AURP Peer2Peer



AURP Peer2Peer Network groups help professionals in the university-based incubator and tech park industry share challenges and lessons learned in a friendly, informal environment. Peer2Peer groups meet bi-monthly and provide an opportunity for individuals in similar roles and functions to exchange recommendations, best-practices and ideas to utilize AURP’s best resource: its own members. Championed by both the Board and Advisory Council members for its flexibility, each Peer2Peer group is able to determine the format that best suits the members of the group, including possible guest speakers, special topics and roundtables. Whether you lead a research park, manage a facility, are the community manager at an incubator or lead the business development for a park, we know you will find a peer group that works for you.

Peer 2 Peer Network group calls are open to all AURP members, including their research park and university colleagues.

Peer2Peer Network groups and meet-up dates: 

Incubation/Acceleration @ 2 PM EST May 1 Sep 4 Nov 6    
CEO to CEO @ 2 PM EST Jan 9 May 8 Sept 11 Nov 13  
Business Development @ 1 PM EST Feb 8 Apr 12 June 14 Aug 9 Nov 15
Facilities/Sustainability @ 2 PM EST Jan 16 Mar 20 May 15 Sept 18 Nov 20
Community/Place Making @ 2 PM EST Feb 15 Apr 19 June 21 Aug 16 Dec 6
Strategic Marketing @ 2 PM EST Jan 23 Mar 27 May 22 Sept 25 Nov 27
Legacy and Large Research Parks (NEW) @ 2 PM EST Feb 22 Apr 26 Jun 28 Aug 23 Nov 29
Land-grant Associated Research Parks (NEW) @ 2 PM EST
 (formerly Non-Urban and Small Market Research Parks)
Feb 1 Apr 5 June 7 Aug 2 Nov 8




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There will be no calls held in July.
The groups will meet in-person at Spring Training/Mar 5-9 and International Conference/Oct 23-26). 


Here's what your colleagues are saying about the AURP Peer2Peer Network groups:

“I’ve really enjoyed working with colleagues across the country in such a close and casual manner.  It’s good to remember we are facing many of the same challenges and opportunities and to be able to discuss overarching vision along with implementation strategies and tactics is invaluable.” - Allison Madden, MBA, Corporate Secretary and Director of Operations
University of South Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

"Park management is very specialized.  It often feels like we are on an island.  I'm really looking forward to the P2P groups providing us with a venue to leverage the experience and expertise of others on similar islands!" - Joe W. Meredith, PhD, President, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Inc.





Missed the Strategic Marketing webinar, "World Order of Site De-SelectionWatch and listen now:

Led by AURP CEO Carol Stewart with special guests: Steven Jast, President of Research On Investment (ROI) and Rebecca Moudry, Vice President of Business Development for ROI (and former Deputy Director of Investment Services at Select USA), the webinar covers the site selection decision making process and its evolution over the last decade.

ROI specializes on lead generation through multiple platforms for economic development organization and B2B companies. Their global services have contributed to $10 billion of capital investment and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs

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