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Joining the Arizona Center for Innovation provides you with a prestigious address, instant credibility, and the status of being accepted into a successful incubator – a significant milestone for any startup venture.

Why Work With A Business Incubator?

According to a 2006 study conducted by the National Business Incubation Association, historically 87% of firms that graduate from their incubator are still in business. And of those, 84% stay in their communities. In 2005, North American incubators supported over 27,000 new companies that provided full-time work for more than 100,000 employees, and generated annual revenues of over $17 billion.

Typically, companies that successfully move through the incubation process and graduate are more likely to develop successful and sustainable ventures that remain in the community. These companies bring new technologies and products to market; and they create jobs and wealth in the community.

Serving the University of Arizona and Our Community

Located at the UA Tech Park, AzCI is a unit of the University of Arizona Tech Parks Arizona. One of our primary objectives is to commercialize new technology from the University of Arizona. We work closely with UA partners at Tech Launch Arizona including Tech Transfer Arizona,Wheelhouse Arizona and the Corporate Relations Arizona to move UA-developed technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace.

Tech Launch Arizona's Role in the University of Arizona from Tech Launch Arizona on Vimeo.

While we are strongly connected to the University of Arizona, approximately half of the companies we serve are from the local community -- demonstrating that Tucson is rich in innovation, diversity, and new venture growth. This combination of university and community research with new venture development provides a unique and dynamic experience that serves to further spark new innovation and success.

What We Do

The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) is a business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their innovative ideas into successful ventures through:

Customized Programs and Training


High Quality Facilities and Equipment

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We rely on the generosity of our sponsors to support our incubator companies and operations. If you are interested to become a sponsor, we would love to hear from you. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Director of Community Engagement, to learn more.

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