AURP Response: Federal Technology Transfer Authorities & Processes ROI Initiative
Representing over 700 university and community-based research parks and innovation zones worldwide, AURP’s recommendations for improvements to federal laws, regulations and practices will increase the economic impact of federally sponsored research. These recommendations included the AURP White Paper: AURP Power of Place 2.0

AURP shares NIST’s interest in developing procedures and policies to increase the economic impact of federal research.

Benchmarking Report 
Its not too late for your response!

If you haven't already done so, we need to hear from you! There are a number of parks that we have not heard from for this data driven impact study. In conjunction with TEConomy Partners, the AURP 2018 Benchmarking Report will assist you to communicate your message to your local, regional and national stakeholders on the economic and programming impact of your research community. Contribute to the narrative -- complete your survey and be heard!

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. Alternatively, use this generic link and make note of your park name in the beginning of the survey.
AURP Board of Directors' Election
To assure AURP's longterm success, we call on world leaders to volunteer their braintrust and talents to guide us further into the association of the future. The deadline to cast your vote for AURP’s future Board of Directors is coming soon.

This members’ only election will close on Friday, August 10 th at 5:00 pm ET. There is one vote per member institution or organization. The ballot was distributed electronically to your primary contact on file.  Need a copy of this ballot to cast your vote? Contact AURP headquarters at .
AURP is going virtual with this year's “State of the Association” address!

Wednesday, October 3 rd , 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT

Mark your calendar to participate in this MEMBERS’ ONLY event on Wednesday, October 3 rd , 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT to hear about the health and growth of AURP this past year, plus learn about the new programs coming up, such as the Innovation Passport Program – a member only program, connecting your tenants to global markets by accessing the powerful AURP network!  Watch for more information to RSVP for this special live AURP Annual Business Meeting.
The clock is ticking for your registration and seat at this Insights into Research Parks program and tour. The  Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC) , home to over 30 partners, is the next gathering spot on August 22-23 to network and exchange current trends and opportunities.

This I2RP will address the reasons land-grant associated research parks are thriving. A NIC walking tour gives attendees a behind the scenes look at the campus! Take an in-depth look at the NIC Conference Center, Nebraska Innovation Studio (the makerspace), the Food Innovation Center and the Greenhouse Innovation Center.

If you haven’t visited NIC, here’s your chance to join your peers to foster interaction and stimulate ideas. Register Today!    More information .
Cutting Edge Now Means
‘Really Robust Amenities’
How the University of Maryland’s Discovery District convinced private investors to take a second look. 
Site Selection magazine, July 2018

This month's Site Selection edition explains that with ingenuity and craftiness, how the UMDDD team has elevated the amenities and programs leading the way to increased investment from the private sector.
Register now for the AURP 2018 International Conference (AURP IC2018) on Oct 22-26, to be see and hear of the economic and demographic trends taking place in this region.

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!
Calling all AURP Members - Network on the go!
Sign up for any of the following Peer2Peer forums this month or listen online!
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
Guest Speaker:   Ursula Powidzki,  VP, Advisory and Economic Development, Cross St. Partners , will cover community and place making projects near UM BioPark; University of Dayton; and University of Florida-Gainsville

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
Stephen Zarrilli Named President & CEO University City Science Center
PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (July 26, 2018) – The University City Science Center has announced that Stephen Zarrilli will assume the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective October 1, 2018.

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Mark your calendar, make your travel arrangements and plan to network with your peers and C-Suite executives at AURP IC2018. Get hotel and travel information, preview our agenda, and read up the many new offerings this fall. #AURPIC2018
Spring Training 2019
February 25 - March 1
Tempe, Arizona