Arizona Center for Innovation Startup Company Support The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) fosters technology start-ups, emerging and mature companies develop their ideas, inventions and next evolution of product. In FY 2016, the organization helped 17 companies to reach their next level of business development. AzCI provided services and access to world-class facilities to: DemeteRx Pharmaceuticals, Universal Bio Mining, Codelucida, Grafted Growers, Infinurja, My Social Sitter, EOI Tech, Edible Optics, Agent Sage, EpiSci, LightSense, EPV Sensors, Sharing Tribes, Drone Control Systems, Synactix, Crystal Green Energy and Vidi VR. They have brought their ideas, discoveries and next evolution of product forward through customized programs and access to investment funding. AzCI also partnered with patent attorney firm Perkins Coie and University of Arizona club Innovate UA, to link UA students with business-savvy mentors and to help fund innovation with the Innovative Minds Challenge program for University of Arizona students. The UA student teams presented their innovative ideas and market applications, competing for three Perkins Coie-sponsored cash prizes ($10,000) and Mentored Launch services sponsored by the Arizona Center for Innovation. AzCI also provided internships for internships for five UA students.