TLA 101: Pathways to Impact

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Identifying important discoveries. Protecting and licensing inventions. Creating startup companies. Maximizing impact from the results of research.

How does it all happen?

In this luncheon and discussion led by Tech Launch Arizona, we’ll discuss the process of identifying inventions and how TLA helps bring them to the world through commercial pathways. 

We’ll answer questions about all aspects of Tech Launch Arizona, including:

  • How do I work with the licensing manager dedicated to my college, and who is my LM in the first place?
  • When should I talk to my LM about my research, ideas and inventions?
  • What are the options for getting my inventions out into the world? How are licenses to existing companies different from startups?
  • What funding is available to help me develop my inventions? (Short answer: It’s called “Asset Development” funding and is offered through TLA.) 

Come and meet TLA team members Doug Hockstad, Assistant Vice President; Rakhi Gibbons, Director of Licensing; and Joann MacMaster, Senior Director of Venture Development; all of whom are dedicated to providing knowledge and services to help take your ideas from the lab to the world. 

Who should attend?

This talk will be geared toward faculty, researchers, staff and graduate students. Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.


Questions? Contact Ellen Ogley, TLA administrative associate, at or 520-621-7262.

Santa Rita Room, Student Union Memorial Center