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University of Utah Secures Funding for First-of-its-Kind Mental Health Translational Research Building
The University of Utah recently announced that the Utah Legislature has approved $90 million in funding that will be combined with $65 million in philanthropic funds for the Utah Mental Health Translational Research Building to be located at the University of Utah Research Park. Read more.

Marco A. Chacon, PhD Joins Wexford Science & Technology as Its First Chief Scientific Officer
Marco A. Chacon, PhD has joined Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, as the company’s first Chief Scientific Officer. As a successful serial entrepreneur, Chacon brings a depth of experience that will allow him to help life science companies take full advantage of connections to universities and entrepreneurs that are at the core of Wexford’s Knowledge Communities. Read more.

Cameron J. McCoy, PhD Named Shenandoah University’s New Provost

Cameron J. McCoy, PhD, a past AURP Board Member and longtime advocate for AURP and our communities of innovation network, has been named Shenandoah University’s new provost and will begin his new role on July 15. Congratulations Cameron! Read more.

NC State's Centennial Campus Wins Approval for Redevelopment Work

NC State's Centennial Campus has won a rezoning request from the City of Raleigh to permit the redevelopment of 975 acres on the campus property, presenting new opportunities for NC State's academic and research endeavors,” said Alicia Knight, Associate Vice Chancellor. Read more.


Apple to Invest $1 Billion for New Campus in RTP 

Apple has announced plans to invest $1 billion over ten years to establish a campus in RTP, leading to the creation of at least 3,000 jobs according to the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In addition, these new jobs would pay an average of $187,000 per year. Read more.

Boeing Commits $50 Million To VA Tech Innovation Campus To Become First Foundational Partner

Boeing has been named as the first foundational partner of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia. A $50 million, multiyear commitment from the company will help jump-start Virginia Tech’s effort to create the most diverse graduate technology campus in the US. Read more.

Perkins&Will's Stephen Coulston to Join Panel at LEAF International Conference, 4/29

Stephen Coulston, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal with Perkins&Will, is set to bring a research park and innovation district perspective to the "Re-designing the Modern Workspace, Focusing on Wellbeing and Health" panel at the International Conference for the Leading Euro Arc Form, April 29. Read more.

COI Energy Services Honors USF Research Foundation's Allison Madden

COI Energy Services recently honored AURP Board member, Allison Madden, Director of Research Foundation Operations with the USF Research Foundation. As part of a recent social media outreach campaign, COI Energy devoted the month of March to highlighting women who are making an impact in their Circle of Influence.

850 PBC Grand Opening, an ASU, City of Phoenix,
and Wexford Science + Technology project

A virtual grand opening of the first Wexford building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, 850 PBC. The event celebrates the innovative partnership between Arizona State University, Wexford Science + Technology, and the City of Phoenix that brings together clinical trials, academic research, and entrepreneurial activity on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus.

Applied Energetics Announces Relocation of Corporate Headquarters to the University of Arizona Tech Park

Applied Energetics, Inc. has announced it will relocate its corporate headquarters to UA Tech Park, a research and technology park owned and operated by the University of Arizona. Read more.


Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center selected to lead innovative new lab space model in Southwest Virginia

The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC) in partnership with the Virginia Tech Foundation (VTF) has been awarded a grant from the GO Virginia program to fund the evaluation and design of new lab concepts to serve the southwest Virginia's growing life and health sciences industry. Read more.


NNSA Albuquerque Complex Next to SS&TP Nears Completion

Construction of the new National Nuclear Security Administration’s Albuquerque Complex, adjacent to the Sandia Science & Technology Park, will be complete in about five months. Read more.


University of Utah Wins APLU Community Engagement Award

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has named the University of Utah the winner of the 2020 C. Peter Magrath Community Engagement Scholarship Award in recognition of the university's extraordinary community outreach. Read more.

University of Kentucky Coldstream Research Campus Breaks Ground on High-Technology Building

The University of Kentucky Coldstream Research Campus recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new 40,000 square foot high-tech building. Read more.

University of Illinois Research Park Issues RFP for New Development

The University of Illinois Research Park (UIRP) has issued a RFP seeking a developer or development team for specific land development projects or specific building proposals within two areas (zones) within the UIRP boundaries. Read more.

AURP President Leah Burton Submits Comments to USPTO

Leah Burton, AURP President and Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, last week submitted a public comment in regard to the US Patent and Trademark Office’s "Request for Comments" on development of its National Strategy for Expanding American Innovation. Read more.