Watermark Retirement Communities

Watermark is headquartered in Tucson and is one of the largest retirement community companies in the US. It currently manages 40 assets in 21 states with more than 4,000 residents, including Continuing Care Retirement Communities, standalone independent living, assisted living, and memory.


HealthSouth ( is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services and through the acquisition of Encompass Home Health and Hospice, an industry leader in home-based patient care.

Banner iCare

Banner iCare is an in-home remote monitoring program for chronically ill patients. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Banner Health is one of the largest nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns and operates 29 acute-care hospitals; long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services, including family clinics, home care and hospice services, pharmacies and a nursing registry.

Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System

The VA operates outpatient clinics, and uses telemedicine and other services to accommodate a diverse veteran population, and continues to cultivate ongoing medical research and innovation to improve the lives of veterans. CIC has partnered with doctors at the VA to obtain domain expertise in the healthcare field. The VA will also provide recruitment channels for field evaluation.

Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

CAS Institute of Automation is a premier IT research establishment in China. The institution has conducted extensive research in the areas of analytics, data mining, text mining, and smart public health, with significant funding support from the government funding agencies and industry.

Startup Tucson

Startup Tucson is dedicated to developing a community and environment in which startup businesses can grow and thrive. It supports small businesses by providing networking and instructional events and opportunities, awarding and administering grant funding from the Small Business Administration’s “ScaleUp America” program, linking businesses with local talent, and even mentoring middle and high school students.