Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Web-based, members' only meeting

November 5, 2019
Accelerating Innovation: People Programs Places
November 4-7, 2019
Host: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

IC2019 Highlight: Concurrent Sessions Wednesday, November 6
With # AURPIC2019 taking place just weeks from now at  Georgia Tech’s Tech Square,   Nov. 4-7, here's a thumbnail highlight of our dynamic set of concurrent breakout sessions, all on Wed., Nov. 6 .

These breakout session will fuel your learning, provide key take-a-ways for your park and team development and enhance your member connections!

  • Making an Economic Impact: Research Parks in Knowledge Cities
  • Activating Corporations to Strengthen Your Startup Ecosystem
  • Measuring Beyond the Traditional: Capturing the Full Value of Your Community of Innovation
  • Insights on Development of a Life Science / Bio Science Regional Ecosystems
  • Atlanta University Center Consortium
  • Strategies to Protect Your Most Vulnerable IP Assets
  • The Way We Work
  • Amplifying Research Park Results After Inception: Nurture Vs. Nature
  • Inclusion Extending the Benefits of Research Activity

AURP IC2019 will guide you to build core competencies for  ACCELERATING INNOVATION through PEOPLE, PROGRAMS, and PLACES. You'll gain exposure to thought leaders, surface new concepts and leave inspired.

Early Bird Fees End Friday!

Early bird registration fees and hotel rates
this Friday, October 11th!

Limited rooms are still available at the 

#AURPIC2019 #BuildTheAURPNetwork
Thank you to our #AURPIC2019 Sponsors!
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If you're interested in becoming an AURP Corporate Sponsor, click here to learn more.
#AURPIC2019 Features
Spouse/Guest Program
Atlanta is a hot spot of cultural diversity and afire with electricity in all walks of life. Atlanta is ALIVE  . . . harness ing the power of innovation  and entrepreneurship.

This year, Paula Harre, spouse to AURP President Dan Duncan, has volunteered to serve as hostess and organize spouse/guest activities during the AURP conference.

Just reach out to if you are interested in joining in on some sight-seeing of the great Atlanta scene!
State of the Association Meeting Address
This Week!


Tuesday, October 8
1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Don't miss out on this meeting for MEMBERS ONLY.

All members are welcome to join virtually via GoToMeeting.
Member Spotlight: UC-San Diego Opens its Center for Novel Therapeutics
UC San Diego recently celebrated the opening of its Center for Novel Therapeutics (CNT), a facility "designed to accelerate cancer research to clinical trials and then to market," according to UC San Diego.

The $92-million project is located in San Diego’s Torrey Mesa, an area replete with academic researchers, healthcare institutions and life science and technology companies. The CNT, as part of UC San Diego’s Science Research Park, is right near both Jacobs Medical Center and Moores Cancer Center. Learn more.
The CEO's Corner: Brian Darmody
The AURP network converged at the IASP World Conference in Nantes, France, including Brian Darmody, AURP CEO, Carol Stewart, AVP, Tech Parks Arizona; Erin Koshut, ED, Cummings Research Park, and Peter Loya, SR Manager, Tech Parks Arizona!

Congratulations to Ebba Lund on her appointment as IASP CEO! AURP looks forward to partnering with you in this new leadership role. We thank Luis Sanz for his years of service to the greater innovation ecosystem.

Questions for Brian? Connect at
Welcome to Our Newest
AURP Members!
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AURP Corporate Partner!

Check out the AURP Career Center to discover your next career opportunity:

  • Cortex Innovation Community, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • University of South Dakota, Discovery District, President 
  • Auburn Research & Technology Foundation (ARTF), Executive Director
  • Cal State LA BioSpace, Incubator Director
  • SSTI, Policy Analyst
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), Executive Director, Special Assistant to VP
  • HR&A Advisors, Analyst/Senior Analyst - University/Innovation Practice