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Released: 29-Apr-2013 2:00 PM EDT
International Research Park Execs Launch New Partnerships at BioParks 2013
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

BioPark executives from around the world launched new partnerships and collaborations at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) BioParks 2013 in Chicago. The half-day event attracted BioPark executives from Brazil, Germany, Republic of Korea, Spain, Australia, Canada, the United States and others.

Released: 22-Apr-2013 1:00 PM EDT
Philadelphia’s University City Science Center to Host the AURP 2013 International Conference
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The University City Science Center will host university research, science and tech park executives in Philadelphia, Penn., for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2013 International Conference.

Released: 4-Apr-2013 1:40 PM EDT
BioPark Executives to Meet in Advance of BIO
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

In advance of the BIO International Convention, executives from university research, science and technology parks will gather in Chicago, Illinois for BioParks 2013: International Partnerships for Innovation.

Released: 19-Feb-2013 11:00 AM EST
Research Park Executives to Gather in Tempe
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

University research, science and technology park executives will meet in Tempe, Arizona next month for Spring Training 2013, a series of workshops on best practices and challenges facing university research park professionals.

Newswise: David Baker Elected President of the Association of University Research Parks
Released: 26-Sep-2012 12:45 PM EDT
David Baker Elected President of the Association of University Research Parks
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

David Baker, the Executive Director of the University Technology Park at the Illinois Institute of Technology, was elected President of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Board of Directors. AURP made the announcement on September 20th at the 2012 International Conference in Madison, Wisc.

Released: 24-Sep-2012 5:25 PM EDT
AURP Announces 2012 Awards of Excellence in Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) named the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as the 2012 Outstanding Research Park as the 17th Annual AURP Awards of Excellence were presented in Madison, Wisconsin on September 19th at the AURP 2012 International Conference. The awards recognize the achievements of outstanding research parks and industry veterans and encourage the development of best practices among university research and science parks.

Newswise: Communities Turn Old Buildings Into New Opportunities
Released: 4-Sep-2012 12:05 PM EDT
Communities Turn Old Buildings Into New Opportunities
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Walk into the atrium of the University Technology Park at IIT near downtown Chicago and you’ll see a cutting-edge facility. Natural light pours into the common area. Take a stroll down the hallway and you’ll see wet and dry lab space and offices that are home to emerging companies. The building, on the historic Ludwig Mies van der Rohe campus, is busy with Illinois Institute of Technology undergraduates, entrepreneurs and researchers.

Newswise: President of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University 
Andrew Duffell Joins AURP Board of Directors
Released: 4-Jun-2012 9:50 AM EDT
President of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University Andrew Duffell Joins AURP Board of Directors
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) Chief Executive Officer Eileen Walker announced that Andrew Duffell, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Research Park at Florida Atlantic University, has been appointed to the AURP Board of Directors.

Released: 1-May-2012 10:00 PM EDT
Research Parks Accelerate Job Creation: University of Wisconsin-Madison to Host 2012 International Conference
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The University Research Park at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host executives from research, science and tech parks around the world this September for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) International Conference.

Released: 30-Apr-2012 4:00 PM EDT
Startup Companies Keep U.S. Competitive
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Innovation Coalition to meet for second annual Fly-In Day.

Released: 5-Apr-2012 1:00 AM EDT
Research Parks Create Jobs and Economic Growth
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Research, science and technology parks are catalysts for job creation. As communities look for ways to create jobs and drive economic growth, many are finding innovation to be a key element.

Released: 22-Mar-2012 2:50 PM EDT
UA Tech Park Director Ken Marcus Joins AURP Board of Directors
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announces that Ken Marcus, Director of the University of Arizona Science and Technology Park has been elected to the AURP Board of Directors. Marcus has been actively engaged with AURP since joining the association in 1999.

Released: 7-Mar-2012 12:40 PM EST
Community Leaders Use Research Parks to Create Jobs
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Research parks are helping communities kick start their economies, create jobs and attract new companies to their region. Serving as economic engines, parks are credited with creating local, regional and statewide jobs. One example of this is the University Research Park at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The park contributes more than $825 million to Wisconsin’s economy each year, according to a study conducted by NorthStar Economics Inc., of Madison. The study also found that the park supports nearly 9,300 jobs statewide, and generates $43 million in state and local tax revenue each year.

Released: 1-Dec-2011 5:00 PM EST
AURP Announces 2011 Awards of Excellence in Innovation and Elects New Board of Directors
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

University research parks, innovation leaders and companies were recognized for excellence in innovation by the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) at the 2011 International Conference in New Orleans. AURP presented their 2011 Annual Awards of Excellence naming the Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the 2011 Outstanding Research Park. The awards were presented at the AURP 2011 International Conference in New Orleans, December 1st.

Newswise: Walker Selected to Serve as Fulbright Specialist
Released: 29-Sep-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Walker Selected to Serve as Fulbright Specialist
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Eileen Walker, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP), has been selected for service as a Fulbright Specialist by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, on behalf of the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Released: 16-Aug-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Congress Invited to Visit Their Local Economic Engines: AURP Announces ‘Communities of Innovation Week’
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Congressional leaders are invited to visit research, science and technology parks in August, to see first hand how parks are driving economic growth and creating high-wage jobs.

Released: 8-Aug-2011 8:00 AM EDT
Innovation Key to Job Creation: Research, Science and Technology Parks Creating High-Wage Jobs
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Research, science and technology parks are catalysts for job creation. As communities look for ways to create jobs and drive economic growth, many are finding innovation to be a key element.

Released: 17-Jun-2011 10:35 AM EDT
Research Park Professionals to Address Innovation as a National Strategy at BioParks 2011
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

University research, science and technology park professionals will gather in Washington, D.C. this month to meet on high-tech economic development and innovation as a national strategy.

Released: 29-Apr-2011 7:45 PM EDT
Excellence in Tech Design Featured at BioParks 2011
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Celebrating great design, sustainability and exciting progress at university research parks worldwide, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) will host their Architectural Showcase at BioParks 2011, in Washington, D.C. June 25-26, 2011.

Released: 29-Apr-2011 5:00 PM EDT
Charles Holliday of the Council on Competitiveness to Keynote BioParks 2011
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of the Council on Competitiveness will kick off BioParks 2011 with an opening keynote on competing in a global market. BioParks 2011 will be held in Washington, D.C. June 25-26, 2011.

Released: 12-Apr-2011 9:00 AM EDT
BioParks 2011 Highlights Excellence in Design and Sustainability
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Celebrating great design, sustainability and exciting progress at university research parks worldwide, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) will host their Architectural Showcase at BioParks 2011, in Washington, D.C. June 25-26, 2011.

Released: 16-Feb-2011 8:00 AM EST
Innovation Coalition Advocates for America COMPETES Act - Meets with Lawmakers to Discuss Job Creation and Economic Growth
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Today over 100 members of the Innovation Coalition will join policymakers and advocates at the Reserve Officers Association to focus on policy initiatives and legislation that will spur job creation and economic recovery. The kick-off briefing features speakers from across the public and private sectors, including John Fernandez, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR), and Brian Darmody, University of Maryland Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development.

Newswise: Innovation Coalition to Meet With Lawmakers in D.C.
Released: 8-Feb-2011 9:00 AM EST
Innovation Coalition to Meet With Lawmakers in D.C.
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Innovation leaders will educate the 112th Congress about innovation at the 2011 Innovation Coalition Fly-In Meeting, February 16, 2011. Lawmakers and their staffs will be briefed about the innovation process and why innovation is so important in creating a thriving economy.

Released: 16-Sep-2010 4:55 PM EDT
AURP Announces 2010 Awards of Excellence in Innovation and Elects New Board of Directors
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) announces their 2010 Annual Awards of Excellence and names Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia the 2010 Outstanding Research Park.

Released: 5-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Research and Science Park Executives to Convene in Minneapolis
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

University research and science park executives from around the world will gather for Building the Innovation Engine—the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2010 International Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. The meeting will feature best practices, professional development and emerging opportunities.

Released: 26-Jul-2010 3:20 PM EDT
America COMPETES Reauthorization Passes Commerce Committee
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 and now included in America COMPETES is support for the development of research, science and technology parks.

Released: 5-May-2010 4:00 PM EDT
EDA Head Announces i6 Challenge at BioParks 2010
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

A new $12 million innovation competition, based on a partnership between the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) was recently announced at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) BioParks 2010 conference.

Released: 5-Apr-2010 1:00 PM EDT
Chicago Draws Biotech Community for the Future of Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Recognized as an emerging leader in innovation, the University Technology Park at IIT will host the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) BioParks 2010: No Boundaries to Innovation in Chicago April 30th-May 1st. The event will draw international research park leaders for networking, premier education and the latest innovation updates.

Released: 3-Mar-2010 9:00 AM EST
Job Creation to Bring Biotechnology Leaders to Chicago for BioParks 2010
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Focused on job creation, leaders in biotechnology and life sciences will convene in Chicago, Illinois this spring to evaluate the role of biotechnology parks in the economic recovery. The Association of University Research Parks’ (AURP) BioParks 2010 will bring together executives from research and science parks around the world to learn the latest on building communities of biotechnology innovation.

Released: 26-Feb-2010 7:00 AM EST
Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity at the National Academies
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke addressed innovation through regional cluster formation Thursday at “Clustering for 21st Century Prosperity”, a meeting at the National Academy of Sciences, hosted by the National Research Council. Innovation leaders from around the nation participated in the event.

Released: 23-Feb-2010 4:30 PM EST
AURP Releases The Power of Place 2.0: The Power of Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

On the eve of high-level policy discussions about the federal role in job creation, university technology transfer, and regional clusters, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) releases "The Power of Place 2.0: The Power of Innovation—10 Steps for Creating Jobs, Improving Technology Commercialization, and Building Communities of Innovation" in Washington, D.C.

Released: 8-Dec-2009 1:20 PM EST
Senate Commerce Committee to Hear Testimony on Research Parks and Job Creation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Research parks’ role in job creation will be the focal point this Wednesday, December 9th as the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hears testimony on Senate Bill 583 Building A Stronger America Act.

Released: 23-Oct-2009 11:30 AM EDT
AURP Announces 2009 Awards of Excellence in Innovation and Elects New Board of Directors
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada—The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) presented their 2009 Annual Awards of Excellence naming Innovation Place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, the 2009 Outstanding Research Park. The 14th Annual Awards recognized the achievements of the world's leaders in innovation and were presented at the AURP 2009 Annual Conference in Vancouver October 23.

Released: 12-Oct-2009 9:00 AM EDT
NAS to Present Global Best Practices to Research Park Leaders in Vancouver
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The National Research Council of the National Academies of Sciences will present key findings on the elements of successful research park strategies from the recently published Understanding Research, Science and Technology Parks: Global Best Practices. For the latest in research park trends, innovation leaders worldwide are heading to Vancouver, B.C., Canada October 21-23 for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2009 Annual Conference.

Released: 18-Sep-2009 3:30 PM EDT
Research, Science and Tech Parks: Global Best Practices Book Release
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The National Research Council of the National Academies will release the Academies’ new report, Understanding Research, Science and Technology Parks: Global Best Practices, on September 22nd at the U.S. Capital Building. Senator Mark Pryor, D-AR, will give opening remarks. Senator Pryor is sponsoring Senate Bill 583, which provides support for the development and construction of research and science parks to promote the clustering of innovation through high technology activities.

Released: 15-Sep-2009 4:45 PM EDT
AURP Hosts Most Comprehensive Gathering To Date
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Driving global economic recovery through innovation is drawing international attention as the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) brings the world’s innovation leaders together in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, for AURP’s most comprehensive conference ever.

Released: 3-Aug-2009 1:00 PM EDT
Global Innovation Leaders to Gather in Vancouver
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Olympiads aren't the only global representatives expected in Vancouver this year. The site of the 2010 Winter Olympics will draw research park and innovation leaders from around the world this fall. The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2009 Annual Conference will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 21-23.

Released: 6-Apr-2009 5:45 PM EDT
BioParks 2009 To Take Center Stage in Atlanta
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Biotech research and science park leaders from around the world will convene in Atlanta, Ga. this May to network and learn the latest about the process of building communities of biotechnology innovation, and creating the high tech jobs that are the result of the development of BioParks. BioParks continue to fuel regional economies through the development of new companies and the commercialization of new technologies.

Released: 6-Mar-2009 8:00 AM EST
BioParks 2009: Poised to Deliver Worldwide Economic Growth
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The biotechnology industry is ready to produce new jobs and revenue streams by using cutting-edge innovations already incubating in research parks around the globe. Biotech leaders will convene in Atlanta May 15 and 16 to focus on new opportunities to grow this emerging sector and fuel the world's economic recovery.

Released: 17-Feb-2009 2:00 PM EST
Senators Dorgan and Hagan Featured Speakers at AURP Summit
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

U.S. Senators Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND) and Kay R. Hagan (D-NC) will speak at the Association of University Research Park's Washington Summit meeting, to be held Thursday, February 26 in Washington, D.C. Senators Dorgan and Hagan will join some of the nation's leading policy and decision makers who will offer the very latest information on university research park issues and U.S. innovation strategy.

Released: 28-Jan-2009 1:45 PM EST
Road to Recovery Includes Research, Science and Tech Parks
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

"Research parks are key drivers of regional development," said J. Michael Bowman, Chairman & President, Delaware Technology Park. "Today, research parks spur business startups, retention and expansion with a focus on providing crucial services." In that regard, the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) will host its annual Washington Summit meeting "The Gathered Storm: Navigating the Turbulent Times" on Thursday, February 26, 2009.

Released: 14-Dec-2008 4:45 PM EST
AURP Names New Board Members
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Four new members were elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). Two others were re-elected. All were inducted at the AURP annual conference held Dec. 10-12 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Released: 12-Dec-2008 8:50 AM EST
AURP Announces 2008 Award Winners
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The Association of University Research Parks today announces its 2008 Award Winners, sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark. The 2008 Outstanding Research Park Award goes to Sandia Science and Tech Park in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Released: 1-Dec-2008 9:00 AM EST
21st Century Research Parks: Fueling the Future of Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Innovation fuels the future of our economy"”and our nation's university research and science parks are where this innovation is happening. Executives from university research parks around the world will gather at Association of University Research Parks Annual Meeting--scheduled in St. Petersburg, Florida Dec.10-12.

Released: 27-Oct-2008 8:45 AM EDT
International Science Park Leaders to Meet in St. Petersburg
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

St. Petersburg, Florida will host officials from scores of the world's leading scientific research and technological innovation centers when the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) brings its 2008 annual conference to the city December 10-12, 2008.

Released: 1-Oct-2008 9:00 AM EDT
The Power of Place: A National Strategy for Building America's Communities of Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

WHAT: "The Power of Place, Building America's Communities of Innovation" presents a national strategy to preserve America's competitive advantage in scientific and technological innovation. WHEN: October 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

Released: 5-Jun-2008 8:00 AM EDT
Research Parks Conference Seeks to Accelerate Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

Research and innovation is being funded at an unprecedented pace around the world, yet U.S. research and innovation funding faces budget cuts. Ways to increase efficiencies and increase competitiveness will be on the agenda as research park executives gather June 16 at BioParks 2008. Key pacesetters from the public and private sectors will examine emerging efforts to increase the speed of discovery and the process of bringing new discoveries into the marketplace to create new jobs and increased prosperity.

Released: 21-May-2008 3:15 PM EDT
House R&D Caucus To Hear Research Park Development Briefing
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

The ability of the U.S. to remain competitive in 21st-century innovation-based economies will depend upon maximizing the efficiency and productivity of a vast array of resources. The House R&D Caucus will be briefed by Research Park leaders at a luncheon in the House Rayburn Office Building, Room 340, at 12:00 noon.

Released: 12-May-2008 1:00 PM EDT
University Research and Science Parks Create Sustainable Innovation
Association of University Research Parks (AURP)

University research and science parks create sustainable innovation and development for communities worldwide. Experts from research and science parks worldwide will gather at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, on June 16th to explore "Translating Discovery into Innovation".


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