Avnet Innovation Lab

Avnet Innovation Lab

Watch the sparks ignite

Innovation starts with a spark: an idea, a solution, a new way of thinking, of doing. Today’s makers will become tomorrow’s titans of tech. They will need to hone their skills to conquer new markets, drive demand and build a supply chain to fulfill it all. That’s where we come in.

In partnership with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), Avnet introduces the Avnet Innovation Lab. This tech start-up “accelerator” will provide participants with monetary awards to help bring their ideas to fruition. Participants will also gain one-on-one access to the brightest minds in technology distribution, supply chain management and next-generation technologies during a 12-18 month program.

In addition to providing critical business consultation and funding for entrepreneurs developing technology, especially new inventions that advance the Internet of Things (IoT), Avnet Innovation Lab participants will have access to dedicated lab space in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering building on the ASU Tempe, Ariz. campus.

Follow along to watch the sparks of innovation ignite.

Want to join the Avnet Innovation Lab?

The Avnet Innovation Lab at Arizona State University’s Fulton Schools of Engineering is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. As an entrepreneur you can leverage the expertise of one of the largest technology distributors in the world – Avnet, and the university ranked #1 in innovation in the U.S. – Arizona State University.
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Avnet Innovation Lab advisory council


Kris Burgoon
Vice President of Marketing, Avnet


Cody Friesen
Avnet Innovation Lab founder, professor
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

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Wade McDaniel
Vice President of Velocity Supply Chain Solutions, Avnet

Kyle Squires
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University