The AURP National Opportunity Zone Accelerator

Connecting Opportunity Zone Fund Managers and AURP Opportunity Zone Member Institutions

AURP is a national non-profit created to support communities of innovation at universities, federal labs, hospitals, corporations and localities.Through this site we have identified member institutions that have a portion of their infrastructure or land located in a Opportunity Zone (OZ). The National Opportunity Zone Accelerator is designed to help OZ fund managers identify anchor institutions among our membership that are in Opportunity Zones for possible investment in infrastructure or equity investing in companies in Opportunity Zones. Not all the intuitions on this list or the companies in these communities are seeking OZ investments, but this information is designed to help OZ fund managers identify out of the 8700 opportunity zones nationwide, existing and planned communities of innovation for potential places to invest. AURP holds regular programming targeted to address issues related to Opportunity Zones, including at the BIO Health Caucus gatherings. 

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State Institution State Institution
Alabama • Auburn Research & Technology Foundation
• Cummings Research Park
New Mexico • Science & Technology Park at UNM
• Arrowhead Center New Mexico State University
Arkansas • Arkansas Research and Technology Park North Carolina • Gateway Research Park
Connecticut • UConn Tech Park, University of Connecticut Oklahoma • University Research Campus, University of Oklahoma
Delaware • University of Delaware Research Park Pennsylvania • University City Science Center
Florida • UF Innovate - Incubation Services, University of Florida South Dakota • Research Park at South Dakota State University
• Ascent Innovation, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
• University of South Dakota Discovery District
Kansas • Kansas State University Foundation
• Wichita State University

• UMRF Research Park, University of Memphis
• UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm

Louisiana • LSU Innovation Park
• University of Louisiana at Lafayette
• New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Inc.
Texas • Texas A&M University
• STAR Park, Texas State University
Maryland • bwtech@UMBC Research and Technology Park
• University of Maryland Discovery District
• Pinkney Innovation Complex for Science and Technology at Montgomery College (PIC MC)
Virginia • Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
• Virginia Biotechnology Research Park
• University Enterprise Laboratories, University of Minnesota Wisconsin • University Research Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Nebraska • University of Nebraska - Lincoln Nebraska Innovation Campus