AURP Benchmarking Report
Deadline Extension for Survey Responses
Its not too late for your response: deadline extended to July 27th

This 2018 Impact Study will report on the contributions and value that research parks in North America generate for their affiliated universities, regional innovation ecosystems, and broader economic stakeholders.

The countdown is on for your response. Final deadline for responses: Friday, July 27. The report findings will be presented at the AURP 2018 International Conference.

Access your unique survey link in the email messaging sent directly to your research park primary contact. Contact the AURP office immediately if you cannot locate your unique link or have another issues.
You've seen Stanford Research Park, and visited Genopole in France. A s we wrap up our 2018 Insights into Research Parks tour series, plan to gather at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) on August 22-23 to discover why NIC was awarded AURP's 2017 Emerging Research Park of the Year.

Home to over 30 partners, Nebraska Innovation Campus is a diverse mix of private sector organizations and university units, also featuring a conference center, 16,000 sf maker space, and newly opened restaurant. Exceptionally designed buildings of quality construction promote positive energy, foster interaction and stimulate ideas, collaboration, sustainability and innovation. On the agenda, additional regional representation includes the Research Park at South Dakota State University . More information .
UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park
This week starts a new era of research and innovation as Gardner Company and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) break ground on the first innovation building of the Harry Reid Research & Technology Park. The groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of development for the 122-acre master planned research, business and technology campus that will serve as a high-tech economic base in southern Nevada. An initial economic analysis indicates that the campus will create 25,000 new jobs and as much as $2.6 billion in direct and indirect economic impact in Las Vegas.  Read more .

"What a wonderful moment to celebrate the commitment of the city, the university and all the development partners including champion Kem C. Garner, Chairman of the Gardner Company" , stated Carol Stewart, CEO, AURP.
AURP, in conjunction with colleagues at TEConomy Partners, are in the final days of data collection for the 2018 Benchmarking Report. This economic impact report of research parks in North America, will also include case studies of our international member parks.

Attend the AURP 2018 International Conference (AURP IC2018) on Oct 22-26, to be first to learn of the economic and demographic trends that impact your community.

Make your plans now to stay at The Hotel at College Park -- the brand-new luxury hotel located within the UMD Discovery District. Rooms are available, on a space available-basis only , until Friday, September 21st . Rooms will go fast, so act quickly!

AURP IC2018 continues to impress with its content-rich, experiential opportunities among THE professional network to enhance your career and address your research park/innovation district challenges.
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
Topic: How can your research park facilitate the state-wide mission of your university? ​

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT  - Thursday, Aug 9, 1:00 PM EDT
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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