Big IdeasShaping Arizona's Future

Arizona is an environment that encourages bold ideas and facilitates innovative solutions, and the state is perfectly positioned to lead in trends that are changing the way we live and conduct business.

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Connected smart vehicles are here. Travel is heading the way of the future, and Arizona is home to some of the biggest players in the field. 

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

Demand for energy will grow faster than the population – and reliable, non-polluting, cost-effective supply is pivotal for sustained economic growth and maintaining living standards.

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EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

Expanding the learning experience beyond the four walls of a traditional classroom is the way of the future.

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INTERNET OF THINGS

An information-driven economy demands an ever expanding and sophisticated infrastructure. Arizona is poised to lead the big bang of connectivity. 

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FRESH WATER SCIENCE

With the world’s population at 7.6 billion and predicted to grow to 9.8 billion by 2050 the demand for potable and irrigation water has never been greater.

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PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

With adverse effects of prescribed drugs being a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., providing the right drug to the right person at the right time is one of the holy grails of medicine.

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SMART MATERIALS

Industries are being rapidly transformed by products made of incredibly light, yet strong materials.

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TELEMEDICINE

People are living longer than ever, yet chronic diseases increasingly affect their treatment needs, quality of life and productivity.

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AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY

Feeding nine billion people with limited resources already looms as one of the century’s greatest challenges.

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NANOSATELLITES

The downsizing of satellites is radically changing global communications.

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