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Why co-locate at SkySong

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1.2 million square feet mixed-use development

60+ established and new tech-market companies

5 buildings at near capacity

10 ASU centers and units located on site

17 meeting rooms and conference spaces

$30B economic impact projected over 30 years

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THE ASU CONNECTION

The ASU Difference

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The nation’s largest University, working inside the nation’s 5th largest metropolitan area has figured it out. And the world is taking notice.

In just 10 short years, ASU’s strategic efforts to introduce educational assets and strategic partnerships to the business community has established SkySong as the world-class model for rapidly growing economic incubators. Today, over 50 successful businesses experience accelerated growth in real time with SkySong’s unique assets - a proven collaboration with talented students (SkySong’s own ASU online program and local campuses) research teams, faculty expertise, onsite lab facilities, like-minded global businesses, leading industry affiliates and many other established resources. Here, hundreds of people from all disciplines assemble weekly to collaborate, problem-solve and propel the biggest and best ideas forward to levels that are changing our future.

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#1 Most Innovative School in the U.S. in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, according to U.S. News & World Report

Top 10 in the world for patents, according to the U.S. National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association

#2 in the world for excellence in employer-student connections, according to QS World University Rankings 2019

A world leader in executive educationaccording to Financial Times, 2018

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Grow with us – in more ways than one. We offer:

  • Corporate engagement and strategic partnerships
  • Tailored corporate curriculums
  • Research collaborations
  • Internship opportunities

Companies located at SkySong have the opportunity to partner with Arizona State University, which has more than 110,000 students studying across four metropolitan Phoenix campuses, in Lake Havasu and online. ASU is the largest public university in the nation, with the majority of its students attending its campus in Tempe, Arizona, located less than three miles away.

ASU convenes world-class students and faculty from a diverse variety of backgrounds to tackle tough global challenges. We also conduct a range of use-inspired research, from short-term inquiries to longer-term research and development projects. As the nation’s No. 1 school for innovation, ASU offers a wide array of consulting services, from sustainability and cybersecurity to supply chain and organizational design and more. In addition to being co-located with some of ASU’s innovative research and education units that include entrepreneurial and online education programs, SkySong tenant companies have a single ASU point of contact for introductions to researchers, faculty and programs and accessing other resources.

Whether you are looking to grow and develop your company, solve critical R&D challenges, locate your company in a vibrant innovation ecosystem or all of the above, we will work with you to create a customized partnership that helps you achieve your unique goals.

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IN THE CENTER OF IT ALL

In the center of it all

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Scottsdale is widely known as a business-centric city as well as one of the country’s most popular destinations for recreational amenities. SkySong tenants are minutes from the best of Scottsdale and its world-renowned shopping, entertainment, resorts, restaurants and nightlife – as well as what the entire Phoenix Metro area has to offer.

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from Scottsdale Road, the main corridor running through Scottsdale’s popular North and South

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south of Downtown Scottsdale, a main attraction for tourism and advanced technology companies

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north of AZ State Route 202, connecting the east and west valley

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from ASU’s Tempe Campus – a research-centric environment

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to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, which offers nonstop service to more than 100 domestic and 22 international destinations, and welcomes over 44 million business travelers and visitors each year

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to Interstate 10, Arizona’s major north-to-south driving route

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FROM VISION TO FRUITION

The ASU Difference

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SkySong is recognized nationally as a leading center for the support of entrepreneurship and innovation. It is currently home to over 60 companies, from startups to Fortune 100, which quickly prosper within this unique, cutting-edge environment:

  • Starbucks.
  • Amazon Web Services.
  • Canon.
  • CenturyLink.
  • Ticketmaster.
  • ASU specialty departments, including ASU Entrepreneurship + Innovation as well as ASU Online that offers more than 100 degrees.
  • ASU affiliates including the Global Chamber, Science Foundation Arizona and The Sustainability Consortium.
  • Successful ASU student-run companies which continue to grow at SkySong.

 

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The community plan was intentionally designed to provide many on-site conveniences:

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157-room Element Hotel (plus 20 other hotels within a 4-mile radius)

SkySong apartments

325-unit SkySong luxury residential apartments

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Restaurants and retail amenities

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17 professional meeting and classroom spaces complete with the latest technology and equipment

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Generous shaded outdoor gathering areas to promote health and wellness

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Pedestrian and bike connections allow easy access popular Scottsdale amenities

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