Other Resources for Business

Entrepreneurship Education

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship
A consistently top-ranked program, the McGuire Center is committed to enabling and advancing entrepreneurial goals of all university populations, and to advancing the understanding of the influence and role of entrepreneurship in both the business and academic communities.


University of Arizona Center for Innovation
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) is a business incubator designed to meet the dynamic needs of developing technology companies.  Focusing on core technologies developed at the University of Arizona, the Center promotes the growth of start-up and emerging companies.
UACI's interventionist model ensures that companies receive practical, hands-on assistance early in the innovation process- beginning in the research phase, and continuing through product development to commercialization. This structured approach helps companies to bridge the gaps between discovery and commercialization dramatically increasing the likelihood of success.
The UACI helps technology companies transform ideas into products - products into commercial success -through an exceptional and comprehensive package of services.

Research Parks

The University of Arizona provides exceptional business and economic development resources that promote local, state and regional growth and facilitate the creation of international economic partnerships. Our expertise in research, global business development and entrepreneurship has led to many significant partnerships that extend far beyond the lab.

Tech Parks Arizona
Tech Parks Arizona creates the place, environment and interactive ground that generates, attracts and retains technology companies and talent in alignment with the research, mission and goals of the University of Arizona (UA). Tech Parks Arizona directs the UA Tech Park, The Bridges and the Arizona Center for Innovation with the highest priority of recruiting companies with connections to the UA to locate at these facilities. Tech Parks Arizona is part of Tech Launch Arizona — a University of Arizona unit integrating technology commercialization, industry collaboration and the assets and activities of the Tech Parks with campus activities at the University of Arizona.

The Bridges
The UA Tech Park - The Bridges is development-ready! Located just minutes from the University of Arizona and Tucson International Airport, it is on its way to becoming one of the nation’s premier technology environments.

Membership Programs For Industry

Recognizing the need for close collaborations with industry, several colleges at The University of Arizona offer special membership programs.

Additional Contacts

UA Foundation
The University of Arizona Foundation’s Office of Corporate Relations develops and manages mutually beneficial philanthropic relationships among businesses, industry and The University of Arizona.

UA Athletics
The University of Arizona's athletic excellence is rooted in a strong foundation of Wildcat heritage and history that dates back to the early 1900s.

UA Alumni Association
The 225,000 former students of the University of Arizona live throughout the 50 states and in more than 150 countries participate in sponsored activities such as alumni clubs, college councils, and special interest groups in the United States and abroad.

Shared Use Facilities

The University of Arizona provides facilities that are created and managed by UA faculty and staff to meet the collective needs of our research community.

BIO5 Institute
The core facilities housed in BIO5's new hub provide critical technical support for UA researchers, as well as academic and industry investigators from around the world.

Core facilities housed in the BIO5 research facility include:

Other Shared Use Facilities at the UA