#BuffCon2015 Examines Emerging Trend of Innovation Districts

Spirited discussions, new collaborations, creative thinking— that’s what AURP conferences are all about. And 2015 promises to be among the most inspired. With a focus on creativity, and sessions designed to highlight both traditional university research parks and emerging innovation districts (sometimes the same places!),  your Community of Innovation will be much richer for the experience. 


AURP International Conference 2015
September 29-October 2 | Buffalo, New York
Hosted by Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Early-bird registration ends September 18

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U.S. Commerce Department Announces $5 Million in Grants to Advance Innovation Across America

12 Grants Issued through the Regional Innovation Strategies Program to Support Planning and Feasibility Studies for Science and Research Parks

WASHINGTON—U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams announced the 12 recipients of the 2014 Science and Research Park Development Grants, part of the Regional Innovation Strategies program. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program, which is being run by the Department’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), is a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country through three different types of grants: i6 Challenge grants, Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds, and Science and Research Park Development Grants. Secretary Pritzker announced the recipients of the i6 Challenge grants and Cluster Grants for Seed Capital funds in March. Read More

 

 

U.S. Commerce Secretary Announces $10 Million in Grants to Advance Innovation Across America

26 Grants Issued through the Regional Innovation Strategies Program to Spur Capacity Building and Access to Capital for Innovators and Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced the first 26 recipients of the 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies program grants. The Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program, which is being run by the Department’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), is a new initiative designed to advance innovation and capacity-building activities in regions across the country through three different types of grants: i6 Challenge grants, Cluster Grants for Seed Capital Funds, and Science and Research Park Development Grants. Secretary Pritzker announced the recipients of the first two funding opportunities. Recipients of the third grant will be announced in the coming weeks. Read More

 

 

Latest Impact Numbers Demonstrate
High Wage Job Creation

University research, science and tech parks are very important contributors to high tech job creation and the latest economic impact study, from the University of Arizona's Tech Park, is highlighted by the news that UA Tech Park company's annual average salary was over $91,000, nearly twice the county average of $46,000. The study also shows that the UA Tech Park:

  • Generates an economic impact of more than $2.3 billion annually.
  • Is home to more than 40 tenant companies that employ nearly 6,500 people.
  • Has created over 19,000 jobs (direct, indirect, and induced) in the regional economy.
  • Has generated an estimated $105.6 million in tax revenues for state, county and city governments.
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    Feeding the World: Innovation, Land Grants
    and University Research Parks

    Expansion Solutions magazineJanuary 14, 2015 - Active urban redevelopment projects are helping to rebuild long defunct, distressed downtown areas into cosmopolitan centers of activity—with many now branding and focusing on exciting concepts of “innovation.” Universities and academic medical centers are taking part in these exciting projects, contributing their expertise and know how. Companies are participating, too—helping to invigorate local startup, app development, and service economies. Meanwhile, true innovation hums away at university research parks, most of them adjacent to major university campuses across the country. Significant and meaningful advancements in biotechnology and agricultural technology are being made in research parks every day—thanks to their collaborations with land-grant institutions, which have been crucial to the development to the economy not only of the United States but also the entire world. Read More


     

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    Want to Host AURP’s 2017 Conference?

    Would you like to highlight your city and your university research park by hosting AURP’s 2017 International Conference? As the host park, you’ll be recognized as a leader in the field and attract worldwide attention to the exciting progress and success of your region.

    General Information & Background

    To be considered, submit your proposal electronically to vickiepalmer@aurp.net.
    Deadline: Wednesday, September 9, 2015


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    2015 International Conference
    September 29-October 2, 2015
    Buffalo, New York
    Hosted by The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus


    Spring Training 2016
    More Information Coming Soon
    March 21-25, 2016
    Tempe Mission Palms
    Tempe, Arizona


    BioParks 2016
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    June 6, 2016
    San Francisco, California

     

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