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Designing, Building & Finding Research Space for Growing Bio Companies & Clusters

 Robust Strategy. Delivering Impact.

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As usual, AURP offers up a full program of knowledge area experts and industries to discuss partnership offerings and bio manufacturing R&D.

Plus this year's AURP BIO Health Caucus will be out of this world (literally!) with biomanufacturing in space.

AURP's 2022 BIO Health Caucus delivers high-impact discussions. Held prior to the BIO International Convention, fuel your networking by joining us on June 12-13.

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The Challenges & Opportunities Before & Above Us
Resources & Announcements
The US EDA Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, via its Build to Scale Program, invites organizations (including Research Parks, Innovation Districts and Tech Hubs) supporting entrepreneurial growth companies to apply for new grant funding. The grant funding application deadline is June 13. Organizations seeking this grant funding may be operating initiatives to unlock investment capital across a region or sector, operating programs to accelerate company growth, empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs, and/or enabling technology commercialization. Learn more and apply here.
The federal program that provides funding for organizations (including Research Parks, Innovation Districts and Tech Hubs) to support potential SBIR/STTR program applicants and awardees is now accepting FY22 grant applications. The deadline is June 27. SBA’s Office of Innovation and Technology's Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program provides funding for organizations to support potential Small Business Innovation Research and Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program applicants and awardees, fulfilling the agency’s goal of connecting small businesses across the country with SBIR/STTR support. Read more.
The US Department of Commerce has announced the re-establishment of the National Advisory Council On Innovation & Entrepreneurship (NACIE) with the appointment of 32 leaders and experts charged with developing a National Entrepreneurship Strategy. NACIE's members will develop a strategy that aims to strengthen the US's ability to compete as the world’s leading startup nation and as the world’s leading innovator in critical emerging technologies. Read more.
#AURP Member & Industry News
The Kauffman Indicators of Early-Stage Entrepreneurship state reports has released a new set of state data. The Kauffman Indicators cover rates of new entrepreneurs, opportunity share of new entrepreneurs, startup early job creation, and startup early survival rate. Kauffman initially has released fresh data on the Heartland states – Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas. The Indicators overall aim to provide a guidepost for early-stage entrepreneurial activity so residents, policymakers and organizations can better understand trends in different aspects of new business creations in their communities. Read more.
Ancora Partners, an AURP Sustaining Corporate Member, has announced it is entering a joint venture with London-based Legal & General Capital (LGC) to acquire and develop $4 billion of life sciences real estate in the US in the next five years, according to Bisnow. LGC is providing $500 million in seed capital to launch the partnership. Under the terms of the joint venture, Bisnow reports LGC and Ancora will each own 50% of the venture, operating under the name Ancora L&G and be led by Ancora's founder, president and CEO, Josh Parker. Ancora L&G will be based in Durham, North Carolina. Read more.
MCB Real Estate LLC has partnered with life sciences and healthcare real estate executive Wilkingson “Will” Germain, current AURP Board Member, to co-found MCB Science + Health. Germain, who will serve as CEO of the company, will focus on pursuing acquisition and development opportunities in US life sciences, medical offices and senior living spaces. Germain joins MCB after 16 years with Chicago-based Ventas, Inc. where he grew its life sciences, research and innovation portfolio by more than $4 billion and more than seven million square feet. Read more.
University of Utah President Taylor Randall, in a move to accelerate research to commercialization, is elevating the university's chief innovation and economic engagement officer to a cabinet-level position. The new role, held by Keith Marmer, will work closely with the university’s Interim Vice President for Research Erin Rothwell to broaden the impact of the university's research mission through commercialization and corporate engagement. The administrative change takes effect on July 1. Read more.
After more than 27 years in leadership positions at the Milwaukee Regional Innovation Center and its predecessor organization, the Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation, Guy Mascari, current Executive Director, announced he will retire at the end of this year. Since joining the organization in 1995, Mascari has helped grow the Milwaukee County Research Park into the largest office and technology cluster in the Milwaukee area with over 2.1 million square feet of space in 18 separate buildings. Entrepreneurs and start-up businesses that Mascari mentored have a combined valuation of over $650 million with more than 1,500 jobs added to the local economy. Read more.
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Check out the AURP Career Center to discover your next career opportunity, including:

  • 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
  • Senior Director, Marcom Operations, Office of Innovation, University of Cincinnati
  • Managing Director, Pennovation Works
  • Associate VP for Research and Executive Director, ODU Research Foundation

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!