#AURP Upcoming Events
Communicators Check-In - Roundtable

Daniel Goetzel, Entrepreneurial Lead, NSF
NSF's New Regional Tech Hub Program
The Growth of Delaware's
P3 Innovation Ecosystem
Designing, Building & Finding Research Space for Growing Bio Companies & Clusters
 Robust Strategy. Delivering Impact.
Get a front-row look at University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus — STAR Campus, in Newark, DE on May 11-12 at our next I2RP.

While learning about this unique P3 partnership and shared collaboration strategies for this mega interdisciplinary hub, gather with executives from Delaware Prosperity Partnership; HBCU community-Delaware State University; Delaware BioScience Association; National Development Council; and Discover Bank; plus tours of NIIMBL and Fintech Innovation Center.

Pack comfortable footwear for this super-charged Insight to Research Parks but don't miss our special pit stop where we'll "scream for ice cream" at the MOO Mobile UDairy Creamery. Who can guess the flavor of innovation commemorating Aunt Sallie, America's first Founding Mother of Ice Cream?

Our agenda is full of action-packed information sharing including an optional opening tour of Saint Gobain-SageGlass (May 11).

Don't miss out! Register here!

Celebrate June in San Diego with your AURP friends!
This year's BIO Health Caucus (June 12-13 in San Diego) continues the tradition of high-powered, high-impact innovation experts sharing their insights on design, building and finding research space to accommodate growing demand.
Held prior to the BIO International Convention in San Diego, spark your networking
by converging at AURP's 2022 BIO Health Caucus, June 12-13.
#AURP Member & Industry News
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation (UACI) grand opening, celebrated its newest incubator site at Biosphere 2 supporting renewable energy startups. UACI at Biosphere 2 launched with four startups, all of which are going through UACI’s structured 27-point roadmap that takes them through a continuum of education provided by mentors, advisors and community collaborators. University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins was joined by government officials, business leaders, innovators and community members at the recent ribbon cutting. Read more.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Scarlet Hotel is open for business! Located on the Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC), the 154-room Marriott Tribute hotel is home to The Good Life Coffee Shop; the Well & Good, the hotel’s signature restaurant; and the Barred Owl, the rooftop bar with views of Lincoln. “The amenities that this hotel is providing to the campus, including additional food and drink options, helps NIC continue to develop into a place where companies, employees and the community want to be,” said Dan Duncan, NIC Executive Director and Past AURP President. Read more.
The Bayh-Dole Coalition's webinar on Tues., April 26, 1:00-2:30pm ET will address "Attacks on Bayh-Dole are Attacks on Small Business," covering the contentious issue on "march-in rights" that may hamper the US innovation economy. Uniting small business experts, start-up entrepreneurs, early-stage investors and academic technology managers — this webinar will explore this issue and how it could hobble the Bayh-Dole Act's effectiveness. Register here.
The US Senate has confirmed Laurie Locascio, PhD, the University of Maryland’s vice president for research, to serve as under secretary for standards and technology in the Department of Commerce. In this role, Dr. Locascio will serve as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where she rose from a research biomedical engineer to senior leadership before joining the University of Maryland. Read more.

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is accepting applications for the FY22 Build to Scale (B2S) program, which is designed to invest in regional economies through scalable business startups.

The Build to Scale program’s national competitions will deploy $45 million to further technology-based economic development initiatives that accelerate high-quality job growth, create more economic opportunities, and support the next generation of industry leading companies. The deadline to apply for this program is Monday, June 13 by 11:59pm ET. Read more.
Appalachian State University has broken ground on a long-held goal and a valuable piece of its future — the Innovation District project. Phase one of development includes the Conservatory for Biodiversity and Education, which will serve as a vital link between the campus and the regional community through education, research and outreach. The long-term Innovation District project has been included in the university’s master planning since 2016 with the property receiving millennial campus status in fall 2015 — a designation made by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Read more.
Send Us Your
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.

Take a look at the Nebraska Innovation Campus's newly released 2021 Campus Snapshot!

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

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. 
expand your regional technology hub
by joining our network
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:

  • 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
  • Executive Director, BioBAT, Brooklyn, NY
  • Vice President of Research, University of Minnesota
  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, University System of MD

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!