Executive Director – The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI
Eric Smith has more than a decade’s worth of technology commercialization experience and a passion for entrepreneurship. He came to the UACI after serving as the commercialization network manager for Tech Launch Arizona (TLA) where he was responsible for moving UA research and technological innovation into the marketplace. An entrepreneur in his own right, Smith has started, developed and has sold a startup company. He holds a BSBA in business management and entrepreneurship, and an MBA from UArizona.