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Excel in the Big League!

At this executive-level development series, plan to expand your leadership skillset with our ecosystem of experts and experience leaders. This IS Spring Training 2019, a deep-dive into challenges and opportunities, current or on your horizon. Get ahead of the curve, at THE go-to innovation network, AURP Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona on February 25 - March 1 . What better place to gather with colleagues, friends, and innovation leaders - especially in February . As always with limited seating, we encourage you to make your plans NOW .

Our home run hitter is up to bat with TARGET MARKETING TO DRIVE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT . Steve Jast , President of ROI, and Laura O'Blenis, President of Stiletto, will explore new tools in investment attraction and lead generation to fine tune your message and best position your park, innovation district, and community. Through hands-on activities and group pro jects, put these theories into practice to develop an improved strategy of attraction, confirmation and retention.

Spring Training in Tempe, Arizona is where you will identify and unlock the key economic drivers for your market, and target the opportunities that best fit your park, innovation district, incubator and community. Learn more here .
Spring Training Guest Speakers:
NIST Green Paper
Your comments due before Jan 9th deadline
AURP is pleased that NIST recognized the critical role that communities of innovation play in advancing the country's entrepreneurial ecosystem and will keep the AURP community apprised of further developments.

With the recent release of the NIST 'green paper' on its "Return on Investment' strategy to improve the effectiveness of federally funded research in the United States, AURP members are encouraged to submit comments directly to NIST or send your comments to AURP . The Government Relations Committee will include your comments in an update to NIST to be submitted before the January 9, 2019 deadline .

This past October, NIST Director Walter Copan addressed this initiative at the AURP International Conference 2018 at the University of Maryland Discovery District. Earlier this year, the AURP Government Relations Committee submitted comments emphasizing the critical role of university research parks in technology commercialization. These AURP comments echoed many of the recommendations contained in AURP's  Power of Place  and  Power of Place 2.0: Power of Innovation  available at  www.aurp.net .

View and comment on this NIST 'green paper' report with appendixes.  

Comments on the green paper are open until January 9, 2019. 
AURP Members in the News
Mike Bowman, Delaware's DSMDC State Director, UD’s OEIP Associate Director, and Delaware Technology Park President
AURP Past President, Mike Bowman was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Delaware's Business Leaders Hall of Fame. Well deserved, Mike! Read more.
Dwaine Chapel, CEO & Executive Director, Research Park at South Dakota State University
AURP Board member, Dwaine Chapel, and his team at the Research Park at SDSU, celebrated 10 years of innovation on December 7th. Congratulations! Read more.
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