COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

Dear AURP Friends,
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched the lives and businesses of our friends and colleagues across our community of innovation. Our research community has been impacted by recent cancellations of conferences, closure of universities, and large gatherings. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those affected. 
As the original Community of Innovation since 1986, AURP’s duty is to serve as a trusted resource for this important network. As the global situation evolves daily, safety is our utmost concern for our communities, entrepreneurs, and employees. We can assure our membership that we will continue to provide high-quality resources and up-to-date information. Of equal importance, we will be at the front lines to spur global economic growth and stability as the current crisis ends and we shift our attention towards recovery.
Keeping in line with our mission to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth in a global economy through university, industry and government partnerships, AURP will explore online educational offerings that build upon existing fundamentals to overcome these challenging scenarios.
At this time, we have no plans to cancel the  BIO Health Caucus  scheduled on June 7-8, 2020 in San Diego, in conjunction with BIO’s International Convention. We have a great agenda on tap and will communicate with our colleagues at BIO to evaluate moving selected sessions to a virtual platform, if necessary. Additionally, we continue planning and fundraising for the  AURP International Conference  taking place in Salt Lake City on November 3-6, 2020, hosted by University of Utah Research Park. 
As the impact of the coronavirus evolves, you can count on AURP to continue to share information and updates as well as how it impacts our community. Many of our members are working on strategies to manage in this time of health crisis. Here are two free webinar opportunities , both on Thursday, March 19th at 1:00 pm EDT :
With so much information currently available publicly about Coronavirus, it’s our responsibility to make certain our community remains adequately, properly and responsibly informed on Coronavirus. With that in mind, we are keeping our community informed on Coronavirus through the up-to-date resources:
As we have done for nearly 35-years, AURP will continue to provide the leadership, knowledge, and connections that facilitate positive impact. Because when we meet, we do change the world.

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