A Recap on Our Insight into
French Research Parks
Host & Platinum Sponsor
Host University
Thank you to our host and platinum sponsor - GENOPOLE - France’s largest and oldest biocluster, for developing a content rich schedule and exposing the attendees to some of Paris’ best kept secrets: a wonderful line-up of meetings with GENOPOLE and its companies and an introductory day with the Université Paris-Saclay project team and startups.

Our GENOPOLE hosts, Jean-Marc Grognet, CEO, and Denis Gauvreau, AURP Board Member and VP of International Affairs, exceeded all expectations both educationally and culturally.

This deep-dive I2RP model provides an intimate window into many of the parks, innovation districts, and clusters that we revere in our industry. With so many lessons learned for our own parks - implementation and partnership opportunities - AURP looks forward to networking with you at a future Insights into Research Parks gathering.

Insights into Research Parks
Nebraska Innovation Campus
August 22-23, 2018

AURP has had an extremely successful Insights into Research Parks series this year thanks to Stanford Research Park and Genopole . As we wrap up our tour series for the year, plan to attend one more rewarding gathering at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) on
August 22-23 .

Home to over 30 partners, Nebraska Innovation Campus , the recipient of the AURP 2017 Emerging Research Park of the Year , is a diverse mix of private sector organizations and university units, also featuring a conference center, makerspace, and newly opened restaurant. Exceptionally designe d buildings of quality construction promote positive energy, foster interaction and stimulate ideas, collaboration, sustainability and innovation.
NIST Request for Information
AURP Needs Your Input

With NIST's recent RFI on strategies to improve tech transfer in the United States, AURP is interested in your feedback on the current state of  federal technology transfer  and the public's ability to engage with federal laboratories and access federal funded R&D through collaborations, licensing, and other mechanisms. 

The AURP Government Relations Committee  will be making a formal submission and are requesting your contributions to our collective voice.

By July 16th, we request our AURP members to respond to the following questions:
  1. What are other ways to significantly improve the transfer of technology, knowledge and capabilities resulting from federal R&D to benefit U.S. innovation and the economy? 
  2. What changes would these proposed improvements require to federal technology transfer practices, policies, regulations, and legislation?

Please submit your response to any of the following members of the
AURP Government Relations Committee. Thank you or your input!
Tale of Two Cities Tour Opportunities
The AURP 2018 International Conference on Oct 22-26 is jam-packed with content, experiential opportunities and THE professional network to enhance your career and address your research park/innovation district challenges.

Friday, October 26th may be the final program day but will wrap up your conference experience with the option of two tours in order to discover the many outstanding research communities within Maryland.

 When making travel arrangements, consider these great program options!
Flying out of BWI Airport...
Tour of Maryland Research Parks

Stops on this tour include UM BioPark , Science+Technology Park at Johns Hopkins , bwtech@UMBC with lunch included.

UM BioPark focuses on biomedical research hosting a number of disciplines in the medical and social science field. Science+Technology Park at Johns Hopkins specializes in life sciences with the university medical campus and hospital nearby, and finally bwtech@UMBC is one of the most renown cybersecurity research parks in the world.

This tour concludes at 3:00 PM at
BWI Airport.
Flying out of Reagan National Airport...
Tour the UMD Discovery District

Stops include the M Square Research Park , the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , and the UMD Discovery District !

Fully explore all that the UMD Research Park and Discovery District has to offer with a tour of the current redevelopment projects as a part of the Greater College Park initiative. Witness the ever changing development at UMD and UMD Discovery District.

This tour concludes at 11:00 AM at Reagan National Airport.
Call for AURP's Award of Excellence

Honoring extraordinary parks, innovative tenant companies and our dedicated colleagues is the greatest distinction AURP bestows at our annual Awards of Excellence !

These prestigious awards recognize research parks/innovation districts, community leaders and their unique innovations. This awards recogition will be held at AURP IC2018 on October 22-26 at The University of Maryland, recipient of the AURP 2015 Outstanding Research Park Award.

Deadline for submissions is July 13th.
Calling all AURP Members - Network on the go!
Sign up for any of the following Peer2Peer forums this month or listen online!
Daniel Duncan, Executive Director, Nebraska Innovation Campus, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Jackie Kerby Moore, Past President, AURP; Executive Director, Sandia Science & Technology Park
Bruce Wright,  Past President, AURP, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona

COMMUNITY & PLACE MAKING - Thursday, Aug 16, 2:00 PM EDT
Charlie Dilks, Past President, AURP; President, DilksConsulting, Inc.
Ellen Hemmerly, Past President, AURP; Executive Director, bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park

LEGACY & LARGE RESEARCH PARKS  - Thursday, Aug 23, 2:00 PM EDT
Scott Levitan,  President and CEO, Research Triangle Park
Bruce Wright,  Past President, AURP, Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona
Erin Koshut,  Director, Cummings Research Park
Guest Speaker:   Heather Gaines, Associate General Counsel at the University of Arizona, will address Retooling Restrictive Land Covenants
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Nebraska Innovation Campus
August 22-23
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