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AURP’s International Conference to Spotlight the University of Utah Research Park’s technology commercialization and high-growth entrepreneurial prowess

Tucson, Arizona, September 16, 2019 –
The Association of University Research Parks (AURP), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the university and institutional research parks community, announced today the University of Utah Research Park will host AURP’s 2020 International Conference, November, 2020, in Salt Lake City, UT. Read more.


AURP Announces New CEO and Launches ‘AURP HQ2’ in Washington, DC Area

Tucson, AZ, and College Park, MD, Feb. 7, 2019 –

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP), a professional association of university-related research and science parks, announced the appointment of Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President of Corporate Engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD), as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Additionally, the association has opened a new office at the UMD Discovery District in the Washington, DC area, to be known as ‘AURP HQ2.’ Mr. Darmody will immediately assume his new role as CEO at the new location. He will continue his role at UMD and plans to transition out of UMD over time. Read more.

Genopole receives AURP Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research Park

Evry, France, October 26, 2018 –

Genopole, a French biocluster dedicated to research in the fields of genetics and biotechnology, today announces it has received the AURP Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research Park. This is the first time a member outside the US has been acknowledged. The announcement was made during AURP’s International Annual Conference in Baltimore (Maryland). Read more.

AURP Honors Awards of Excellence Recipients at its 2018 International Conference
AURP Announces 2018 Board of Directors and Newly Elected Leadership

College Park, MD, October 25, 2018 –

The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) today announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients during a luncheon at the 2018 International Conference hosted by the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park, MD. Throughout the conference, the association announced other award recipients and this morning, AURP announced the newest members of its 2019 Board of Directors and the organization’s elected officials.

This year’s 2018 Awards of Excellence categories included the Outstanding Research Park Award, the Developing Communities of Innovation Award, the Emerging Research Park Award, the Leadership Award, the Vision Award, the Innovation Award and three Career Achievement Awards. Additional awards were received by two members of Congress. Read more.

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