The ARIZONA INNOVATION CHALLENGE (AIC) Spring 2016 Round Opens Monday February 8,2016. Up to 6 Companies will Win Up to $250,000 each.

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The SPRING 2016 Arizona Innovation Challenge Submission Window is Scheduled to Open February 8th through March 7th 


Know How Arizona proves it’s the best state in the country for innovation?

A $3 million reality check.

The Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), powered by the Arizona Commerce Authority, awards the most money in the country for a technology commercialization challenge – $3 million ($1.5 million twice yearly) to the world’s most promising technology ventures. Awards range from $100,000 to $250,000 per company.

The results? A big-time investment in the most talented entrepreneurs. Bringing to market products that are literally changing the way the world works. Driving wealth and job creation for the state of Arizona.

Are you up for the Challenge?

The buzz is building. The world is watching. Your time is now.

AIC Information & Application Workshops will be announced shortly to help make your application more competitive!

Visit,, will be fully updated by February 8th, but contains the primary information on eligibility, guidelines, a sample application, our scoring rubric, and much more.

List of AZBio MemberCompanies that have won past Arizona Innovation Challenges:

  • BeaconBiomedical (2015)
  • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals (2012)
  • Endovantage (2014)
  • Iron Horse Diagnostics (2014)
  • MSDx(2011)
  • Nasseo (2013)
  • NuVox Pharma (2015)
  • StimWave (2012)
  • Viomics (2013)


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