June 2-3, 2019
Quorum, The Science Center
Philadelphia, PA
Early bird deadline: May 20

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
AURP's Inaugural BIO Health Caucus
11 DAYS and counting until the bio-networking event of 2019!

It's not too late to reserve your seat among your fellow life science colleagues at AURP’s inaugural BIO Health Caucus held just prior to BIO 2019.

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS: If you are planning on attending the AURP BIO Networking Dinner the Sunday before BIO, look forward to Katherine Merton , Head of JLABS NYC , and Stephen Susalka , CEO of AUTM , will discuss the the role of technology commercialization and entrepreneurship labs in building bio health communities of innovation.

Tami Howie of DLA Piper , Demian Costa of Weller Development and AURP CEO, Brian Darmody , will discuss Opportunity Zones from a BIO point of view and the regulations that come with a bio health startup companies.

Connect with AURP at booth #3955 or One-on-One Partnering! 

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BIO International Convention in Philadelphia, June 3-6 , celebrates the globally important innovations in biotech that start with one: one meeting, one theory, one trial, one breakthrough. Take advantage of unparalleled business partnering, gain insights in hundreds of education sessions, and network with 16,000+ of biotech's most influential. Register now!

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announces the 2019 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition, opens June 10 - 20, to recognize the nation's most innovative accelerators and award them cash prizes they may use to fund their operations costs focused towards helping entrepreneurs apply for government R&D funding.
In April 2019, Arizona State University broke ground on the first building that will be part of the new Health Futures Centers.

Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University Alliance for Health Care have partnered up to transform medical education, accelerate research discoveries and improve health care innovation within the community.

This collaborative partnership will combine various programs from ASU and Mayo Clinic and the building representing the commitment to future innovation. The Health Futures Center is set to open late 2020.
Professional Partnership Opportunities
Connecting with professionals has never been so easy!
Awards of Excellence
Join us at IC2019 as we recognize this year's awards recipients, including NEW Rising Star (under 40)!

Call for IC2020 Host
Showcase your Park or Innovation District by hosting AURP 2020 International Conference.

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Joe Meredith, President and CEO of Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center since 1993, was honored last week with the Alumni Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the success and transformation of the university. VTCRC was named the AURP Outstanding Research Park Award recipient in 2010.

Well deserved. Congratulations Joe!
Research Parks & Innovation Districts are all about building sustainable communities and watching them grow.

The BNMC report highlights their goals of driving innovation, cultivating a safe and inclusive environment for their community and connecting youth, residents and neighborhoods to new economic opportunities. Click here to learn more!

In a 2018 survey of Canadian research and technology parks, the summary reports growth since the 2012 study; including 89,193 direct and indirect jobs tracked by these parks (compared to 65,187 in 2012). Click here for the executive summary.

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

  • Tech Parks Arizona, Executive Director at the University of Arizona Innovation Center
  • TEConomy Partners LLC, Economic Development Project Manager
  • TEConomy Partners LLC, Associate Economic Development Project Manager
  • Idaho State University, Vice President for Research and Economic Development