AURP News

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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BIO HEALTH CAUCUS RECAP

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

  

 AURP in ActionUniversity of IL Research Park Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dennis Beard in Webinar on PPP Loans

The University of Illinois Research Park Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dennis Beard shares best practices for companies that received Paycheck Protection Program loans. Read more 

 

AURP in Action: Virginia Bio+Tech Park Startup Awarded Federal Contract to Make Ingredients for COVID-19 Drugs

Phlow Corp., a Richmond startup based in the VA Bio+Tech Park, has been awarded a $354 million federal contract to make ingredients for COVID-19 drugs. Read more.   

AURP in Action: The University Financing Foundation (TUFF) Sponsors Higher Education Webinar, May 20

The University Financing Foundation, Inc. (TUFF) is sponsoring a higher education-focused Webinar, Wed., May 20, 2:00pm EDT on "The Critical Role of Strategic HR (Part one of four)" hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Register now.

AURP in Action: STAR Park's Terra Solar, EnVault, Tripology Winners of 2nd Annual TXST New Ventures
The Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Park at Texas State University announces Terra Solar, EnVault, Tripology are the winners of its 2nd annual TXST New Ventures. This is a major milestone for STAR Park and the New Ventures Program on their mission to promote innovation and entrepreneurship at Texas State. Read more.

AURP in Action: The Research Park at FAU Launches Its Development Initiative, Global Ventures

The Research Park at FAU launches its development initiative, Global Ventures, to scale-up 2nd-stage companies from around the world and US to help drive South Florida's economy. Read more.

AURP in Action: University of Arizona President "Cautiously Optimistic" About Reopening in Fall

University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins, MD joins Erin Burnett on CNN to discuss the steps the university is taking to expand its COVID-19 testing capabilities. Watch now.

AURP in Action: University Enterprise Labs One of 13 Strategic Accelerators in BARDA/DRIVe Network

University Enterprise Labs in Saint Paul, MN was selected last year to be one of 13 strategic accelerators in the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA/DRIVe) network. Learn more.

AURP in Action: Perkins&Will Named a Finalist in Fast Company’s “World Changing Ideas” Awards

Perkins&Will DOME was recognized as a Fast Company finalist in the Spaces, Places, and Cities and an Honoree in the Corporate Social Responsibility awards categories. Learn more.

AURP in Action: NC State's Nonwovens Institute Donates Filtration Material to Army in Fight Against COVID-19

Uniting with the U.S. Army in the fight against COVID-19, NC State donated 5,000 meters of its newly developed filtration material to Fort Bragg to create much-needed face masks. Read more.

AURP in Action: Purdue University Starts Limited COVID-19 Testing in Diagnostic Lab

Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation are partnering with the Indiana State Department of Health and Indiana hospitals to help increase Indiana’s testing capacity for the virus. Read more.