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AURP Announces 2024 Board Of Directors and Officers
AURP announces its 2024 elected Board of Directors and Officers with Erin Koshut, Executive Director of Cummings Research Park, to serve year-two as AURP Board President. Read more.

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.

AURP in Action

NSF Convergence Accelerator Awards $9.75M to 15 Teams to Pioneer Bio-inspired Solutions
The U.S. National Science Foundation is investing $9.75 million to 15 multidisciplinary teams (including AURP Member institutions) to pioneer innovative technologies and solutions addressing key societal and economical challenges inspired by biological systems. Learn more.

NSF Establishes 10 Inaugural Regional Innovation Engines Across the U.S.
The U.S. National Science Foundation has announced the establishment of its first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines, selecting 10 teams across 18 states. Learn more.

Communities of Innovation 101 On-Demand Series
Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. For one purchase price – gain access to our AURP education series including 9 modules plus 6 bonus case studies! Learn more.