Biozona Weekly: NACET breaks ground; Arizona innovation; NAU expands program

August 14, 2014

By hammersmith

Innovation Arizona Summit connects entrepreneurs and educators
8/13/14 | Arizona Republic | Angelique Soenarie

The 2014 Innovation Arizona Summit in Scottsdale, a collaborative partnership with the Arizona SciTech Festival, MIT Enterprise Forum Phoenix and the Arizona Commerce Authority, will offer 20 sessions and 60 exhibits that explore the connections between science, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation.

NAU expands physician assistant program in Phoenix
8/13/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Michelle McManimon

Northern Arizona University has received a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust to help support the expansion of its physician assistant program, including new educational space at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

APS, Phoenix Suns team up for ‘STEM’ grants
8/13/14 | KTAR | Lauren Grifo

Arizona Public Service and the Phoenix Suns are teaming up to help schools around the state by offering a total of $50,000 in mini-grants to help teachers implement projects that promote science, technology, engineering, and math.

Keeping them close to home: Flagstaff adds accelerator facility atop McMillan Mesa

8/12/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

The Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology broke ground on a new 28,000 square-foot accelerator with wet and dry labs, an area for light manufacturing, and office space that will give companies beyond the startup phase a place to operate and grow.

STEM-educated workforce vital to Arizona’s economy
8/11/14 | Arizona Republic | Vince Bertram (Op-Ed)

If we’re serious about developing a strong workforce, we need to encourage STEM in Arizona’s schools; and if we want our students to be prepared and competitive when they enter the job market, we must engage and excite them in STEM subjects.

Startup central: Arizona a top business grower
8/10/14 | Arizona Republic | Angelique Soenarie

Arizona’s Bioscience Roadmap and other initiatives committed to entrepreneurship and innovation in Arizona has led to successful businesses that are meeting everyday needs of residents and businesses–and the ideas keep growing.

A NACET serial entrepreneur
8/10/14 | Arizona Daily Sun | Suzanne Adams-Ockrassa

Robert Kellar, who likes to refer to himself as a serial entrepreneur, started Flagship Biosciences in 2009, helped business partners get two other businesses started, and is currently working on starting a second business, Development Engineering Sciences, for himself.

UA tech innovation on the rise
8/10/14 | Tucson News Now | Mauricio Marin

Tech Launch Arizona at the University of Arizona, which helps researchers commercialize their inventions, received 188 innovation disclosures, 39 exclusive license and option agreements, and 12 startup companies over the past school year.