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Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

Teaching students on the web

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Phoenix resident Keith Rezendes worked for every tutoring company he could find, but realized tutors weren’t getting a fair share of the money they were bringing into companies. That’s when he came up with the idea for AvidBrain. AvidBrain — whose slogan is “Teach something. Learn anything” — provides a marketplace of qualified tutors that… Read More →

Abrazo invests in innovation as Banner grows

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Is it possible to be No. 2 and still end up the winner? Leaders of Abrazo Community Health Network see that as a distinct possibility. “Clearly, Banner Health has the highest market share in Arizona,” says Michele Finney, market CEO for Abrazo, “so Abrazo wants to be No. 2.” A year after Banner’s $1 billion-plus… Read More →

GPEC’s Chris Camacho named to Policy Council

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) President and CEO Chris Camacho, will join nearly a dozen national leaders on the newly formed Economic Innovation Group Policy Council. “It is an incredible honor to be named to the Economic Innovation Group Policy Council,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “The members… Read More →

How to build the next generation of innovators

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The average Millennial sends 67 text messages per day – one every 15 minutes of their waking lives. The next generation is inherently tech savvy because they have spent their whole lives around tech. It is easy to imagine that our future will be an unprecedented avalanche of innovation as these digital natives grow into… Read More →

Phoenix Center Announces Mayor’s Arts Awards

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Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix Center for the Arts will present the Mayor’s Arts Awards, November 21, 2014, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tickets cost just $75 and are available for purchase at the Phoenix Center for the Arts box office or by calling 602-254-3100. Art lovers and community-minded individuals can reserve their spot in this… Read More →

TGen and NAU celebrate 5-year research pact

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Northern Arizona University (NAU) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) announced a five-year agreement to promote innovation and quality research benefiting Arizona. The NAU-TGen Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) implements the allocation of state funding as directed by Governor Jan Brewer and the Arizona Legislature, and reaffirms the commitment of both institutions toward quality research,… Read More →

Obama appoints ASU leader to National Science Board

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Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan, Arizona State University’s senior vice president of the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and a key member of ASU’s research and innovation efforts, has been appointed to the U.S. National Science Board by President Barack Obama. Panchanathan is the first American of Indian origin to be appointed to this preeminent board, which… Read More →

CRA President among life science’s most inspiring

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Tempe-based Clinical Research Advantage (CRA), the country’s largest wholly owned network of clinical trial sites, announced that the company’s President & Chief Operating Officer,  David M. Bruggeman, has been selected by PharmaVOICE Magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring people in the life sciences industry. Bruggeman, a 30-year healthcare industry veteran, was honored for his… Read More →

CRA President among life science's most inspiring

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Tempe-based Clinical Research Advantage (CRA), the country’s largest wholly owned network of clinical trial sites, announced that the company’s President & Chief Operating Officer,  David M. Bruggeman, has been selected by PharmaVOICE Magazine as one of the 100 most inspiring people in the life sciences industry. Bruggeman, a 30-year healthcare industry veteran, was honored for his… Read More →

Beth Harmon-Vaughan – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Beth Harmon-Vaughan – Managing principal, Gensler With more than 30 year’s experience, Harmon-Vaughan leads design teams in innovation and service for Gensler in Phoenix. Her body of work, encompassing almost every type of commercial and institutional project, is continually recognized for design excellence. As managing principal, Harmon-Vaughan oversees project design development, management and overall strategy.… Read More →

BioAccel Challenges Entrepreneurs to Solve Healthcare Problems

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BioAccel, a 501(c)3 non-profit and Arizona’s premier resource for healthcare innovation, is announcing the BioAccel Solutions Challenge to solve medical and health delivery problems in Arizona, stimulate new company formation and increase investment in the industry. BioAccel will publicly release a vetted list of key healthcare problems, or “needs,” identified by industry practitioners and leaders,… Read More →

5 Mistakes that Quash Corporate Innovation

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The biggest breakthroughs in the history of business – and the history of the world – are never  the result of conventional thinking, says Maria Ferrante-Schepis, a veteran in the insurance and financial services industry who now consults Fortune 100 companies such as GE with innovation agent Maddock Douglas, Inc. “To echo Harvard Business School… Read More →

Arizona SciTech Festival Opens Call for 2013 Events

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Through a partnership formed between Arizona Science Center,  Arizona State University, Arizona Technology Council Foundation and the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Arizona SciTech Festival is gearing up for its second annual event designed to excite and inform Arizonans of all ages about how science, technology and innovation affects their everyday lives and will expand their… Read More →