June 2-3, 2019
Quorum, The Science Center
Philadelphia, PA

October 2-3, 2019
Host: Research Triangle Park
The Durham Hotel, Raleigh, NC
Accelerating Innovation:
People Programs Places
November 4-7, 2019
Host: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

Deadline: June 14

Deadline Extended: June 15
2019 Chair
2019 Media Partner

Negotiating salaries and benefits are critical in hiring and retaining a quality team. Take advantage of the information compiled to assist you and your university research park or innovation district in determining equitable compensation for your leadership team.

The AURP 2019 Salary Survey is open through Friday, June 14th.
(This and more in the recent Van Scoyoc Associates newsletter) 

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy will award 231 grants totaling $46 million to 202 small businesses in 39 states and the District of Columbia. Funded through DOE's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, today's selections are for Phase 1 research and development.
STAR Park Co-Hosts First Annual
Digital 360 Summit
On May 21-22, STAR Park co-hosted the first annual Digital 360 Summit. An invitation only event, held in conjunction with CMG, brought 100 of the nation's thought leaders in SMART infrastructure, buildings and utilities together for a series of workshops and panel presentations exploring the future of technology applications. At the event, Texas State University Provost Gene Bourgeois announced a new initiative to make STAR Park a "research neighborhood" available for collaborative research, demonstration projects and experiential learning. Click here to learn more!
Check out these stories from your neighborhood Research Parks!

Officials broke ground on the latest office building to join the 150-acre area surrounding the campus which is designed to further link university, business, and the community.

Based at the University of Central Florida business incubator in East Orange County, Stacie Ruth and her team have developed a new generation of portable nebulizers after she witnessed the effects of medical technology.
Professional Partnership Opportunities
Connecting with professionals has never been so easy!
AURP Awards of Excellence
At the International Conference 2019, AURP will recognize this year's awards recipients, including the NEW Rising Star Award (under 40).

 This is your opportunity to nominate a peer, park, or innovation district, encourage a peer to apply for such recognition, or to apply yourself.

Call for Host Proposals for
2020 International Conference
With the support of AURP Board of Directors and team, here's your chance to showcase your Park or Innovation District by hosting AURP 2020 International Conference.

For questions or more information, contact AURP at
(520) 529-2524 or


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

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