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ASU is embedded in communities throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and the state, enhancing Arizona’s competitiveness and prosperity through innovative facilities, programs and partnerships. The following is a sampling of key regional initiatives.

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Corporate Innovation Zones

Mesa | Phoenix | Scottsdale | Tempe

Companies considering locating in the Valley of the Sun can easily engage with ASU schools, faculty, students, programs and initiatives through our diverse portfolio of Innovation Zones.

Entrepreneurship Outreach Network

Apache Junction | Buckeye | Camp Verde | Gilbert | Glendale | Goodyear | Lake Havasu City | Mesa | Phoenix | Scottsdale | Tempe | Yuma

ASU, in partnership with public libraries and economic development organizations, supports entrepreneurs and small business owners in their communities across the country.

ASU Chandler Innovation Center


ASU and the City of Chandler have partnered with TechShop, a membership-based maker space that offers tools, equipment, training and a community of creative people. The center houses the TechShop facility, ASU classrooms and office space.



Celebrating the City of Scottsdale’s incorporation in 1951, this is an event space and gathering place for startups and founders. 1951@SkySong offers unique 1950s décor along with the very latest in communication and collaboration technologies.

SkySong meeting rooms and office space


SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, is a 1.2 million-square-foot mixed-use development that offers commercial space, a variety of office and work spaces, and meeting and event spaces.

ASU Core Facilities

We provide state-of-the-art equipment, specialized services, and expert consultation and training to help you solve your most pressing research challenges.