December, 2016
Welcome to a New AURP Park Post
For many years, AURP published two separate enewsletters each month. The original "Park Post" focused on U.S.-based research park news and events, while the "Forum" focused on capturing and sharing research park news and events from around the globe.
This month we are trying a new approach. Due to the expansion in our membership stateside and abroad, AURP has decided to combine the enewsletters into one cohesive news and AURP information aggregate for your reading benefit.
We welcome you to check it out and provide us your feedback at:

AURP Spring Training 2017
Registration Open

March 13-17, 2017
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, Arizona

Looking for a different kind of professional development? A professional development event that stretches you and helps you reach new heights as a research park director?
Called "AURP's best event ever" each year by attendees, this meeting is a can't-miss for each person responsible for running a research park.
AURP Welcomes Its Newest Members

During the 2016 AURP International Conference, we welcomed a line-up of new members at a special ceremony held in their honor. Please join us in welcoming AURP's newest members. Click here to learn more about them.
AURP 2017 Calendar

Spring Training 2017, Tempe AZ - March 13- 17, 2017 - Register Today! Space is limited.

International Conference 2017, Huntsville, AL - October 9-12, 2017 - More information soon!
Hosted by Cummings Research Park

The  Association of Public and Land-grant Universities named Purdue University  as a top winner at its  2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Designation and Awards Program   on Sunday (Nov. 13). The program took place at the annual meeting in Austin, Texas.
The award recognizes association members for demonstrating excellence and leadership in planning, implementing and evaluating programs and initiatives that support regional economic development.

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Edmonton Research Park -  Meet The ATC

"It was time to move out of the kitchen," recalls Steven Gentles, CEO of  AwareBase. He moved his information management company, then a staff of three, into the professional environment of the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC) in the Edmonton Research Park. It was an easy choice as the rent was reasonable and the building was filled with entrepreneurs experiencing the same hurdles and spurts of growth that his company would face.

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Thank You AURP Corporate Sponsors

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AURP 2017 International Conference
October 9 - 12, 2017

Hosted by Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, Alabama

Mark your calendar and be prepared for an ' out of this world'  event!

Seeing the Cubs win the World Series after 108 years was a thrill beyond compare. But lately I've been quietly celebrating another victory that came to light when the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was announced last month.

This year the Nobel Committee honored 3 world-class chemists who, over the past 4 decades, have pioneered the development of machines 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

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The  University City Science Center's QED proof-of-concept program, designed to bridge the funding gap between the point of discovery and commercialization in the life sciences and health care technology industry, received an in-depth performance evaluation that was released ....

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What a great experience! The  Global Grad Show  at  Dubai Design Week  took place from the 24 th  - 29 th  of October 2016 in Dubai, attracting over 50 universities from 30 different countries. The show has grown to become the world's biggest graduate student gathering showcasing world-class schools graduate projects.  This year  KAUST  was one of the seven schools from the region showcasing innovative works that could shape the future with their designs of tomorrow and game-changing ideas. 

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LifeNet Health is expanding its cell-based research and processing capacity with the opening of a facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP), near Durham. It will be an extension of its flagship research center, the LifeNet Health Institute of Regenerative Medicine, located at the company's headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.

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It  takes more than one label to describe Toronto-based InteraXon Inc. That's because the eight-year-old startup fits not in a single category but rather in an intersection between wearable technology, application development, and health and wellness.

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I Biotechnology and health care are driving the startup industry in Wisconsin and the rest of the country, a new report shows.

Eight Wisconsin venture capital investments, totaling $28.7 million, were included in the PwC MoneyTree™ Report based on data from Thomsen Reuters for the third quarter of this year....

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Microfluidics expert Enplas chooses Chesterford for its first biology laboratory outside Japan, taking a suite within Science Village, Chesterford's flexible, high-quality accommodation for both established and start-up life science companies.

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Nearly $1 million in federal grants have been awarded to the LSU Industrial Innovation Center, Baton Rouge's Research Park Corp. and New Orleans' Propeller Social Impact Equity Fund to support their efforts to boost entrepreneurship and business development.
"Innovation and entrepreneurship is crucial. It's crucial not only to this city, to this state, but to our country as a whole. It's crucial for our economic prosperity," said Julie Lenzer, director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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