October 2-3, 2019
Host: Research Triangle Park
The Durham Hotel, Raleigh, NC

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Web-based, members' only meeting
Accelerating Innovation:
People Programs Places
November 4-7, 2019
Host: Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA

November 5, 2019
Submission Deadline: September 5, 2019
Ready to Launch - All Systems Go!
Forge Your Future @AURP! 

AURP is thrilled to roll out the  NEW  and greatly  IMPROVED   web presence and management system! Chock full of communications and networking options for our members, we will continue to communicate and showcase benefits. A few system highlights include:

Institutional Members’ Map  – Our interactive map highlights the AURP membership, showcasing our Sustaining Members.

Opportunity Zone Accelerator Map  – This OZ map identifies member institutions that have a portion of their infrastructure or land located in an OZ.

Expand your network …at the touch of your fingertips! Update and link your unique profile to all AURP membership. 
• Add your headshot, institutional pictures, and logo. 
• Send and receive messages, connecting to members around the world.
• Make Connections, ie add a ‘Friend’ connection. 
• On ‘My Community’, use this field as a means to reach out to specific colleagues. Think ‘office hours’!

E-List (the AURP list serve)  – continues to be a simple communications tool with all members by simply sending an email.

Invoices  – All invoices (dues, registration, etc.) are now all conveniently located within
your profile. Invoices can be paid online through the system.

Calendar  – the NEW AURP calendar keeps you up to date on all AURP events!

Share in THE network @AURP #DiscoverAURP
Click the image to view the member guide
Atlanta is Calling!
#AURP2019 #DiscoverAURP
Technology Square at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the site extraordinaire for AURP's 2019 International Conference

The Planning Committee has outdone themselves once again developing a robust and knowledge-packed program for all innovation professionals. See for yourself!

At #AURPIC2019 , we're inspiring executives to foster entrepreneurial communities.

AURP is THE global epicenter of
academia, research, and economic development professionals.
BIO Health Caucus @ AURP IC2019
The Rise of BioHealth Innovation Districts Around the Globe

Billions of dollars of new bio health facilities are being constructed by university health science centers, medical schools and health oriented communities around the world.
These facilities include space for biotech start ups, shared wet labs, maker spaces, bio-pharma partnering places, and community engagement centers.

To address the specific financing and management needs of these very complex bio health projects, the AURP BIO Health Caucus will be meeting on Nov. 5th at Georgia Tech, in conjunction with AURP IC2019.

If you are planning, managing or expanding a bio health innovation district or health research and innovation facility, you will want to attend this dynamic workshop. Apply to be one of twelve bio health innovation projects presenting during the 'Twelve in Sixty' to learn from your peers around the world in 5-minute lightning rounds.

Register for the day or increase your impact by attending the AURP International Conference. Service providers wanting to increase their visibility are encouraged to sponsor this special Caucus
Fun & Funky Raleigh
October 2-3, 2019
RTP is being reimagined.

The 7000 acre, granddaddy of Research Parks is undergoing a renaissance - public and private partners alongside park companies are investing $1B in the heart of the park, called Hub RTP. Fun and funky Durham and Hub RTP are waiting for you to share in their rebirth.

At this I2RP, designed for those interested in viewing distinctive parks, learning their unique story of ongoing development and programs, in addition to challenges and opportunities. Gather with us at iconic Research Triangle Park, at our exclusive learning environment and knowledge exchange. Discover more! #I2RPatRTP
Cummings Research Park Announces
New Academic Partnership
Cummings Research Park will be the permanent site of Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering. This new residential magnet school will provide academically motivated Alabama students with educational opportunities in cyber security technology and engineering and be a resource for Alabama teachers.

Member News
Meet the new Annual Corporate Sponsors!
If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor of AURP, check out more details on how your organization can become a crucial part of the AURP community!
Welcome our newest AURP members!

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

  • 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