Programs: ARIZONA INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Welcome to the Arizona Innovation Challenge

 

Know How Arizona proves it’s the best state in the country for innovation? A $3 million reality check.

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority, awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge – $3 million ($1.5 million twice yearly) to the world’s most promising technology ventures. Awards range from $100,000 to $250,000 per company.

The results? A big-time investment in the most talented entrepreneurs. Bringing to market products that are literally changing the way the world works. Driving wealth and job creation for the state of Arizona.

Are you up for the Challenge?

The buzz is building. The world is watching. Your time is now.

 

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Arizona is a proven hot spot for innovators and entrepreneurs to start, expand and thrive. Join us.

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About Us-AZ Innovation Challenge

ABOUT

The business plan competition awards qualified, innovative start-up and early stage companies capital to grow their business in Arizona.

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APPLY

Does your company have what it takes to win the Arizona Innovation Challenge?

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AWARDEES

Hear what previous winners have to say about their awards – anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000 per company.

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FAQ AZ Innovation Challenge

ANSWERS (FAQS)

Have questions? Check out the top questions and answers here.

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Arizona ARIZONA INNOVATION CHALLENGE: In The News

Arizona Recognized As Top State for Economic Competitiveness

• 06.8.2017

Two prominent trade publications -- Site Selection and Area Development magazines -- have honored Arizona with top recognition for large-scale economic development projects during 2016 in key industries, ranging from aerospace to finance to manufacturing. 

Arizona Commerce Authority Announces Awardees in the Spring 2017 Arizona Innovation Challenge

• 06.6.2017

The Spring 2017 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) has concluded as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced six awardees in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage companies. Each company receives up to $250,000 in capital to grow their business -- advancing innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona.

Arizona Success Stories

Arizona Innovation Challenge Winner: Clear Demand

Arizona Innovation Challenge Winner: Recoleta

Arizona Innovation Challenge Winner: Photon