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Nebraska Innovation Campus Named Outstanding Research Park at AURP 27th Annual Awards of Excellence
The Nebraska Innovation Campus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been named the 2023 “Outstanding Research Park” at the Association of University Research Parks’ (AURP) 2023 International Conference (Oct. 16-19) at the University of Delaware’s STAR Campus. Read more.

AURP Releases White Paper on History of Research Parks / Innovation Districts and Relevance to CHIPS and Science Act of 2022
With a robust array of new federal policies supporting innovation and tech-based economic development, expanding the impact and reach of university-based research parks and innovation districts across the U.S. is vital in fueling the nation’s economic growth and global competitiveness, according to a new white paper from AURP.  Read more.

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AURP in Action

Sixty Economic Development Organizations Awarded U.S. EDA “Build to Scale” Grants to Catalyze Innovation
U.S. EDA has announced “Build to Scale” grants have been awarded to 60 organizations across 36 states and U.S. territories, totaling $53 million for programs that support technology entrepreneurs, catalyze innovation and fuel economic growth. Learn more.

U.S.EDA Designates 31 Tech Hubs Across U.S. Focusing on Range of Industries
U.S. EDA has announced the designation of 31 Tech Hubs in regions across the country, focusing on industries ranging from autonomous systems, quantum computing, biotechnology, precision medicine, clean energy advancement, semiconductor manufacturing and more. Learn more.

University of Delaware and Partner Institutions Awarded $750M Via DOE's Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program
The University of Delaware, along with Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Rowan University and the University of Pennsylvania, have been awarded $750 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs program to drive development of clean hydrogen and the region’s clean energy workforce. Learn more.