AURP's Inaugural BIO Health Caucus
Join your fellow life science colleagues at AURP’s inaugural BIO Health Caucus held just prior to the BIO International Convention.

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS: If you are planning, managing, or expanding a bio health innovation cluster at your university health science center, hospital, or research, Alex Philippidis , Senior News Editor of GEN , with present the recent bio rankings for U.S. cities and bio clusters in Europe and Asia.

Christian Braemer of Benefunder , and Chad Gobel of Gobel Group & Futurus Group , will discuss how donor-centric and fund-centric approaches can align university research offices with university donor relations offices to increase funding for infrastructure and startup companies in your bio health district.

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!

In Part 2 of this BioTalk, BioHealth Innovation President and CEO Rich Bendis sits down with industry leaders to talk about the forum and their views on the growth of the region. Rich speaks with guests Brian Darmody , CEO of AURP, and Vijay Ravindran, CEO of 2019 Crab Trap Winner Floreo.
NIST Releases Findings
In late April, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced  the release of a  Final Green Paper  from its  Return on Investment Initiative for Unleashing American Innovation . The ROI Initiative is designed to advance the  Lab-to-Market Cross Agency Priority (CAP) Goal  of the  President’s Management Agenda (PMA) . This national goal aims to dramatically increase returns from the more than $150 billion per year of U.S. federal investment in research and development (R&D). 
An Attitude for Gratitude
On April 18, 2019, Timothy J. Regan , President and CEO of the Whiting-Turner (WT) Contracting Company gave a lecture at A. James Clark Hall at UMD campus on Endless Opportunities: Thoughts on Growing A Career Ruled by “Paying Forward’ . The lecture took place just a few steps from the AURP Washington DC area office in the UMD Discovery District.

Regan is a UMD alum and WT, a major supporter of AURP. Speaking before a packed forum, he commented on the need to be persistent, flexible and grateful in a career. Regan helped WT become a major force in building biotechnology facilities.

WT constructed the new Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation on the UMD campus that will open this month and if you were at the 2018 AURP International Conference at the UMD you will recall walking by this amazing $156M structure.

Congrats to Tim Regan for your mentorship and advice to budding engineers.
Professional Partnership Opportunities
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Awards of Excellence
Join us at IC2019 as we recognize this year's awards recipients, including NEW Rising Star (under 40)!

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

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V ice President and Director of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Chris Downing, who has served Georgia Tech for 31 years, will leave behind a legacy of leadership in technology-based economic development, university outreach and technical assistance, entrepreneurship and start-up support.

Congratulations Chris!
Jackie Kerby Moore Elected as Vice Chair of FLC

Congratulations to Jackie Kerby Moore, Executive Director of Sandia Science & Technology Park , on her recent election as Vice Chair of the Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) . Jackie is an AURP Past President, recipient of the prestigious Career Achievement Award, Sustaining Member, and active member of the AURP Advisory Council.

Congratulations Jackie! FLC continues to be in good hands!

Rick Sanders, who has championed economic development during his tenure on the ISU Research Park Board, will fill the vacancy created when Stephen Carter retired at the end of 2018, after 18 years at the helm. Sanders will begin his new duties on June 1.

Welcome aboard Rick! Best wishes to you in your new role at ISU Research Park!
UNLV and Caesars Entertainment Create Innovative Technology Hub to Test and Showcase New Gaming and Hospitality Concepts
The 43,000 square-foot “Black Fire Innovation” space will include replicated elements of a Caesars casino and resort to provide real-life conditions for product testing and a place for students to train to enter the workforce of the future. Read more.

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

  • Purdue Technology Center-Aerospace, Senior Life Science Business Development Manager
  • 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
  • Mayo Clinic, Florida, Project Portfolio Manager - Life Science Incubator
  • Mayo Clinic, Florida, Senior Program Coordinator - Life Science Incubator