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Since 1986, AURP has been the pioneer guiding leaders to cultivate communities of innovation at global anchor institutions such as universities, municipalities, federal labs, and corporations. AURP is a dynamic one-stop shop network of university research park and innovation districts professionals coupled with innovation suppliers and aligned ecosystem institutions.
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AURP Congratulates Recipients of U.S. EDA $1 Billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grants
AURP congratulates 21 regional economic development organizations selected to receive competitive grants as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $1 Billion American Rescue Plan Build Back Better Regional Challenge. Read more. 

AURP Announces Formation of Air and Space Caucus Launching Communities of Innovation
AURP has just announced the formation of the AURP Air and Space Caucus, expanding its organization scope to include communities of innovation in air and space technologies. Read more. 


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Biologist Renee Wegrzyn to Be Named First Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health
Biologist and former government scientist Renee Wegrzyn, who earned her PhD from Georgia Tech, is expected to be appointed the first director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health. Read more.



Registration is OPEN for this year's annual networking event (Sept. 19-22) for the global AURP community of innovation! Make your plans now to connect with peers, share best practices, and take in observations and skills from our esteemed array of experts, presenters, and sponsors.  Learn more.



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Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. LEARN MORE

Save the Date! AURP Spring Training 2023 returns to Tempe, Arizona (Feb. 27-March 2, 2023)! Learn more.