Connecting with industry
A series of roundtables brought industry and university leaders together this year to explore challenges and opportunities for growth.

Working to advance its goal of “impacting Arizona,” the Arizona Board of Regents hosted a series of roundtables this year that brought state industry groups, including mining and technology transfer, and university leaders together to explore challenges and opportunities for strengthened partnerships. Business leaders discussed Arizona’s needs for skilled labor, research development, and increased communication and public awareness of industry practices, to which Arizona’s public universities are uniquely equipped to respond. Through large, public research advancement enterprises and burgeoning technology transfer arms, all three universities discussed the steps they are taking to further spur innovation in the state.