No single organization has all of the components that are needed to move a research discovery into the marketplace as a product or service. BioAccel recognizes the value that collaborations bring to the life sciences and that partnerships and alliances with other Arizona institutions are critical for mutual success.
BioAccel has developed relationships with Arizona’s leading universities, research institutes and hospitals to identify late-stage research projects that have commercial potential and to find ways in which BioAccel can assist with the development of these technologies. BioAccel created the Coalition of Bioscience Commercialization (CBC) to bring these organizations together. BioAccel and other CBC members host meetings to share best practices, collaborate on technology commercialization, and identify ways to leverage this statewide coalition to bring resources to Arizona. BioAccel works with groups that have complementary economic development programs such as the Arizona Commerce Authority and Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). BioAccel has also created a network of relationships with Angel investors, corporate investors, and venture capital groups to ensure downstream funding is available for companies that graduate from BioAccel programs.
Coalition for Biosciences Collaboration (CBC)
Arizona State University
City of Peoria
Northern Arizona University
Science Foundation of Arizona
St. Joseph's Hospital
Banner Sun Health Research Institute
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
University of Arizona
Arizona Technology Investor Forum (ATIF) is an active community of accredited investors who invest in early-stage technology companies located in Arizona and the surrounding states. ATIF-AZ.org