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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.

Forbes Identifies Non-Ivy Universities Producing Graduates Employers Want to Hire
Forbes magazine has issued a new report identifying public and private universities across the U.S. outside the Ivy-League that employers report graduate students highly sought by employers. Seven of these universities have associated AURP member research parks and innovation districts providing space for university-industry interaction. Read more.

Kate Engel Named Executive Director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corporation
Kate Engel, an experienced leader in university-based research campus operations, has been named executive director of the Nebraska Innovation Campus Development Corp., which oversees the Nebraska Innovation Campus. Engel assumes the permanent role after serving one year as interim Executive Director. Read more.

AURP's Impact on Tech Transfer with Bayh-Dole Coalition
AURP, a proud member of the Bayh-Dole Coalition, has played a crucial role in advancing university tech transfer since 1980. The coalition has fostered innovation districts and research parks, creating technologies for a better world. AURP also provides insights on safeguarding SBIR/STTR companies from government interventions. 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.

Request for Host Proposals: International Conferences 2025, 2026, or 2027
Highlight your city and community of innovation by hosting AURP's International Conference in 2025, 2026, or 2027. As the conference host, you'll be recognized as a leader in the field and attract worldwide attention to the exciting progress and successes of your region. Learn 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.