ASU SkySong – and the SkySong project as a whole – came from the vision of ASU’s president, Dr. Michael M. Crow. His commitment to “The New American University” included a focus on innovation, research and a partnership with the private sector to create opportunities for economic development.
Companies locating at SkySong enjoy a special relationship with ASU, the country’s largest university with over 73,000 students. ASU SkySong occupies 80,000 square feet of space related to entrepreneurship, education, technology and innovation. This space will be expanded and enhanced as ASU SkySong moves into SkySong 3 upon its completion.
The Fulton Schools of Engineering, the College of Technology and Innovation and the W.P. Carey School of Business offer programs ranging from computer science, computer systems engineering, software development and management information systems. With
a combined enrollment of thousands of students, these programs provide SkySong’s tenants with extensive opportunities to recruit
the best talent in the Valley, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, ASU offers professional degree and executive education programs for current employees to continue developing their skills. ASU is committed to its corporate partnerships and values its collaboration with private and public institutions.
SkySong provides ASU with facilities for educational training and instructions in a wide range of topics. And, ASU provides SkySong tenants with direct access to relevant research and educational opportunities. Through ASU’s on-site of ces, tenant companies have a one-stop point of contact for facilitated access to the student and graduate workforce, introductions to researchers, faculty and programs, which address special company interests.