#AURP Upcoming Events
Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Program Manager, SBA Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus - STAR Campus
Prior to BIO International Convention

AURP's Insights into Research Parks (I2RP) heads to the First State, Delaware! Join us for I2RP 2022 (May 11-12) and get a front-row look at University of Delaware's University of Delaware’s (UD) Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus — STAR Campus, Newark, DE.

At this year's I2RP, you'll learn UD's STAR Campus' unique story of ongoing developments and programs as well as their P3 model for business attraction and retention. Our action-packed agenda kicks off with an optional opening tour of Saint Gobain-SageGlass (May 11). Register here!
#AURP Member & Industry News
AURP announced this week a realignment of its executive team with AURP's Vickie Palmer appointed as AURP's new CEO, Brian Darmody named Chief Strategy Officer and Diana Horn named Membership and Meetings Manager. This new team structure is designed to optimize AURP’s continued success and global development strategies. “On behalf of AURP’s Board of Directors and our membership community, I extend our sincere congratulations to Vickie, Brian and Diana for their new leadership roles with AURP,” said Leah Burton, AURP President and Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office, NC State University. Read more.
IonQ, winner of our AURP 2021 Innovation Award and resident at the University of Maryland's Discovery District, was recently named to TIME’s annual TIME100 Most Influential Companies list. This ranking highlights 100 companies that are making an extraordinary impact across the globe. IonQ, a leader in trapped-ion quantum computing, was selected for inclusion in the “New Frontiers” category. To assemble the list, TIME solicited nominations from every sector - ranging from health care and entertainment to transportation and technology - from its editors and correspondents around the world, and from industry experts. Read more.
AURP Chief Strategy Officer Brian Darmody joined a panel of experts at last month's UIDP Face2Face Conference at Georgia Tech's Global Learning Center to discuss current research hubs, the role of incubators and accelerators in creating research parks and HBCUs building innovation spaces around their campuses and linking to corporations. Brian joined with Greg King, Associate VP for Economic Development, Georgia Tech; Charles Ross, CEO, InBIA; and Affan Sheikh, Manager, Public-Private Partnerships, Infrastructure, Hayat Brown. David Tyndall, Founder/CEO of Collaborative Real Estate, also participated in the session discussion. Read more.
The Business Journals' national editor Ashley Fahey posted an article last week on "Reporter's Notebook: University-affiliated innovation districts gain momentum." Fahey writes: "Long concentrated in places like Silicon Valley, Boston and the Bay Area, it now seems every city and university - public or private, small or large - is looking to build out academic programs and supportive real estate development focused on innovation." The article cites, as examples, Trammell Crow Company's project with Georgia Tech's new biosciences and health innovation district and Wexford Science + Technology's project with the University of Washington in Seattle on a 69-acre innovation district. Read more.
The University of Washington Board of Regents last month approved the development plan for the first major project in the UW’s newly named Portage Bay Crossing area on the west side of the Seattle campus. The Regents approved a ground lease of the property at Site W27 to Wexford Science + Technology and a lease of building space by the University. Wexford will develop and manage long-term an 11-story building totaling about 340,000 rentable square feet of lab, office, collaboration and retail space. Read more.
Send Us Your Economic Impact Reports!

Research parks, innovation districts and tech hubs are strong economic, job-creating engines and contribute to economic development of local communities, regions, states and nations.

Our AURP Website features current impact studies that illustrate the dynamic impact of university research parks, innovation districts and tech hubs.

We're ready to include your impact report on our website! Learn more.

Deadline: May 6, 2022 

Submit your proposal to host AURP’s 2023 International Conference!

As an AURP International Conference host, you’ll gain international recognition for your research community and help shape content for the conference.

Host Proposal deadline: May 6, 2022.
Send your proposal to Vickie Palmer at vickiepalmer@aurp.net. 
AURP Membership: Are you exploring how your region
can become a technology hub?
AURP U.S. Membership Map (as of March 2022)
Connect with your peer regional tech hubs by becoming a Member of AURP. Our AURP Members gain access to a global network of the brightest minds in regional technology communities to forge the long-term relationships that define AURP’s membership through connections. Learn more via our new brochure!

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

  • Senior Director, Marcom Operations, Office of Innovation, University of Cincinnati
  • Managing Director, Pennovation Works
  • Associate VP for Research and Executive Director, ODU Research Foundation
  • Executive Director, BioBAT, Brooklyn, NY
  • Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota
  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University System of MD
  • Vice President for Research, Chapman University
  • Director of Licensing, NUtech Ventures, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Executive Director, Western Research Parks, Western University

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!