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Former VTRCRC President & CEO, Joseph W. Meredith, Ph.D., honored with President Emeritus Status

Joseph W. Meredith, Ph.D., former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center (VTCRC), has been conferred the title of President Emeritus by the Virginia Tech Foundation. Read more.

Rosalind Franklin University's Innovation and Research Park Nets Its First Tenant

The $50 million Innovation and Research Park on the campus of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFU) secured its first occupant this month when Inspirotec, Inc. executed a five-year license agreement. Read more.

AURP Memorial Tribute: Jim Roberson

The research park and economic development community has lost one of its leaders with the death of Jim Roberson, 85. Read more including special testimonials from AURP and research park leaders.


Amy Adams of George Mason University featured in BioBuzz
AURP member, Amy Adams (Executive Director, Institute for Biohealth Innovation with George Mason University), was the recent feature of BioBuzz's “Five Questions With…" Read more.

#AURPinAction: Bill Gates joins virtual chat at Tecnológico de Monterrey
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Bill Gates joins virtual chat with José Antonio Fernández, chairman of the board of Tecnológico de Monterrey. Read more.

#AURPinAction: RTP to hold Virtual Groundbreaking 

Research Triangle Park will hold a Virtual Groundbreaking (Tues., Sept. 22, 11:00am ET) for its planned Hub RTP. Register to attend

#AURPinAction: Recursion and The University of Utah Launch Region’s Largest Life Science Incubator

The University of Utah Research Park's Altitude Lab announces its first resident companies and opens applications for its breakthrough collaborative facility and program. Read more.

#AURPinAction: University City Science Center Names Tiffany Wilson as President & CEO

Our sincere AURP congratulations to University City Science Center for naming Tiffany Wilson as its new President & Chief Executive Officer! Read more.

#AURPinAction: Biotech Startup Secures Office Space in Research Triangle Park

The Research Triangle Park reports "With plans to boost workforce by 50%, bioMASON secures new HQ in RTP." Read more.

#AURPinAction: NASA to Collaborate with Arkansas Firms at University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation

NASA selects four Arkansas companies’ proposals for its #SBIR program (each firm is located at the University of Arkansas Technology Development Foundation). Read more

Welcome Brett Malone, PhD, President and CEO
Virginia Tech's Corporate Research Center

Brett Malone is a triple Hokie with 20 years of executive experience in growing engineering, biotech, and software business at VTCRC. Brett is preceded at VTCRC by Joe Meredith , PhD, valued colleague, former AURP Board member, frequent speaker. Best wishes to Brett and we look forward to connecting soon! Read more.


 CEO Blog-06.02.2020: AURP Response to Protests

Dear AURP Members and Innovation Community,
Our global community is grieving the hurtful and destructive acts that have resulted in the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. We recognize the impact of these and other racial injustices and acknowledge the hurt amongst all communities. AURP stands as a beacon of hope in support of peaceful protests and the actions needed to address societal inequalities. 
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Thank you to our speakers, sponsors and participants at the recent gathering of bio health institution leaders. See the Program

Watch our session with Joel Marcus, Alexandria Real Estate Equities; moderated by Rich Bendis, BioHealth Innovation plus visit the AURP YouTube page for additional discussions. 

#AURPinAction: Arizona State University's Sethuraman Panchanathan confirmed as NSF Director

Arizona State University Executive Vice President and Chief Research and Innovation Officer Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan has been named the 15th director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Read more.


AURP in Action: UMBC Researchers Receive NSF RAPID Grant to Speed COVID-19 Detection

A research team from UMBC and the University of Maryland School of Medicine has received a Rapid Response Research grant from the NSF to detect COVID-19 infections earlier through computing. Read more.

AURPinAction: New County-SDSU Partnership Expands T3 Strategy in Contact Tracing to Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Public health faculty at San Diego State University are partnering with the County of San Diego to advance the county’s COVID-19 T3 Strategy of Test, Trace and Treat in underserved communities in San Diego County. Read more.

AURP in Action: University of Utah Plans Major Revamp of Research Park on Foothill Drive

AURPinAction: The Salt Lake Tribune published an article on "University of Utah plans major revamp of research park on Foothill Drive, adding lots of housing." Read more

AURP in Action: Seeking Face Masks, Medical School Asks Rowan Engineers for Help

#AURPinAction: Rowan University and South Jersey Technology Park report "Seeking face masks, medical school asks Rowan engineers for help." Read more