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A Rosalind Franklin University Early-Stage Company Prepares New Drug Application to FDA 

Resuscitation Therapeutics (RTx) — a Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) early-stage company (founded by Dr. Raúl J. Gazmuri) focused on developing new therapies for life-threatening acute cardiovascular events — is preparing an Investigational New Drug application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposing a novel treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. Read more.

UMD UAS Research and Operations Center at MD's AeroPark Innovation District Holds Open House

The University of Maryland UAS Research and Operations Center at the St. Mary's County, Maryland's AeroPark Innovation District held a winter open house last month. John Slaughter, Director, and Ben Griffith, Chesapeake UAS Route Network Manager (in photo, l-r), welcomed guests from the region (including Brian Darmody, AURP Chief Strategy Officer). Learn more.

The University Of Arizona Launches New Research Building In The UA Tech Park At The Bridges
The University of Arizona Office of Research, Innovation and Impact last month launched its new research building in the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. The Mission Integration Lab expands research capacity to tackle grand space-based challenges. Read more

Groundbreaking Held for Wake Forest Univ. School of Medicine Charlotte and Surrounding Innovation District, “The Pearl” 

A shovels ceremony was held this week for the long-awaited medical school near Uptown Charlotte, commemorating the launch of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine Charlotte and the surrounding innovation district, “The Pearl.” Read more.

Port San Antonio Helps Launch the First Texas chapter of Women in Robotics 

Stephanie Garcia, who works in Business Development and Communications for Port San Antonio (a new AURP Member), recently launched the Texas chapter of Women in Robotics. This chapter aims to support women who work in robotics and mentor young girls who wish to pursue robotics careers. Read more. 

Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter Unveils Sparq, a New Venture and Small Business Launchpad

Winston-Salem's Innovation Quarter has announced a new way for small businesses and entrepreneurs to get plugged into the vast resources, connections and opportunities in the district — Sparq, a new venture and small business launchpad. Read more.

DC Launches City's First Mobility Innovation District (MID)

Washington, DC's Southwest Business Improvement District has launched the city's first Mobility Innovation District (MID). The MID is a multi-year project establishing Southwest DC as a purpose-driven innovation hub for mobility. Read more.

Cummings Research Park Next Spring to Host First Para-cycling Road World Cup Held in U.S. 

In Spring 2023, Cummings Research Park will host the first Para-cycling Road World Cup ever held in the U.S. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) recently awarded Huntsville the Para-Cycling Road World Cup. Read more.

 

GA Tech Launches New Building Project in Tech Square

Georgia Tech launched construction last week of a new building project that will further expand the university's footprint in Midtown Atlanta. The groundbreaking ceremony for Tech Square Phase 3 took place in the midst of Coda, Centergy and the Technology Square Research Building where GA Tech has rapidly cultivated one of the country’s fastest-growing business and technology ecosystems. Read more.

 

Auburn University Opens Its Research and Innovation Campus in Cummings Research Park

Auburn University opened its new facility in Huntsville, AL last week with the grand-opening celebration of the Research and Innovation Campus. The 9-acre property, located in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park, is in close proximity to numerous defense and aerospace collaborators, as well as the Bridge Street commercial development and the Gate 9 entrance to Redstone Arsenal. Read more.

NC State Reviews Accomplishments Of Leah Burton, AURP President And Director Of NC State's Office Of Partnerships, Over Her 22-year Career
Leah Burton, AURP President and Director of NC State’s Office of Partnerships, has announced she will leave NC State after a truly impactful 22 years of service. This article by NC State summarizes Burton’s work, starting as part of the small founding team who made Centennial Campus the internationally recognized innovation hub it is today. Read more

University of Cincinnati Celebrates Grand Opening of Digital Futures Building at Cincinnati Innovation District 

The University of Cincinnati (UC) recently celebrated the grand opening of its Digital Futures building, a facility for interdisciplinary research, in the Cincinnati Innovation District. To celebrate the facility's opening, UC hosted an open house where hundreds toured the six-story building and its more than 20 interdisciplinary research labs. Read more.