AURP Awards of Excellence
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AURP
Awards of Excellence

 

2018 Outstanding
Research Park

GenopoleOutstanding Research Park Award GENOPOLE

Accepting on behalf of Genopole is
Dr. Denis Gauvreau.

2018 Emerging
Research Park

Lehigh University 
Mountaintop Campus 

Emerging Research Park Award, Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus

Accepting on behalf of Lehigh University is 
Dr. Cameron McCoy.

2018 Leadership

Dr. Stephen Tang

2018 Leadership Award: Stephen Tang, Ph.D.


2018 Innovation

HudsonAlpha Institute
for Biotechnology

Innovation Award – HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Accepting on behalf of HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is Amy Sturdivant.

2018 Career
Achievement

Dr. Ilse Treurnicht
MaRS Discovery District

Career Achievement Award, Ilse Treurnicht


Charles D’Agostino, MBA, Louisiana State University Innovation Park

Career Achievement Award, Charles D’Agostino


Thomas Hall, III,
The University Financing Foundation

Career Achievement Award, Thomas Hall, III


 

  

AURP Awards of Excellence Recipients

Outstanding Research Park Award

Recognizes the parks that excel in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students and faculty.

2018 Genopole 
Évry, France
2017 University of Maryland BioPark
Baltimore, Maryland
2016 Western Research Parks
London, Ontario
2015 University of Maryland Research Park
College Park, Maryland
2014 Technology Square at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia

  

Leadership Award

Recognizes a business, university or governmental leader who has made an outstanding contribution to the success and total community impact of a university research and technology park.

2018

Stephen Tang, PhD, MBA, President & Chief Executive Office, The University City Science Center

2018

Honorable Steny Hoyer, United States Congressman, Maryland

2017

His Excellency David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada

2016

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice-Chancellor at Centennial Campus
North Carolina State University

2015

Dr. Jaime Parada-Avila, PIIT, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer Nuevo Leòn
Monterey, Mexico 
2014 Governor James Baxter Hunt
State of North Carolina
 

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes a company within a university research park that has produced a substantial and meaningful innovation product or service. Research park companies worldwide are bringing new technologies and innovative ideas to market. AURP honors these achievements and recognizes the power of innovation.

2018 HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama.
2017 Paratus Diagnostics at the STAR Park
San Marcos, Texas
2016 NOMADD of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2016 The Emerge Center at the Louisiana State University Innovation Park
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2015 Pindrop Security at Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
2015 SMARTERSHADE at University Technology Park - Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois 
 

Vision Award

This award was created to recognize an organization or individual who has made a exceptional contribution to the community.
 
2018

Jerry Moran, United States Senator, Kansas

2016

Eileen Walker, MIM, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, Association of University Research Parks

2015

Honorable Christopher Coons
United States Senator, Delaware

2014

Robert T. Geolas
The Research Triangle Foundation
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

2013 J. Michael Bowman
Delaware Technology Park, Inc.
Newark, Delaware

Career Achievement Award

Recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, who have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time, and who have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research and science parks.

2018 Dr. Ilse Treurnicht
MaRS Discovery District
Toronto, ON, Canada
2018 Charles D’Agostino, MBA
Louisiana State University Innovation Park & Louisiana Business and Technology Center
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
2018 Thomas Hall, III
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors,
The University Financing Foundation,
Atlanta, Georgia
2017 Brian Darmody
Associated Vice President, Corporate and Foundation Relations, University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
2016 David Baker
Vice President of External Affairs at the Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois
2015 Greg Hyer
University Research Park, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
2014 Dr. Joe Meredith
Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center
Blacksburg, Virginia

 

Emerging Research Park Award

This Award is presented to an emerging park that has been in operation less than 10 years. Applicants will have excelled in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university and federal lab community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students, faculty and researchers. It was given for the first time in 2007.

2018

Lehigh University Mountaintop Campus
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

2017

Nebraska Innovation Campus
Lincoln, Nebraska

2016

University of Wollongong Innovation Campus 
Wollongong, Australia

2015

McMaster University Innovation Park
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2014

The University Technology Park at Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois

Excalibur Award

The Excalibur award was created to recognize an organization or individual who, under adverse conditions, has made a singular and exceptional contribution to the community.

2012

John Fernandez
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development 

2011

Senator Mark Pryor of Arkansas

2006

Louisiana Business Technology Center, Louisiana State University South Campus Research Park
Charles D’Agostino, Executive Director; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

AURP Developing Communities of Innovation Award

2018

Research Triangle Park
North Carolina

2017

Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, Alabama

2013

The University City Science Center                          Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2011

Purdue Research Park
West Lafayette, Indiana

 

Appreciation Award

2016

Steve Hanssen
Wexford Science & Technology 

2009

Eva Klein
Eva Klein & Associates, Ltd. 
St. Louis, Missouri 

2008 Vernon George (Retired)
George, Henry, George Partners 
Virginia  

 
 
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