AURP Awards of Excellence

AURP
Awards of Excellence

 

2017 Outstanding
Research Park Award

University of Maryland BioPark

Outstanding Research Park Award University of Maryland BioPark

Accepting on behalf of University of Maryland BioPark is Jane Schaab

2017 Leadership Award

His Excellency David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada

Leadership Award His Excellency David Johnston

Accepting on behalf of His Excellency David Johnston is Laura O’Blenis

2017 Innovation Award

Paratus Diagnostics at the STAR Park, San Marcos, Texas 

Innovation Award, Paratus Diagnostics, Shannon Weigum, VP

Accepting on behalf of Paratus Diagnostics is Shannon Weigum, VP

2017 Career
Achievement Award

Brian Darmody, AVP Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Career Achievement Award, Brian Darmody


2017 Emerging
Research Park Award

Nebraska Innovation Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska

Accepting on behalf of Nebraska Innovation Park, Daniel Duncan

Accepting on behalf of Nebraska Innovation Park is Daniel Duncan

2017 Developing a Culture of Innovation Award

Cummings Research Park, Huntsville, Alabama

Accepting on behalf of Cummings Research Park, Erin Koshut

Accepting on behalf of Cummings Research Park is Erin Koshut

  

AURP Awards of Excellence Recipients
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Outstanding Research/Science Park Award

Recognizes the parks that excel in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students and faculty.

2017 University of Maryland BioPark
Baltimore, Maryland
2016 Western Research Parks
London, Ontario
2015 University of Maryland Research Park
College Park, Maryland
2014 Technology Square at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
2013 University of Oklahoma Research Campus
Norman, Oklahoma
2012 Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Buffalo, New York 
2011 Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, Illinois

  

Leadership Award

Recognizes a business, university or governmental leader who has made an outstanding contribution to the success and total community impact of a university research and technology park.

2017

His Excellency David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada

2016

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice-Chancellor at Centennial Campus
North Carolina State University

2015

Dr. Jaime Parada-Avila, PIIT / Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer Nuevo Leò
Monterey, Mexico 
2014 Governor James Baxter Hunt
State of North Carolina

2013

Wexford Science + Technology
Baltimore, Maryland
2012 Chancellor Emeritus Irving Shain
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin 
2011 Honorable Dave Heineman, Governor
State of Nebraska
 

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes a company within a university research park that has produced a substantial and meaningful innovation product or service. Research park companies worldwide are bringing new technologies and innovative ideas to market. AURP honors these achievements and recognizes the power of innovation.

2017 Paratus Diagnostics at the STAR Park
San Marcos, Texas
 
2016 NOMADD of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
 
2016 The Emerge Center at the Louisiana State University Innovation Park
Baton Rouge, LA
 
2015 Pindrop Security at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
 
2015 SMARTERSHADE at University Technology Park - Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois 
 
2014 Modernizing Medicine
Boca Raton, Florida
 
2013 Multi-junction Solar Cells, EMCORE Corporation
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
2012 Stratatech StrataGraft Skin Substitute, University Research Park at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin 
 
 

Vision Award

This award was created to recognize an organization or individual who has made a exceptional contribution to the community.
 
2016

Eileen Walker, MIM/MBA
Former Chief Executive Officer at AURP

2015

Honorable Christopher Coons
United States Senator, Delaware

2014

Robert T. Geolas
The Research Triangle Foundation
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

2013 J. Michael Bowman
Delaware Technology Park, Inc.
Newark, Delaware
2012

Honorable Jeff Bingaman
United States Senator
New Mexico


Career Achievement Award

Recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, who have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time, and who have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research and science parks.

2017 Brian Darmody
AVP Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
2016 David Baker
Vice President of External Affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, IL
2015 Greg Hyer
University Research Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
2014 Dr. Joe Meredith
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Blacksburg, Virginia
2013 Gregory Deason
Purdue Research Park
West Lafayette, Indiana
2012 Austin Beggs
Innovation Place
Saskatoon, Sask., Canada 
2011 Dr. Nancy E. Kossan
University of California, San Diego Science Research Park
San Diego, California

 

Emerging Research Park Award

This Award is presented to an emerging park that has been in operation less than 10 years. Applicants will have excelled in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university and federal lab community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students, faculty and researchers. It was given for the first time in 2007.

2017

Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska

2016

University of Wollongong Innovation Campus 
Wollongong, Australia

2015

McMaster University Innovation Park
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2014

The University Technology Park at Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

2013 Louisiana State University Innovation Park
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2012

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Science Town
Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2011

The City of Agrifood, Veterinary and Agroenvironment Biotechnology in Saint-Hyacinthe
Quebec, Canada

Excalibur Award

The Excalibur award was created to recognize an organization or individual who, under adverse conditions, has made a singular and exceptional contribution to the community.

2012

John Fernandez
Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development 

2011

Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas

2006

Louisiana Business Technology Center, Louisiana State University South Campus Research Park
Charles D’Agostino, Executive Director; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

AURP Developing Communities of Innovation Award

2017

Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, Alabama

2013

The University City Science Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2011 Purdue Research Park
West Lafayette, Indiana

Appreciation Award

2016

Steve Hanssen
Former Director of Development for Wexford Science & Technology 

2009

Eva Klein
Eva Klein & Associates, Ltd. 
St. Louis, Missouri 

2008 Vernon George (Retired)
George, Henry, George Partners 
Virginia  

 
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