Hassan Elsentriecy and Dominic Gervasio in the lab.Tech Launch Arizona has reported improvement across almost all measures in the last year, including double-digit increases in invention disclosures and licensing.

Among the 14 startup companies that TLA helped form in fiscal year 2016 were Caltrode and MetOxs Electrochemical, both headed by professor Dominic Gervasio.

Gervasio credits TLA with helping him through the complicated startup process. “I knew nothing about all this business stuff — I’m a technical guy — and they gave us a lot of good guidance,” he said.

University of Arizona College of Engineering