MECHnano, an advanced technology lab has moved its headquarters to the Innovation Zone at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus in Mesa.
MECHnano, a manufacturer of advanced chemistry and materials that improve the performance of 3D-printing ingredients, is the first company to move to the district, one of seven ASU Innovation Zones across the Valley.
MECHnano CEO Steve Lowder said the move was locked in by the opportunity to work closely with students and the university.
“When I saw the plans for the innovation district I became extremely excited,” Lowder said. “It’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time with respect to industry and education working together. … One of my startups was based out of the U.K. We were right there with universities in the U.K. … I’ve seen the benefits that come out of it and that’s what we were looking for.”