Brian Darmody Announced as AURP CEO &

Launches 'AURP HQ2' in Washington, DC Area

Tucson, AZ, and College Park, MD, Feb. 7, 2019 – The Association of University Research Park, a professional association of university-related research and science parks, announced the appointment of Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President of Corporate Engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD), as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Additionally, the association has opened a new office at the UMD Discovery District in the Washington, DC area, to be known as ‘AURP HQ2.’ Mr. Darmody will immediately assume his new role as CEO at the new location. He will continue his role at UMD and plans to transition out of UMD over time.

As a 37-year UMD administrator, Mr. Darmody is a respected and well-known champion of research parks and innovation districts. He is a frequent speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC covering topics that include research, entrepreneurship, federal opportunity zones (OZ), and a variety of government initiatives regarding technology and innovation.

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Genopole Receives Outstanding Research Park Award

The biocluster located in the Greater Paris region is the first European park to receive the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) award

Evry, France, October 26, 2018 - Genopole, a French biocluster dedicated to research in the fields of genetics and biotechnology, has received the AURP Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research Park. This is the first European member to be acknowledged. The announcement was made at the AURP International Conference in Maryland. Read more.


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