Welcome to Innovation Arizona… your axis of innovation.
Arizona has fostered the innovative spirit in technology and startups for generations. That passion for innovation lives on in the Grand Canyon state, where an ongoing investment in the most talented entrepreneurs and cutting-edge technology is bringing to market products that are literally changing the world.
Today, Arizona is raising the bar — driving its success with lower taxes, a less regulating state government, and top entrepreneurial programs.
Arizona is a proven hot spot for innovators and entrepreneurs to start, expand and thrive. Join us.
"Arizona fosters the world's emerging technologies, encouraging and supporting business creativity and growth. We're a nationally recognized Best Place for Business for a reason. Join us in Arizona. "
- GOVERNOR JAN BREWER
Nasseo is a medical device company utilizing a molecular-based approach to creating next generation dental and orthopedic implant products. Nasseo’s technology was initially developed as a collaboration between UC San Diego’s Bioengineering and Materials Science Departments as well as the Lund University in Sweden.
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Learn about start up assistance, research centers, incubators, and university resources.
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Arizona’s tech community is made up of passionate innovation supporters. Become a part of Arizona’s growing innovation ecosystem.
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Learn about a wide variety of economic incentives and resources to assist entrepreneurs seeking capital investment.
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Arizona INNOVATION IN ARIZONA: In The News
The Mac Observer • 03.5.2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook told shareholders that the project the company has going on in Arizona will create thousands of U.S. manufacturing jobs...and would lead to an ecosystem that creates "tens of thousands of jobs."
AZ Tech Beat • 03.4.2014
Scottsdale-based Delivery-IT's software platform helps retailers and customers with ordering, scheduling and same-day delivery of their favorite goods. In December 2013, the Arizona Commerce Authority selected Delivery-IT as a winner of its Arizona Innovation Challenge.
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the opening of its Spring 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a business plan competition that awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge. The ACA will be accepting applications now through March 28, 2014. Applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. MST (Arizona time).
Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, introduces the final 16 competing startups in this unique, head-to-head business pitch competition that culminates March 5-7 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
AZCentral.com • 02.19.2014
Google announced that Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe are among a handful of metro areas that the Silicon Valley-based company is considering for its high-speed Google Fiber network.
Phoenix Business Journal • 02.19.2014
Google announced today it will evaluate the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe to be part of a national high-speed Internet fiber network it is launching in nine U.S. markets.
AZ Tech Beat • 02.15.2014
Venture Madness, presented by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority announced 32 startups advancing to round two in the head-to-head business pitch competition.
Leclerc Foods USA, a North American leader in the cookies, snack bars and crackers industry, is pleased to announce the expansion of its food manufacturing operations in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Next Silicon Valley Experience • 02.4.2014
At the IEDC annual conference in Philadelphia, USA, last October, I participated in a panel entitled, “Transforming Economies: Economic Development 21.0”. The premise of the debate was based on how technology is transforming economic development in the 21st century, with global competition being oblivious to boundaries.
Stonegate Mortgage Corporation, a leading, publicly traded mortgage company focused on originating, financing and servicing U.S. residential mortgage loans, has commenced operations in its newest expansion location; Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Phoenix Business Journal • 12.5.2013
Zivelo, a kiosk and digital sign manufacturing company, is moving its corporate headquarters to Scottsdale. The 5-year-old Marion, Ind.-based company will add at least 70 jobs to the Phoenix market when it moves into a 13,000-square-foot space at Fashion Square Mall in January.
ZIVELO, a kiosk and digital signage manufacturing company based in Marion, Ind., is expanding its company profile by moving its corporate headquarters to Scottsdale, Ariz. The five-year-old company, recognized as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the U.S. by both Inc. and Forbes, plans to add at least . . .
From the ACA Blog
Feb 6, 2014
Pat Sullivan, Co-Founder & CEO Contatta • Contatta
I love Entrepreneurs. I love Arizona. And I absolutely love Arizona entrepreneurs. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is one of the reasons Arizona is ranked first in the nation for entrepreneurial activity. The ACA has a three-pronged approach of “recruit, grow, create,” and though Contatta supports everything the ACA is doing, it’s in their efforts to “grow” and “create” that Contatta and the ACA are most closely aligned.
Jan 29, 2014
Jeremy Babendure, Executive Director, Arizona SciTech Festival
What do robots, baseball and wine have to do with economic development? More than you think. Learn about this year's eight-week Arizona SciTech Festival running now through March 31.