make sure their ventures see the success they deserve. Just talk through your work with a TLA Licensing Manager, and you have the opportunity to:

  • Increase funding for your lab, department and college
  • Qualify for industry and federal grants, such as SBIR funds
  • Make your research more attractive for future funding

Tech Launch Arizona


Arizona has been named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University
for its programs supporting inventors, entrepreneurship and tech transfer.

Tech Launch Arizona Resources & Services

Tech Launch Arizona Resources & Services

  • Intellectual Property Protection and Licensing – Single point of contact for all commercialization activities, including IP protection, licensing, business intelligence and startup formation.
  • Venture Development – Subject-area experts and experienced Mentors-in-Residence to help develop healthy startups, build leadership teams, and increase SBIR/STTR effectiveness.
  • Asset Development – Funding for inventors to develop early-stage technologies and move them closer to licensing readiness.

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Out of the Lab and Into the Market

TLA supports inventors – from patents to licensing and startups

Enabling Affordable Data
Enabling Affordable Data
Codelucida’s error-correction software for flash-memory – in smartphones, tablets, computers, data centers and communications networks – ultimately means higher-memory devices that cost less.

 

Keeping Miners and Mining Safe
Keeping Miners and Mining Safe
GUIA’s technology senses a miner’s location and body temperature and recommends steps to avert health risks. It also reports on air quality, ground stabilization and equipment locations.

 

Promoting a Better Sunscreen
Promoting a Better Sunscreen  
A long-lasting sunscreen that doesn’t break down or seep into the skin is working its way toward store shelves via MexiAloe Laboratorios, S.A., a subsidiary of Mexican food distributor Novamex.

 

Avoiding Traffic Jams with Mobile App
Avoiding Traffic Jams with Mobile App
Drivers in some cities are using startup Metropia’s mobile app to earn rewards while avoiding traffic. The app predicts drive times and provides emergency alerts and alternate travel routes.

 

Turning Waste into Concrete Substitute
Turning Waste into Concrete Substitute
UA-born Acrete has developed a substitute that is lighter, stronger and less expensive than concrete. The concrete substitute uses three times as much fly ash as traditional Portland cement.

 

Improving Automotive Radar Technology
Improving Automotive Radar Technology
Startup Lunewave Inc. is commercializing a pair of inventions that use inexpensive, high-performing, 3D-printed Luneburg lenses to improve radar systems for autonomous vehicles.

 

Fast Facts

2018 UA Commercialization

Request Information Attention Arizona Engineering Students!

TLA has paid student fellowships available for students who want to learn more about intellectual property.