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First-Ever Space Lab on Earth to Be Built Near Ohio State University Airport 

The first-ever space science park (to be called Voyager Space Science Park) on Earth may soon locate near the Ohio State University Airport. A 10-acre plot in NW Columbus, OH has been set aside for development of a replica of the George Washington Carver Space Park, a lab currently operating on the International Space Station. Read more.

Groundbreaking for University of Michigan Center for Innovation (UCMI) Takes Place Next Month in Detroit

Groundbreaking for the University of Michigan Center for Innovation (UCMI) takes place next month. Construction of the $250 million center in downtown Detroit is expected to take three years. “Our founding as a university traces back to Detroit, so it’s fitting that we reinvigorate and build on our commitment to the city through this center,” said U-M President Santa J. Ono. Read more.

Rosalind Franklin University Innovation and Research Park Welcomes Three Squared Biosciences as New Tenant 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science announced this week a new tenant has moved into its Innovation and Research Park: Three Squared Biosciences, which builds companies that leverage AI to better understand the gut microbiome to prevent diseases. Read more. 

Sarafan ChEM-H and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford Named 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award

Sarafan ChEM-H and Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute at Stanford University has been named the winner of the 2023 SEFA Lab of the Year Award, presented at The Scientific Equipment and Furniture Association (SEFA) Annual Meeting last month in Orlando, FL. Read more.

Iowa State University Receives Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Award at APLU Conference

Iowa State University has received the top Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Award at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) conference. The event honors institutions “performing exemplary work to advance the economic well-being of their states, regions and the nation.” Read more.

16 Tech Innovation District Selected as an Inaugural Spoke for the Investor Catalyst Hub

16 Tech Community Corporation, the nonprofit responsible for the programmatic and physical development of Indianapolis's 16 Tech Innovation District, has announced its selection as an inaugural spoke for the Investor Catalyst Hub, a regional hub of ARPANET-H. Read more.


Lobo Development Corporation Hires David Campbell as Executive Director 

Lobo Development Corporation (LDC) has hired David Campbell as its new Executive Director. LDC, a non-profit organization working in collaboration with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Regents and administration, plans to help guide UNM's effort to create an entertainment district at its South Campus. Read more.

University of Illinois Research Park Launches Greenhouse to Help Develop Bioproducts Industry

The University of Illinois Research Park and officials gathered for a recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new greenhouse that will support Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) research at the construction site on the Research Park campus. Read more.

University of Delaware Opens New FinTech Innovation Hub at the UD STAR Campus 

Delaware Governor John Carney and University of Delaware (UD) President Dennis Assanis joined Delaware Technology Park Executive Director Mike Bowman and other UD leaders last week to cut the ribbon on the new FinTech Innovation Hub at the UD STAR Campus. Read more.

Sandia Science & Technology Park Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

The Sandia Science & Technology Park (SS&TP) reports a great day was had last month at Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science & History where over 400 attendees celebrated the SS&TP's 25th anniversary. "We were blown away with how many people came to celebrate with us," said said SS&TP's Linda von Boetticher. Read more.

Julie Lenzer (Former AURP Board Member) Named to SBA's Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee

The U.S. SBA has announced the appointment of 15 members to its newly established Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee (IIEAC). Among the new members is its Vice Chair, Julie Lenzer (former AURP Board Member and Chief Innovation Officer, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute). Read more.

Cleveland Innovation District Home to Cleveland Clinic's Newly Expanded Research Facilities

The Cleveland Innovation District – a unique public-private initiative with JobsOhio that brings together Cleveland’s healthcare and higher education institutions – is home to Cleveland Clinic's recently opened expansion of its research facilities. Read more.