Reach your greatest potential as a member of AURP!

Since 1986, AURP has been the pioneer guiding leaders to cultivate communities of innovation at global anchor institutions such as universities, municipalities, federal labs, and corporations. AURP is a dynamic one-stop shop network of university research park and innovation districts professionals coupled with innovation suppliers and aligned ecosystem institutions.

Build your network with our global innovation village!

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

AURP’s goal is to connect great people, share outrageous ideas, plus create and grow communities. Representing over 700 global university-based institutions, innovation districts and more, these communities support 10,000+ jobs within North America alone. AURP is the premier source of learning, knowledge and future-oriented research for the greater community of innovation and it’s professionals, providing resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of our AURP membership and global network.

We believe the partnerships within these communities have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help our executive leaders achieve previously unimaginable levels of performance. We do this by nurturing the relationships of really smart, creative, and interesting people—our members. 
In short, we ARE the COMMUNITY OF INNOVATION.

 Member benefits include:

  • Network With a Global Reach through events:
    •  Spring Training Master Class
    •  International Conference
    •  Insights into Research Parks
    •  Communities of Innovation 101
    •  BIO Health Caucus
  • US Federal funding updates
  • Mentorship programs
  • Member E-list, peer groups & forums
  • Awards of Excellence in Innovation
  • Professional Resources such as salary benchmark reports, RFPs/RFQs, digital library, & job center
  • Park Post E-news and Eblast announcements
  • Consider Sustaining Membership to excel your exposure within our ecosystem 
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AURP UPDATES

Spring Training 2021: RESHAPING THE INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM


April 8, 15, 22, 29
12:00-2:30 pm Eastern 

Join your research parks and innovation district colleagues to we remain the resilient drivers in the world's knowledge economy.

BUILDING INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION: ESSENTIAL DEI STRATEGIES
APRIL 22nd

We all know that the implementation of effective DEI strategies isn't just the right thing to do, it's business imperative. So how are some of the nation's most innovative communities tackling these important issues? During this session we will explore:
  • Frameworks for delivering resources that move the needle toward equitable opportunities
  • Programming to create high-impact DEI strategies
  • Measurable outcomes for benchmarking progress


How the SBA Can Help Companies in Your Park 
May 12th  | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Mark your calendar for this next informative session and sign up today!


Congratulations again to our 2020 Awards of Excellence Recipients!

We honor our many additional award recipients from 2020. Read more