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I-Squared Awards Honor Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem Champions

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I-Squared Awards Honor Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem Champions

March 22, 2018
Tech Launch Arizona held its fifth annual awards event, shining the spotlight on the UA's biggest stars of innovation.

Tech Launch Arizona held its fifth annual I-Squared Expo and Awards event at the University of Arizona's Center for Creative Photography, honoring those whose work impacts the quality of life for people in Tucson, across Arizona and throughout the world through research, invention, collaboration and commercialization.

Startup of the Year: Codelucida

The Codelucida team consists of CEO Shiva Planjery, along with his cofounders and doctoral advisers, Bane Vasic, UA professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and David Declercq, professor at the ENSEA in Cergy-Pontoise, France. Commercializing a new error-correction technology for data storage and communications, the team has worked closely with TLA since it launched the company in 2014.

The I-Squared event also included a showcase of several of the top startups, inventions and inventors from across the UA: