Biozona Weekly: Accelerate’s grand opening in Tucson; Queen Creek incubator launches; UA scientist invited to White House

April 5, 2013

By Flinn Foundation

UA scientist attended White House event unveiling BRAIN initiative
4/4/13 | Inside Tucson Business | Staff Report

The University of Arizona’s Dr. Fernando D. Martinez, head of the BIO5 Institute, was one of the scientists invited to join President Obama at the White House for the unveiling of the “BRAIN” Initiative — a new research effort to revolutionize understanding of the human brain and discover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders.

Scientific research at ASU vital for state’s future
3/31/13 | Arizona Republic | My Turn (Rep. Andrew Sherwood)

Arizona Rep. Andrew Sherwood, a Democrat from District 26, says it’s important to fund university research, which leads to startup companies, invention disclosures and U.S. patents while infusing investment capital into the state economy.

Prominent UA physician V. Fulginiti dies
3/30/13 | Arizona Daily Star | Stephanie Innes

Pioneering Tucson pediatrician and internationally recognized scientist Dr. Vincent A. Fulginiti, who became founding department head of pediatrics at the then-new UA College of Medicine in 1969, and remained in the position for 16 years, and later became associate dean for academic affairs and then acting dean at the UA medical school, has died at the age of 81.

Crow’s vision coming to pass

3/29/13 | Arizona Republic | Opinion

Arizona State University, as an American academic institution, has hurdles to overcome, but in terms of ASU’s aspirations more broadly defined –reinventing itself as the “New American University” –Arizona’s largest university system seems to be flowering in a manner remarkably consistent with President Michael Crow’s vision.

Queen Creek helping boost small startups, entrepreneurs
3/28/13 | Arizona Republic | Submitted by Queen Creek digital media specialist

QC Inc. has opened the doors to its permanent location in the Queen Creek municipal complex where the incubator provides affordable space, counseling and services, and vital networking opportunities to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Reviving Flag economy means diversifying job base
3/24/13 | Arizona Daily Sun | Opinion

Flagstaff should focus on a steady model that jump-starts entrepreneurs in targeted sectors, supports existing businesses with appropriate infrastructure and looks to leverage through grants and tax policy regional emerging strengths in renewables, bio-technology and eco-tourism.

Talk lays out challenges for technology in Arizona
3/22/13 | Phoenix Business Journal | Hayley Ringle

Former Intel CEO and President Craig Barrett and Arizona State University President Michael Crow discuss the future of technology at the Phoenix Art Museum as part of Zócalo Public Square, a nonprofit daily ideas exchange group that blends live events and humanities journalism.

It’s about potential, Accelerate says about its move to Tucson
3/15/13 | Arizona Daily Star | David Wichner

Accelerate, which recently changed its name from Accler8 Technology Corp. and is working to develop a rapid infection-detection testing system, held its grand opening at its Tucson headquarters and state-of-the-art labs after relocating from Denver.