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AURP Members Among Institutions Receiving NSF ExLENT Grants for STEM Workforce Opportunities
The NSF has announced $30 million of Experiential Learning for Emerging and Novel Technologies (ExLENT) grants (including new awards in a track aimed at providing opportunities to workers with no prior STEM experience) to 40 awardees – many of which are AURP Members. Read more.

AURP's Benchmarking Survey 2023: Advancing Communities of Innovation
AURP's Benchmarking Survey 2023: Advancing Communities of Innovation, in collaboration with Stiletto Consulting Ltd., unveils insights from North American research parks and innovation districts, offering a glimpse into their evolution and future trajectories. Read more.

AURP Interviewed in Inaugural Podcast Hosted by Innovation Foundation at Oklahoma State University
The Innovation Foundation at Oklahoma State University, in its inaugural "Innovating Prosperity" podcast episode, features AURP CEO Vickie Palmer with Innovation Foundation CEO, Elizabeth Pollard. Read more.

AURP in Action

AURP Board Of Directors Leadership Change
With heartfelt gratitude, we thank Chris Carlson for his exceptional leadership and dedication to AURP. Wishing him exciting adventures in retirement. Welcome, Adam Eshelbrenner, to serve out Chris's term. Your expertise will greatly benefit the AURP Board of Directors. Read more.

AURP Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
The U.S. SBA has selected AURP as a Stage One winner for the SBA 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. AURP receives a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful, inclusive approach to nurturing a collaborative national innovation ecosystem to advance small business R&D from ideas to the market. Read more.