Purdue Makes Major Milestone with
223 Startups Created Since 2013
Congratulations to Purdue University and its departments and subsidiary organizations, including Purdue Research Foundation , Purdue Ventures and the Office of Technology Commercialization , for helping the university to hit this major milestone.

In 2013, the startup accelerator, Purdue Foundry , was established offering Purdue faculty, staff and students a “one-stop shop” for establishing and developing their startups. Since then, startups at Purdue have raised $352 million in funding with more than 94% still in operation.

These achievements have resulted in international attention from some very large companies as nine have sold for more than $2.3 billion.
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Rosalind Franklin University Receives Funding to Build Innovation and Research Park
Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) of Medicine and Science received $2.5 million in expendable funding through federal new markets tax credits to support the development of its  Innovation and Research Park . The new park will create an estimated 500 jobs (direct and indirect opportunities), as well as a total economic regional impact of $117 million per year . The new park will feature state-of-the-art laboratories, meeting and office space designed for collaboration among academic and industry scientists with the goal of accelerating the university's research into treatment and prevention of chronic diseases, including Alzheimer's, cancer and diabetes.

Partnering with RFU as the developer is The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) and is projecting a Summer 2019 completion.

"Leveraging diverse capital sources is one of the many ways TUFF brings value to our university partners," said TUFF President and Past AURP President Kevin Byrne . "Rosalind Franklin University's receipt of new markets tax credits is an important achievement. It speaks to the excellence of their plan for the Innovation and Research Park, their ability to meet the NMTC's stringent eligibility requirements and their strong commitment to their community."
AURP Member News

Steve Carter retires from ISU Research Park

Steve Carter, President of Iowa State University's Research Park retired at the end of 2018. This longtime head of Iowa State University’s booming research park, oversaw the park's explosion in size, scope and impact. Well done Steve! Bravo! Read more.
Welcome to the University of Arizona, Carol

AURP's own Carol Stewart, former AURP CEO, landed as Executive Director at the UA Tech Park in Tucson, Arizona. We wish you many years of success. Welcome to Tucson! Read more .

Charlie is out to lunch! With BR Podcaster

 AURP Past President, Charlie D'Agostino, was featured in Baton Rouge's "Out to Lunch Podcast." Charlie, as you depart the LSU Innovation Campus, all your AURP friends wish you well in your many future endeavors. Listen now .

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