AURP's 2019 International Conference


Call for 2019 International Conference Speakers

AURP is accepting speaker proposals for our 2019 International Conference from November 4-7 in Atlanta, Georgia

Deadline for submissions extended until March 29, 2019


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2020 Host Proposal 

Showcase your community, research park, or innovation district by hosting AURP's 2020 International Conference. As the host park, you will be recognized in the field and attract worldwide attention to the exciting progress and success of your region.

Host proposal submissions deadline: May 3rd

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Brian Darmody Announced as AURP CEO &

Launches 'AURP HQ2' in Washington, DC Area

Tucson, AZ, and College Park, MD, Feb. 7, 2019 – The Association of University Research Park, a professional association of university-related research and science parks, announced the appointment of Brian Darmody, Associate Vice President of Corporate Engagement at the University of Maryland (UMD), as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Additionally, the association has opened a new office at the UMD Discovery District in the Washington, DC area, to be known as ‘AURP HQ2.’ Mr. Darmody will immediately assume his new role as CEO at the new location. He will continue his role at UMD and plans to transition out of UMD over time.

For Immediate Release: Read more.


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.


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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November 4 - 7
Atlanta, Georgia
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June 2 - 3, 2019

Quorum, The University City
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