We’re building a world-class innovation ecosystem in Arizona to attract the best entrepreneurs to the state and accelerate VC investment in the region. Together with the Arizona Commerce Authority, we’ll support entrepreneurs to scale and grow, hire tech talent, and drive digital transformation across sectors like advanced manufacturing, sustainability, digital health, and more.


Advanced Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing program brings together experts and innovative technologies from industries such as supply chain, mobility, semiconductors, and Internet of Things to drive innovation for the Fifth Industrial Revolution.

Startup companies are invited to apply for the Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator - Batch 2 program in Arizona.

Our Founding Partner

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state's leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries.

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Our Corporate Partners

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“Plug and Play sets the standard for accelerating innovation and collaboration, finding the next generation of breakthrough technology. Their new office in Arizona will be a powerful force connecting promising startups with leading industry companies to create deep social and societal impact.”

Katie Hobbs, Governor of Arizona

Our Focus Areas

  • Workforce Training
  • Supply Chain Visibility
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Circular Manufacturing
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Digital Twins
  • AI & Big Data

Key Dates

  • Aug. 23
    Batch 2 Applications Open
  • Sept. 5
    Batch 2 Applications are Reviewed
  • Sept. 2023
    Batch 2 Candidates are invited to Selection Day
  • Oct. 19
    Expo for Batch 1 and Selection Day for Batch 2
  • Oct. 2023
    Launch Batch 2

Apply to our Arizona Advanced Manufacturing program

Startup companies are welcome to apply to become a candidate for the Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator - Batch 2 program powered by Plug and Play Arizona.

Please note applications are open to all startups, although companies with a presence in Arizona will be prioritized. Select candidates will be chosen to pitch at the Advanced Manufacturing Expo on October 19th, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the expo event, 10 companies will be invited to join the Batch 2 program.

Plug and Play's anchor partners the Arizona Commerce Authority, Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon and Intel are proud to support startups and advance Arizona's innovation ecosystem.

See this website for more information about Plug and Play Accelerator programs

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