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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.
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AURP ANNOUNCES 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS
We're delighted to announce our AURP 2023 elected Board Members and officers with Erin Koshut, Executive Director of Cummings Research Park, as our new AURP President! Read more

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA LAUNCHES NEW RESEARCH BUILDING IN THE UA TECH PARK AT THE BRIDGES
The University of Arizona Office of Research, Innovation and Impact last month launched its new research building in the UA Tech Park at The Bridges. The Mission Integration Lab expands research capacity to tackle grand space-based challenges. Read more


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AURP TO WORK WITH SSTI TO ACCELERATE TECH-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
AURP announces the launch of a collaboration with the State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) to join in implementing components of a new U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant that aims to accelerate technology-based economic development (TBED) across the country. Read more

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AURP announces the REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: A Scholarship Grant.
The Regional Partnership Development Program scholarships are designed to support our members in developing relationships within their regions with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), as defined by representative national governments, that could lead to significant partnerships.
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AURP's Brian Darmody has published a new post in the AURP Blog on "Update on AURP White Paper: Congress Makes Down Payment (But a Bit Short) On CHIPS and Science Act." Eight days after AURP released its white paper (The Geography of Technology, Science, and Innovation Under the CHIPS and Science Act), the President signed into law (on December 29, 2022) the $1.7 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Act. Included in the funding were several programs authorized under the CHIPS and Science Act, but not at the levels envisioned. Read more.


 

Register Today! AURP Spring Training 2023 returns to Tempe, Arizona (Feb. 27-March 2, 2023) Learn more.


COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101

Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. LEARN MORE