AURP Awards of Excellence
Download the list of current and previous award winners

AURP
Awards of Excellence

 

2018 Outstanding
Research Park

GenopoleOutstanding Research Park Award GENOPOLE

Accepting on behalf of Genopole is
Dr. Denis Gauvreau.

2018 Emerging
Research Park

Lehigh University 
Mountaintop Campus 

Emerging Research Park Award, Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus

Accepting on behalf of Lehigh University is 
Dr. Cameron McCoy.

2018 Leadership

Dr. Stephen Tang

2018 Leadership Award: Stephen Tang, Ph.D.


2018 Innovation

HudsonAlpha Institute
for Biotechnology

Innovation Award – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Accepting on behalf of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is Amy Sturdivant.

2018 Career
Achievement

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht
MaRS Discovery District

Career Achievement Award, Ilse Treurnicht


Charles D’Agostino, MBA, Louisiana State University Innovation Park

Career Achievement Award, Charles D’Agostino


Thomas Hall, III,
The University Financing Foundation

Career Achievement Award, Thomas Hall, III


 

  

AURP 24th Annual Awards of Excellence

AURP will honor parks, companies and individuals who have demonstrated excellence in innovation at the 2019 International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 4-7.

Deadline for nominations: Friday, June 14th.

Click on the awards categories below to submit your awards nomination. Nominees must have been an AURP member for one year to be considered for these awards.

AURP Awards of Excellence 

Outstanding Research Park Award

Recognizes research parks, science parks or innovation districts closely affiliated with one or more institutions of higher education which have created an exceptional ecosystem which supports bringing technology from inception to market thereby positively impacting the sustainable growth of scalable businesses, creation of jobs which are higher paying than the regional average, and contribute to the economic health of the region in which they are located. These entities actively participate in their associated higher education community by contributing to research funding, faculty engagement and experiential learning opportunities for students. Successful candidates will also make a significant contribution to the region by supporting a robust environment for innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization activities.

 

Leadership Award

Recognizes a business, higher education, government or community leader who has made a significant and substantial contribution to the creation, development and/or regional impact of a research park, science park or innovation district affiliated with one or more institutions of higher education.

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award is given each year to the business or nonprofit institution located in a research park, science park or innovation district affiliated with one or more institutions of higher education which has brought forward one or more proprietary products, process or services which represent a substantial technology breakthrough or have the potential for a significant positive impact on the economic, health or welfare status of a broad spectrum of humanity. Candidates should not be controlled in whole or in part by an institution of higher education or governmental entity.

Vision Award

This award recognizes an organization or individual who have made a sustained and exceptional contribution to the national or multinational community of innovation as embodied in research parks, science parks and/or innovation districts which are affiliated with one or more institutions of higher education.
 

Career Achievement Award

This Award is given as a peer recognition to an individual who has through the course of their career in a leadership position at one or more research parks, science parks or innovation districts made a significant contribution to the advancement and recognition of the industry.  

 

Emerging Research Park Award

Recognizes research parks, science parks or innovation districts closely affiliated with one or more institutions of higher education which have been operational for 10 or fewer years (operational defined as 10 or fewer years from the first year in which dedicated staff were hired and/or the first construction or renovation of one or more facilities was begun). Candidate entities should have created an exceptional ecosystem which supports bringing technology from inception to market thereby positively impacting the sustainable growth of scalable businesses, creation of jobs which are higher paying than the regional average, and contribute to the economic health of the region in which they are located. These entities actively participate in their associated university community and make a significant contribution to the region by supporting a robust environment for innovation, entrepreneurship and commercialization activities.

Excalibur Award

The Excalibur Award is given in recognition to an organization or individual who, in response to unique and significant adverse natural disruptions has made an exceptional contribution to assist their community or one or more research parks, science parks or innovation districts.

AURP Developing Communities of Innovation Award

This award is given in recognition of a successful research park, science park or innovation district associated with one or more institution of higher education which has made a significant and sustained contribution to the industry through continuity of operations for a significant period of time.

Previous winners of the Outstanding Research Park, Science Park or Innovation District Award may be considered as candidates for this award ten years after the date they received the Outstanding Park/District Award.

Appreciation Award

This Award is given as recognition to an individual who has through the course of his or her career have made a significant contribution to the advancement and recognition of the industry. Candidates may include key individuals involved with corporate partners or sustaining corporate members.

 
 
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