Beginning in 2017, we invite you to meet in the trenches at select university research parks with established park directors and their teams.
Introduction to Research Parks (I2RP) is designed for those interested in viewing these distinctive parks, learning their unique story of
ongoing development and programs in addition to challenges and opportunities. Whether you are new to research parks or representing
your own established research park and community, each I2RP gathering will provide an exclusive learning environment and knowledge
Each 1 ½ day program will be unique to their region, involving their team, university and community leaders to learn history, best practices
and overall ecosystem.  Not to replace the Communities of Innovation 101 (RP101) programming held at the annual International Conference,
I2RP should be considered a companion program, showcasing each one-of-a-kind university research park.

Sample topics include:

• AURP & Communities of Innovation • Working with Your University
• Research Park Governance • Master Planning a Park
• Impact of Government Relations  • Marketing & Positioning Your Park
• Focus on Innovation Districts • Financing Your Park

• Planning for Economic Impact &

   Measuring the Results

• Incubators
• Business Acceleration within the Park  










Mark your calendar for these I2RP programs and watch for more information on registration, coming soon!

August 23 - 24
Atlanta, Georgia

June 14 - 15
Champaign, Illinois 
December 5 - 6
 Albuquerque, New Mexico



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