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AURP is the platform of knowledge exchange for those passionate about starting and scaling businesses that grow out of their institutions to positively impact our regional economies.

AURP Member Benefits

Sharpen your skills with access to premier events, professional development and resources. Strengthen your Community of Innovation by joining ours. 

Networking - With a Global Reach - Network with 350+ of the brightest minds in the research park field and forge the long-term relationships that define AURP's membership through in-person events. New members are introduced and presented with a member certificate at the annual International Conference. Knowledge exchanges and networking include:

- Master Classes @ Spring Training
- Annual International Conference
- I2RP: Insight into Research Parks
- Communities of Innovation 101

Visit our Calendar of Events for more information. As a member, you are eligible for  discounted fees to all conferences and meetings.

Mentorship ProgramsHave questions about research parks? As new park manager and a member of AURP you are eligible to be matched with a successful veteran park leader for a year Our extensive AURP network can help you develop the  answers for your park!

Member E-List - AURP offers research park members a place to connect online through the Member E-List, a private, email-based discussion forum. It offers a forum for exchanging ideas, and allows you to benefit from the experience, knowledge and wisdom of your peers. 

Recognition for Your Park and Client Companies As a member, nominate your park, tenants or an individual achievements for prestigious Awards of Excellence in Innovation, presented each year at the AURP International Conference.

Continuous Knowledge Exchange – AURP members and their staff are invited to join our Peer2Peer forums, where champions lead discussions onthe latest trends, challenges and opportunities  on the following subjects:

  • - Strategic Marketing
    - Facilities & Sustainability
    - Incubation & Acceleration
    - Business Development
    - Community & Place Making
    - Legacy and Large Research Parks
    - Non-Urban and Small Market Research Parks
    - CEO to CEO

For more details visit our Peer2Peer page 

In addition to our Peer2Peer groups, AURP releases monthly podcasts featuring President Mason Ailstock and various guests who discuss trending topics in institution based  research parks. Visit our Meet Up with Mason page to view past podcasts.

Professional Resources – As a member of AURP, you gain access to a number of member resources including current RFPs/RFQs, a digital library of sample proposals, contracts, plans, and a career center of open positions around the world in the innovation district field.

Monthly Newsletter – Stay up to date on all of the most recent happenings in the university research park/innovation district world with our monthly Park Post newsletter that features news from around the globe profiles of the newest members  in ourindustry, special announcements, and much more. 

Participation in Benchmarking Report - In 2018 AURP and Teconomy Partners will be surveying research parks to compile a report that will represent university research park statistics from around the world. As a member of AURP you will be given an opportunity to participate and be a part of this impactful study. 


Additional Benefits for Sustaining Members

Join the AURP Sustaining Membership to get additional benefits, exclusive invitations to networking events and access to the premier network of innovation leaders. Recognition as an AURP Sustaining Member is an excellent tool to promote your park and news about companies within your park. Draw business to you by becoming a Sustaining Member today! Who are AURP Sustaining Members?

Member Benefits You'll Enjoy as an AURP Sustaining Member:

  • Research park or company name and Web site link featured on AURP Web site
  • Logo and research park or company name showcased at all AURP events
  • Invitation to the Board of Directors Dinner at all AURP events
  • Priority consideration to serve as speaker or moderator at AURP conferences
  • Priority consideration for features in the Research Park Forum or on the
    AURP Web site
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