AURP's Inaugural BIO Health Caucus
At AURP’s BIO Health Caucus, prepare to explore trends in life science research, opportunity zone funding resources, the marriage of life science and philanthropy in global partnership opportunities. Discover the unique roles that biomedical innovation cluster and research parks play in innovation ecosystems around the globe. Translating discoveries from the lab to the market has never been more important.  Connect with AURP at booth #3955 or One-on-One Partnering!

Speaker highlights
Christian Braemer , Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Benefunder
Tami Howie , JD, Partner, DRA Piper
Alex Philippidis , Senior News Editor, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Stephen Susalka , PhD, CLP, RTTP, Chief Executive Officer, AUTM
Stephen Zarrilli , President & Chief Executive Officer, The University City Science Center

2019 Chair
2019 Media Partner
Connecting with Government Leaders  
Sharing stories, connecting with congressional and senate leaders, reinforcing the value within our communities, read how two of our member parks were recently recognized by their government stakeholders.
Celebrating 25 years of success, the University of Arizona Tech Park was visited by U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick and former U.S. Representative Ron Barber . These congressional leaders toured the UA Tech Park, met with tenants, and discussed economic development initiatives with Carol Stewart , Associate Vice President, and Ken Marcus , Executive Director.
New Mexico State Senator Jim White presented “Senate Joint Memorial 6” to the New Mexico State Senate in recognition of the Sandia Science & Technology Park’s 20-year history, successes, and economic impact. SS&TP Executive Director Jackie Kerby Moore was a guest on the Senate floor during the Senator’s presentation.  Read more.
Annual Corporate Partner

TUFF Secures $2.5 Million in New Markets Tax Credits for University: Funds Will Help Create Jobs and Provide Opportunities for Underserved Communities
The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) works diligently to identify and incorporate creative financial resources that ultimately lead to the lowest cost of occupancy for University partners. In collaboration with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU), TUFF has successfully secured $2,500,000 New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) funding for the new Innovation and Research Park currently under construction on the RFU campus in North Chicago. In addition to supporting construction of the facility, RFU intends to use a portion of the NMTC funds for community initiatives, including the development of bioscience-related job training and internship opportunities, an expansion of its efforts to provide health services to the uninsured, and mentoring and educational pathways for underserved students.  Read more. .
Professional Partnership Opportunities
Connecting with professionals has never been so easy!
Awards of Excellence
Here's your chance to recognize your park/innovation district, company innovation, or learn about our NEW Rising Star (under 40) Award! Nominations are accepted NOW!

Board Nominations
Expand your leadership skillset
and contribute to the
global community of innovation.
Consider your seat on the AURP board; nominate yourself or others.

AURP's 2012 Innovation Award Recipient Continues to Make News!
Stratatech's new 35,000-foot facility in the University Research Park , at the University of Wisconsin-Madison , will house 80 employees working on the commercial manufacturing of StrataGraft, lab-engineered patches of human skin tissue that can be sutured onto the bodies of severe burn victims.  Read more .
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AURP's own Vickie Palmer supported U.S. military vets at the largest Honor Flight to date. Vickie escorted 82 WWII, Korea, and Vietnam War veterans on a trip of a lifetime at our nation's capital in Washington, DC.

Check out the AURP Career Center to discover your next career opportunity:

  • Purdue Technology Center-Aerospace, Senior Life Science Business Development Manager
  • TEConomy Partners LLC, Economic Development Project Manager
  • TEConomy Partners LLC, Associate Economic Development Project Manager
  • Purdue University, EVP for Research & Partnership
  • Illinois Research Park & EnterpriseWorks, University of Illinois, Program Coordinator
  • Idaho State University, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
  • Mayo Clinic, Florida, Project Portfolio Manager - Life Science Incubator
  • Mayo Clinic, Florida, Senior Program Coordinator - Life Science Incubator