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:
- CAST: Computer-assisted surgical trainer. Inventor: Jerzy Rozenblit, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering.
- Guía: UA startup, mining sensor network. Inventor: Moe Momayez, Department of Mining and Geological Engineering, College of Engineering.
- Quantum-Analogue Computing With Phi-bits: Inventor: Pierre Deymier, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering.