COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus Update

The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has touched the lives and businesses of our friends and colleagues across our community of innovation. Our research community has been impacted by recent cancellations of conferences, closure of universities, and large gatherings. Our deepest sympathy goes out to those affected. Keeping in line with our mission to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth in a global economy through university, industry and government partnerships, AURP will explore online educational offerings that build upon existing fundamentals to overcome these challenging scenarios. Read more.


Charlie D'Agostino Named a 2020 Baton Rouge Business Hall of Fame inductee

The Business Report of Greater Baton Rouge has named Charlie D'Agostino, the retired founder and Executive Director of LSU Innovation Park and the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at Louisiana State University, a 2020 Baton Rouge Business Hall of Fame inductee. Read more.

Philadelphia's University City Science Center releases its 2019 IMPACT Report

Philadelphia's University City Science Center has released its 2019 IMPACT Report, which details its commercialization work (118 businesses and projects supported) as well as its community-support activities that "inspire action," Says UCSC President & CEO Steve Zarrilli. Read more.

Celerion to Open a New Office at Nebraska Innovation Campus

Celerion, a Lincoln, NE pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, will open up a new office at Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC). Celerion has conducted clinical studies for investigatory medicines in Lincoln for more than 50 years. Dan Duncan, AURP President and Executive Director of NIC, called Celerion "a great long-term fit" for the campus. Read more.

Mtech Ventures wins a $50,000 US SBA award to support innovation in Opportunity Zones

Mtech Ventures, a U-MD incubator program led by Satish Tamboli, has won a $50,000 US SBA award to support innovation in Opportunity Zones in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Mtech Ventures will partner with AURP and the Center for Accelerating Innovation for grant activities. Read more.



University of South Florida (USF) and Jabil Inc. Announce $1 Million Partnership

USF and Jabil Inc. have announced a $1 million partnership focused on research, innovation and talent development with the opening of a new institute in the USF Research Park. Read more.

UC Davis Chancellor May and Sacramento Mayor Steinberg Announce Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced a major cross-disciplinary collaboration at UC Davis Aggie Square. Wexford Science & Technology and GMH Capital Partners are Aggie Square's development team. Read more.

BioSTL Moves to New Epicenter for Bioscience

BioSTL has moved to a new epicenter for bioscience at The BioSTL Building in the Cortex Innovation Community.  BioSTL serves as the anchor tenant in new space to help drive St. Louis’ bioscience startup ecosystem. Read more.