Insights Into Research Parks
We invite you to meet in the trenches at select university research parks with established park directors and their teams. 


Aggie Square,
UC Davis

December 12 - 13, 2023
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University Corporate Research Park,
MSU Research Foundation

May 8 - 9, 2024
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Hotel: Courtyard Sacramento Midtown 
4422 Y Street Sacramento, California 95817
Hotel reservations must be made by November 13th, 2023
Click the button to book at our group rate for $199 a night
  Hotel: Graduate East Lansing 
133 Evergreen Avenue East Lansing, Michigan 48823
Hotel reservations must be made by April 8th, 2024
Click the button to book at our group rate for $139 a night

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 Insights into Research Parks (I2RP) is designed for those interested in viewing these distinctive parks, learning their unique story of ongoing development and programs in addition to challenges and opportunities. Whether you are new to research parks or representing your own established research park and community, each I2RP gathering will provide an exclusive learning environment and knowledge exchange. Each 1 ½ day program will be unique to their region, involving their team, university and community leaders to learn history, best practices and overall ecosystem.  Not to replace the Communities of Innovation 101 (RP101) programming held at the annual International Conference, I2RP should be considered a companion program, showcasing each one-of-a-kind university research park.

Sample Topics Include

• AURP & Communities of Innovation • Working with Your University
• Research Park Governance • Master Planning a Park
• Impact of Government Relations  • Marketing & Positioning Your Park
• Focus on Innovation Districts • Financing Your Park
• Planning for Economic Impact & Measuring the Results • Incubators
• Business Acceleration within the Park