Innovation Zones

Welcome to the most innovative location in the nation!

Innovation Zones provide an opportunity to work in close proximity with ASU staff, students and faculty, as well as with other high-profile industry leaders. Just like urban neighborhoods, each Innovation Zone has its own distinct personality, characteristics and amenities. We designed our Zones this way to ensure we can offer tenants a wide range of customizable options appropriate to size, industry and need.

Step 1

Use our Zone Selector to identify one or more Zones that best meet your needs.

Step 2

Reach out and introduce yourself! We’ll set up a time to discuss your specific requirements and provide you with the details you need to make an informed decision.

Step 3

Plan your move. We’re here to help you with the lifecycle of your business and we’ll help ensure your relocation.

Testimonials

State Farm

“State Farm invests in communities where we live and work, it’s part of being a good neighbor. We are proud to team up with ASU and excited to have our Marina Heights facility located in the Novus Innovation Corridor. As a leader in innovation, ASU is an incredibly responsive and engaged partner in efforts like the Pathways for the Future program that is committed to building the workforce of the future. Our employees also benefit from the proximity to ASU for continuing education, personal development and volunteer opportunities.”

— Ines Halloran, VP Enterprise Technology

APS

“APS and ASU have built a multi-faceted partnership that has spanned decades and crossed disciplines. By combining our strengths, we recently elevated, expanded and accelerated our impact. For example, we’ve created a custom small business program with ASU’s Thunderbird School of Global Management, and we have teamed up with ASU and PayPal to increase solar power in Arizona through the Red Rocks Solar Panel Plant. Also, we’re proud to hire Sun Devils, and have selected ASU as a University of Choice for our recruiting efforts. I am looking forward to many more years of serving our communities with Arizona State University.”

— Jeff Guldner, CEO

Workiva

“It has been extremely fortunate for Workiva to be located at the ASU SkySong Innovation Center. From utilizing ASU’s conference and meeting space within SkySong for larger quarterly meetings, to hosting events in collaboration with ASU, it has been a terrific location. Michael Crow sits on Workiva’s Board of Directors, and our relationship with ASU has fostered some wonderful interns and hires! We’ve attended several great networking and recruiting opportunities through events held by other companies and by ASU that, being at SkySong, made it easy for us to participate in. Hosting our own events at SkySong has felt like it has drawn even more interest due to the technology-focused tenants in the Innovation Center. From WiCS, to SoDA, to BAP, we’ve worked with incredible students and faculty.”

Some things we’ve done with ASU:

  • Hosted Workiva Coding Challenge at SkySong for ASU students.
  • Given the Women in Computer Science (WiCS) group a tour.
  • Had Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) come in for a tour and panel discussion with our Professional Services (Financial Reporting) team.
  • Worked with ASU accounting professors to share more about what Workiva does and how we need their accounting students.
  • Workiva’s UX team hosted ASU students for an evening.

— Meghan Gostele, Office Manager

MECHnano

 “MECHnano has opened a world-leading nanotechnology lab in the ASU Poly Innovation District in order to be in close proximity to and engage with Arizona State University. Working with the ASU team allowed us to secure a great space, connect with talented students, give back to our community, and accelerate our extraordinary technology. This relationship has been so successful that we are planning to move additional operations to the ASU Poly Innovation District.”

— Steven Lowder, CEO

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

The ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC) is a collaboration between ASU, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Greater Phoenix region. The CIC is located at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, and is the hub for advancing the digital transformation of cities.  The CIC leverages Amazon’s Working Backwards methodology of starting with the customer, exploring problems and opportunities and then building prototypes with ASU student interns. Together, ASU and AWS are helping conserve water in Scottsdale and Durban South Africa, reducing homelessness in Arizona, improving citizen engagement in Phoenix, and much more.]

— Ben Butler, Global Lead of Cloud Innovation Centers, AWS Worldwide Public SectorEO


Co-location with ASU puts you in great company

When you’re planning to relocate or expand your business, you’re looking for flexible space with room to grow, you’re looking for access to a skilled and talented pipeline of employees, and you’re looking to operate in a flourishing and high-energy business ecosystem. What you’re looking for is an ASU Innovation Zone. Each Zone presents unique opportunities for co-location options that can support your business growth now and in the future.

  • Co-location with the most innovative university in the nation.
  • Adaptable, customizable and expandable space options.
  • Access to ASU facilities, staff, students and faculty.
  • Opportunities to collaborate with other tenants.
  • Access to an educated, work-ready workforce.
  • Close proximity to transportation hubs.
  • Phoenix enjoys 300+ sunny days a year and is not subject to serious, commerce-disrupting natural disasters.

Location. Location. Innovation.

Locate to innovate. Prime locations, smart city infrastructure, Class A office space and build-to-suit options combine with the ASU difference — the opportunity to tap into research, programs, initiatives, faculty and student resources.