#AURP Upcoming Events

Where are the Leading Technology Clusters in Canada and the U.S.:
A Webinar Discussion Previewing Issues AURP Will Feature at #AURPIC2022
in Toronto (September 19-22)

Guest Speakers
Steve Ezell, VP, Global Innovation Policy; Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation, ITIF
Mark Schaan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science & Economic Development, Canada

Learn more about ITIF's new report on leading tech clusters in Canada and the U.S.

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Straight out of McMaster University, these faculty-entrepreneurs will reflect on their journey and challenges; the barriers they've faced to move their technologies out of the lab growing into successful life science companies. With experienced moderator, Gay Yuyitang, Executive Director at McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO), you'll learn first-hand the struggle of balancing the roles of faculty member versus entrepreneur and identifying the missing keys in the business equation. The engagement of external management and investors has impacted their success. Knowing the role of the university tech transfer office has its advantages. In this frank discussion, discover how additional services can strengthen relationships and enhance success.
Jonathan Bramson, PhD
Co-founder of Triumvira Immunologics in 2015. By accessing the latest industry technologies, Triumvira is pursuing highly innovative autologous and allogeneic approaches for TAC-based programs. Vice Dean for Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University, Jonathan holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Translational Cancer Immunology.
Sheila Singh, PhD
Established in 2007, The Sheila Singh Lab studies the regulation of brain tumour initiating cells (BTIC) signaling pathways in glioblastoma, brain metastases, childhood medulloblastoma. Sheila holds a Tier 1 Senior Canada Research Chair in Human Brain Cancer Stem Cell Biology, and is Director of McMaster Surgeon Scientist Program.
Speaker to be announced.

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Resources & Announcements
Massachusetts, California, Ontario, Maryland and Washington rank highest among North American states/provinces in ITIF’s recently released index scoring subnational innovation competitiveness. The ITIF index also shows Canadian provinces overrepresent among North America’s most competitive states in the innovation economy with Ontario (host region for AURP IC2022, Sept. 19-22) ranking third, British Columbia fourth and Quebec ninth. Read more.
The University of Kentucky - CEDIK and USDA Rural Development last month launched the Rural America Placemaking Toolkit. The new Toolkit is a dynamic, interactive website providing education, resources, activities, and tools on rural placemaking. The Toolkit also links information seekers with technical assistance providers, financial assistance providers and how-to guides on implementing placemaking in local communities. Learn more.
#AURP Member & Industry News
AURP's Brian Darmody attended the Embassy of Canada to the United States' special event in Washington, DC, July 1, to celebrate Canada Day. The Canadian Ambassador to the United States, Kirsten Hillman, welcomed attendees at the event. AURP's 2022 International Conference (Global Innovation At Scale: Robust Strategy. Delivering Impact) is September 19-22, in Toronto, Ontario. 

Registration for #AURPIC2022 has just opened! Learn more and register now!
AURP's Brian Darmody and TUFF's Kevin Byrne (in photo) presented on the role of incubators and accelerators in developing communities of innovation at InBIA's International Conference ICBI36 at Georgia Tech's Tech Square. Additional AURP-represented members included Guy Mascari, Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center; Rebecca Motley, Research Park at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Ariella Lukach, Stiletto; Eric Smith, University of Arizona Center for Innovation; and Jeff Smith, University Corporate Research Park UCRP at MSU Foundation.
The University of Arizona's (UA) Steward Observatory is expanding its Engineering and Technical Services research, testing and demonstration operations at the UA Tech Park. The observatory will increase its footprint to roughly 25,000 square feet for offices and lab space to complement the 5,000 square feet of testing and evaluation space in a related building. The UA Tech Park campus provides a key platform with its ability to rapidly expand operations to accommodate high growth organizations such as the observatory. Read more.
The Embry-Riddle Research Park generated $137 million of total economic impact in Florida in 2021 — a 50% increase from 2019. Targeting high-growth sectors, the research park supports more than 700 jobs overall directly and indirectly — up nearly 40% from 2019. The Research Park's cornerstone, the John Mica Engineering and Aerospace Innovation Complex, has directly created more than 120 high-paying jobs with an average salary over $78,000. Read more.
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Check out the AURP Career Center to discover your next career opportunity, including:

  • Executive Director & CEO - Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center, Inc. Technology Innovation Center LLC
  • Senior Analyst - BioHealth Innovation, Inc.
  • Entrepreneur-In-Residence Role - BioHealth Innovation, Inc. and NIH
  • Associate Vice President of Economic Development and Executive Director, Atwood Innovation Plaza 
  • Director/Corporate Lead, Real Estate & Infrastructure, ClavystBio
  • Head of Biotech & Life Science Ecosystem Development, Wake Forest University School of Medicine 
  • Vice President for Research and Innovation, San Diego State University
  • Economic Development Project Manager, TEConomy Partners, LLC
  • Director of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Works, University of Illinois Research Park

Would you like to showcase your Community of Innovation, tenant or university activities (including newly released Impact Reports) in an upcoming AURP Park Post? We want to hear your stories and news to share with our greater AURP community. Email us today!