AURP Welcomes its 2018-2019 Executive Committee & Board of Directors

At the 2018 International Conference at The University of Maryland Discovery District, AURP announced its 2018 Board of Directors and newly elected leadership.

Dan Duncan“It’s an exciting time at AURP, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate with such a strong group of research park leaders on the Board of Directors and Executive Committees,” said Mr. Duncan. “I will continue to raise the banner for university research parks and communities of innovation throughout the U.S. and around the world."

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A Farewell from AURP CEO Carol Stewart

Carol StewartThis is a difficult message to compose. I expected my stay at AURP to be a decade or more, but opportunities often do not respect our personal timelines. My tenure at the Association has been a professional highlight-—working with the world-class AURP crew and board that were open-minded and energetic about new ideas and programs that have propelled the organization forward.

The new levels of engagement and global activity contributed to some of the 'best ever' conferences these past two years, and a personal thank you to those that chaired these events and to the park leaders that hosted our new program, "Insights into Research Parks" (I2RP). What a unique and intimate visit each of them has been!

This is not au revoir, as I will be back in the ranks as an active member and look forward to supporting "my tribe" at AURP in every way I can moving forward.

Carol Stewart Signature

Carol Stewart


AURP Honors Awards of Excellence Recipients at 2018 International Conference


2018 Outstanding Research Park Award: GENOPOLE. 

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.  

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Genopole Receives Outstanding Research Park Award

The biocluster located in the Greater Paris region is the first European park to receive the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) award

Evry, France, October 26, 2018 - Genopole, a French biocluster dedicated to research in the fields of genetics and biotechnology, has received the AURP Award of Excellence for Outstanding Research Park. This is the first European member to be acknowledged. The announcement was made at the AURP International Conference in Maryland. Read more.


AURP Develops Policy Ideas to Increase Econ. Impact of Federally Funded Research

NIST LogoTucson, Arizona-August 20, 2018—The Association of University Research Parks (AURP) has developed a report for the federal government on ways to improve the economic impact of federally funded research. The AURP report for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was in response to a request for ideas issued by the federal government to improve the economic impact of funded research. Read More.


P2P Groups

AURP Peer2Peer Networking groups help professionals in the university-based incubator and tech park industry share challenges and lessons learned in a friendly, informal environment. Peer2Peer groups meet monthly and provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles and functions to exchange recommendations, best-practices and ideas to utilize AURP's best resources: it's own members. Championed by both the Board and Advisory Council members for its flexibility, each Peer2Peer group is able to determine the format that best suits the members of the group, including possible guest speakers, special topics and roundtables.

Please note that you must be an AURP member in good standing to participate. 

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