Anita Bell has been appointed as acting director of the Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI). Bell has managed client services for AzCI since its inception in 2003. As the acting director, her responsibilities include directing daily operations, managing client services and programs, and recruiting new clients.
Bell replaces Joann MacMaster who served as the director of AzCI from November 2010 to September 2013. MacMaster was recently appointed Associate for Venture Development with Tech Launch Arizona (TLA).
The Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI) is a business incubator and innovation center that promotes and accelerates technology commercialization, helping entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful companies. AzCI has served over 75 companies since inception in 2003. AzCI is a component of Tech Parks Arizona which is part of the initiative Tech Launch Arizona – a new approach to managing the commercialization of technologies at the University of Arizona.