As the cornerstone of SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, ASU SkySong develops global partnerships with an entrepreneurial approach that combines research, technology and business development.
ASU SkySong is an innovation center designed to help companies grow by providing business services and programs offered or facilitated by Arizona State University. These services include access to new technologies, capital networks and a skilled workforce. ASU SkySong also includes the co-location of several ASU units engaged in corporate engagement, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and interdisciplinary research.
ASU SkySong supports entrepreneurial ventures and established businesses through a variety of unique ASU services. These services focus on business and organizational development, product and service innovation, and technology transfer to accelerate corporate interests while driving bene cial social change.
By leveraging services and programs facilitated by the University, industry partners can access and commercialize new technologies while growing their capital networks. ASU SkySong partnerships result in stronger, more pro table companies equipped with the necessary tools to contribute to innovation and the global community.
Program and Initiative Highlights
Edson Student Entrepreneur Initiative
Edson is a highly responsive, individualized and student-centered entre- preneurship incubator and accelerator that has supported 260 student ventures and over 1,000 students in the past 10 years.
Furnace Technology Transfer Accelerator
Furnace is an innovative startup accelerator designed to form, incubate and launch new companies based on licensed technology and intellec- tual property from participating research institutions.
ASU Startup Accelerator
ASU Startup School is a comprehensive and proven framework for devel- oping ventures. It consists of a series of facilitated workshops in which entrepreneurs learn how to develop a successful venture. Offered online and in person, ASU Startup School is available to anyone, anywhere.
Co-Start Community is a collaborative network of libraries, muse- ums and community partners around the country that advances and promotes local innovation and entrepreneurship through knowledge sharing.
Innovation Challenge is a series of competitions that are de ned and led by our colleges and schools that engage students by providing entrepreneurial experiences to all ASU students.
ASU Mentor Network
The ASU Mentor Network is a mentoring program supporting student, faculty, and community-led startups that are participants in an ASU accelerator program.