Calendar of Events

AURP’s Community of Practice Webinar
Tactics to Cultivate Communities of Innovation While Leveraging Support from Federal, State and Private Sectors

Speakers
Jeff Smith, Director, University Corporate Research Foundation, Michigan State University

Russ Zarras, Lead Business Developer, Fraunhofer USA

Recipient of EDA’s Tech Hubs Strategy Development Award funding for its place-based economic development, Materials Advancement and Research Solutions (MARS) Tech Hubs project, the MSU Research Foundation drives discovery, innovation, and connection at the Michigan State University and beyond. These speakers will delve into the successes and challenges encountered in these efforts, focusing on identifying effective strategies, lessons learned from these experiences, and recommendations to prepare for upcoming opportunities.

Underpinned by the prestigious recognition of the EDA’s Tech Hubs Strategy Development Award bestowed upon Materials Advancement and Research Solutions (MARS) Tech Hubs project, this AURP webinar promises an insightful exploration into the realm of place-based economic development. Spearheaded by the MSU Research Foundation, renowned for its commitment to fostering discovery, driving innovation, and nurturing connections within and beyond the Michigan State University community, this session boasts a lineup of distinguished speakers poised to illuminate the path forward.

Anticipate discussion on both the triumphs and tribulations encountered throughout the journey of advancing the MARS Tech Hubs project. With a spotlight on identifying effective strategies, these leaders will dissect the nuanced approaches that have catalyzed success, providing invaluable insights for stakeholders eager to embark on similar initiatives.

By delving into the challenges confronted along the way, gain a holistic understanding of the intricacies inherent in place-based economic development endeavors. From navigating regulatory landscapes to fostering collaboration across diverse stakeholders, Jeff Smith and Russ Zarras will offer pragmatic guidance honed from real-world scenarios.

May 23, 2024
2:30-3:30 pm EST
No Fee To Attend


BIO Health Caucus


June 2-3, 2024


Clean Tech CaucusMalvern, Pennsylvania
Hosted by St. Gobain
Registration Opening Soon!


August 27-28, 2024

AURP’s Community of Practice Webinar
How Space and Aerospace Technologies Are Building Communities of Innovation On The Ground
Registration Opening Soon!

Speakers
Erin Koshut, President, AURP; Executive Director, Cummings Research Park 
Matt Scassero, Director of Operations and Outreach, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland 
JobsOhio rep, Kevin Chambers, Managing Director, Logistics, Distribution and Supply Chain 
North Dakota State University rep, Brenda Wyland, Chief Executive Officer

Additional information and description - to be announced

September 12, 2024
2:00-3:00 pm EST
No Fee To Attend

AURP’s Community of Practice Webinar
Building Clean Tech Ecosystems with Federal, State, and University Resources: A Primer
Registration Opening Soon!

Speakers
Efficiency and Renewable Energy, DOE
Kathy Magruder, Maryland Clean Tech Council 
Meg Hardon, Infineon(invited) 

Additional information and description - to be announced 

October 29, 2024
2:00-3:00 pm EST
No Fee To Attend


2024 International Conference
Hosted by the University of Arkansas
Registration Opening Soon!


November 11-14, 2024


Spring Training
New Location: Omni Tempe Hotel @ASU
Registration Opening Soon!


February 24-27, 2025