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AURP Wins Stage One of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition
The U.S. SBA has selected AURP as a Stage One winner for the SBA 2024 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. AURP receives a $50,000 cash prize for its impactful, inclusive approach to nurturing a collaborative national innovation ecosystem to advance small business R&D from ideas to the market. Read more.

AURP's Benchmarking Survey 2023: Advancing Communities of Innovation
AURP's Benchmarking Survey 2023: Advancing Communities of Innovation, in collaboration with Stiletto Consulting Ltd., unveils insights from North American research parks and innovation districts, offering a glimpse into their evolution and future trajectories. Read more.

Communities of Innovation 101 On-Demand Series
Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. For one purchase price – gain access to our AURP education series including 9 modules plus 6 bonus case studies! Learn more.

AURP in Action

The University of Arkansas & University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation to Host AURP 2024 International Conference
AURP’s International Conference, Nov. 11-14, 2024, to spotlight the dynamic innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem of the University of Arkansas and the Northwest Arkansas region. Learn more.

28th Annual Awards of Excellence In Innovation Nominations
We're excited to bring our innovation community to northwest Arkansas and recognize and honor research parks, companies and individuals demonstrating excellence in innovation this fall! Submit your nominations by June 7th. Learn more.

Request for Host Proposals: International Conferences 2025, 2026, or 2027
Highlight your city and community of innovation by hosting AURP's International Conference in 2025, 2026, or 2027. As the conference host, you'll be recognized as a leader in the field and attract worldwide attention to the exciting progress and successes of your region. Learn more.