Arizona Impact


By the Numbers

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$4M in BIO5-Funded Grants

BIO5 supports innovative projects and new ideas to further interdisciplinary, catalytic early-stage research by funding seed, team science, equipment and student support grants.

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$974M in Grants, Contracts, Gifts & Licensing Fees

In the last 20 years, $114M in TRIF investments have helped to seed research initiatives, engage industry partners, develop a high-tech workforce, and hire catalytic faculty who have brought in almost $1B in new funding. 

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631 KEYS Alumni

As of 2022, BIO5’s renowned KEYS Research Internship has trained 631 Arizona high school students, with nearly 65% choosing to remain in Arizona for college, creating an exceptional pipeline program of STEM talent. 

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73 Spinout Companies

BIO5-affiliated researchers have created 73 startup companies to date, resulting in new technologies, diagnostics, and treatments.
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50 Conferences and Seminars

Each year, BIO5 hosts and leads over 50 interdisciplinary events to create connections and encourage the sharing of knowledge.

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15K Training & Engagement Opportunities

In its first 20 years, BIO5 has trained and/or employed more than 15,000 high school, undergraduate and graduate students. 

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13 UArizona-Affiliated Colleges

BIO5 members have primary faculty appointments in 13 colleges and more than 77 departments across the University, providing a true multidisciplinary approach.

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2,000+ Paid Jobs

Since 2001, BIO5 has provided thousands of paid jobs since and helped to recruit more than 160 faculty to UArizona.