October 2016
  AURP Salary Survey
We are pleased to announce that the AURP 2016 Salary Survey is open for your response. The survey should take 3-5 minutes to complete. Your input is invaluable for all AURP members; gaining access to information on what their colleagues are receiving in the form of pay and benefits.
Please participate in the Salary Survey by Friday, November 18th  and then take advantage of the information we compile to assist you and your university research park in determining equitable compensation for your leadership team.

Karolinska Institutet Inaugurates Research Centre in Hong Kong
From hkstp.org
Recently the Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine was inaugurated in Hong Kong. The centre is Karolinska Institutet's first hub outside of Sweden. Researchers from around the world will be able to conduct research within regenerative medicine at the new facility with the goal of eventually being able to replace damaged or lost tissue.

By establishing this node in Hong Kong, Karolinska Institutet (KI) is strengthening its research within regenerative medicine.

"This is a natural step for KI, given our ambition of continuing to be a leading international university in medical research. Hong Kong is a global hub for research and innovation and provides unique opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange. By establishing this new centre, we hope to take a significant step forward in an area that can have important future implications for human health," says Karin Dahlman-Wright, Karolinska Institutet's Acting Vice-Chancellor. 
Read more.
From sk.ru
Elmira Safarova_ the new science director of the Skolkovo Foundation's biomed cluster. Photo_ Sk.ru.
Elmira Safarova, the recently appointed science director of the Skolkovo Foundation's biomed cluster, has a unique perspective in her new role: in her last job, she was head of a startup that had resident status within the foundation.

This summer, when BIND Therapeutics - the U.S. parent company of that startup, BIND (RUS) - got approval for takeover by pharma heavyweight Pfizer, Safarova crossed over the dividing line to join the team of the Skolkovo Foundation itself.
Her experience from both within the foundation and as a resident startup has given her a well-rounded picture of the foundation's role - and it is not, she says, what most people think.
"Skolkovo isn't [just] a grant-giver; it's an environment for developing projects," says Safarova.  Read more.
Australian Innovation: New Method to Differentiate Molecules a Stepping Stone to Faster and Cheaper Medicines
From mq.edu.au
In a scientific first, a team of researchers from Macquarie University and the University of Vienna  have developed a new technique to measure molecular properties - forming the basis for improvements in scientific instruments like telescopes, and with the potential to speed up the development of pharmaceuticals.

The study, titled Quantum Optical Rotatory Disperson and published in interdisciplinary journal Science Advances today, developed a new technique to allow chemists to learn about the position of atoms in a molecule - called quantum optical rotatory dispersion.  Read more.

Over 2000 visitors spent last weekend visiting Amsterdam Science Park as part of our annual Open Day. This event gives members of the general public the chance to take a look behind the scenes at the park and meet the scientists of today and tomorrow. The Open Day is the result of a collaboration between AMOLF, ARCNL, AUC, CWI, Netherlands eScience Center, Nikhef SURFsara and UvA Faculty of Science.
This year's theme was Science or Fiction? It inspired many demonstrations, workshops and tours. Participating organisations from the park designed a comprehensive programme of activities for young and old with the aim of letting visitors experience just how important and interesting science and technology are, and what an essential contribution they make to our future.  Read more.
Ryerson University Opens New Faculty at MaRS
From dailycommercialnews.com
TORONTO-The new faculty of science research facilities at Ryerson University in Toronto will bring all researchers together under one roof. 

Recently, the university officially opened the doors to the facility in the MaRS Discovery District, placing the university's researchers in the heart of a community focused on the next generation of science and technology research, explains a release.
Designed by NXL Architects, the 20,000-square-foot collaborative space will house research teams conducting a spectrum of projects in cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and environmental toxicology.  Read more.
Citrecycle - based in the Accelerator Suite at Norwich Research Park's Innovation Centre - has developed a sustainable process to profitably revolutionise the recycling of lead-acid batteries, a procedure that currently has a damaging effect on human health and the natural environment in many developing countries.

Chief Executive Officer Joshua George said Citrecycle is now seeking funding to establish its first plant in India, where recycling lead acid batteries is big business - much of it conducted by unregulated operators. The template could be scaled and adapted for use anywhere in the world. 

"Our focus is the safe disposal of batteries and a clean, green way of recycling the lead they contain," said Mr George. "Our process is more sustainable, more environmentally friendly and benefits the local community." Read more.
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Career Opportunites 
Chief Executive Officer
Science and Innovation Park, United Arab Emirates University

Provide leadership to position the organization at the forefront of the industry. Develop a strategic plan to advance the organization's mission and objectives and to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization. Oversee the organization operations to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. 

Director of Advancement, New Orleans BioInnovation Center

The newly created Director of Advancement position is a professional fund-raising position reporting directly to the President and is responsible for overseeing and providing strategic direction for the BioInnovation Center's fundraising and communication programs; and identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a personal, targeted portfolio of priority prospects. 

Managing Director - Rowan Innovations, South Jersey Technology Park (SJTP), Rowan University
The Managing Director will provide vision and leadership to develop Rowan Innovations within the SJTP. The SJTP is a 501(c)(3) corporation created as an auxiliary organization of Rowan University. Rowan Innovation is the newest operational unit in the Division of University Research. A dynamic leader is sought who has experience in strategic business planning; implementing university/industry partnerships as well as the creation and administration of R&D facilities, campuses and/or corporate environments. 

Director of Economic Development and Tourism - Stafford Technology and Research Park

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for an executive to lead the economic development and tourism efforts that create jobs and investment prosperity throughout Stafford County. Reporting to the County Administrator, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development and Tourism Department. Read more.

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