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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.
Build your network with our global innovation village!

HEADLINES

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus Construction is Running on Schedule
The first phase of construction of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus (comprising roughly 3.5 acres in Northern Virginia) is running on schedule. With Virginia Tech's construction partner, Whiting-Turner, the university expects to welcome students, faculty and staff into the completed 300,000 square foot building in the fall of 2024. Read more. 


 

Welcome to our new AURP Member!


NASA Opens SBIR Ignite Through September 1, 2022
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration SBIR Ignite Solicitation is now open through Sept. 1, 2022. This new funding opportunity is designed to engage entrepreneurs in helping shape the future of the aerospace market. Learn more.

#AURPinACTION

 

Registration is OPEN for this year's networking event for the global AURP community of innovation! Make your plans now to connect with peers, share best practices, and take in observations and skills from our esteemed array of experts, presenters, and sponsors.  Learn more here.

CONFERENCE SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

             

Vinit Nijhawan             Sheila Singh, PhD
MassVentures | UW Alum                        Century


Upcoming Peer2Peer:

Where are the Leading Technology Clusters in Canada and the U.S.:
A Webinar Discussion Previewing Issues AURP will Feature at #AURPIC2022 in Toronto (September 19-22)

Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
REGISTRATION IS FREE AND OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS
REGISTER HERE!

Learn more about ITIF's new report on leading tech clusters in Canada and the U.S.
Featuring Guest Speakers:
Steve Ezell, VP, Global Innovation Policy; Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation, ITIF
Mark Schaan, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science & Economic Development, Canada


COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION 101: LAUNCH POINT

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