February 2015
Countdown to Spring
Spring Training 2015 | Tempe Arizona | March 9-13

Stuck in winter weather again? Don't worry. Spring Training in sunny Tempe is right around the corner ----  only 10 days away.

During Joint Venturing in Your Park: Pros and Cons of Different Approaches, our panel will discuss critical aspects of partnerships from the developer side versus the university side while sharing their unique experiences.



Governor appoints Frerichs co-chair of Illinois Innovate Advisory Council

University of Illinois Research Park Director Laura Frerichs
University of Illinois Research Park Director Laura Frerichs was appointed Friday to be co-chair of Gov. Bruce Rauner's newly created Illinois Innovate Advisory Council.

"It's all about bringing together leaders from different backgrounds who can bring different perspectives ---- venture capital, business, research, universities, education, community leaders and corporate executives---- everybody who has a stake in the success of the technology sector," Rauner said at a news conference.

Taiwan Semiconductor vows to ramp up investments into Central Taiwan Science Park

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced that it will invest NT$500 billion in the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to expand manufacturing, creating 5,000 job opportunities in the process.

TSMC is expected to introduce today's most advanced 10-nanometer manufacturing process in the planned expansion.

$50M Facility Planned For Purdue Research Park

The Purdue Research Foundation has announced details of a new $50 million Indiana Advanced Manufacturing Research Center planned for Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette. The center is set to open in 2016 and will focus on composite material discoveries and innovations. It will be funded through the foundation, as well as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Indiana Economic Development Corp.

City of Auburn to expand Technology Park West
by Katherine Haas, Opelika-Auburn News


Auburn's Technology Park West is growing to make room for new industry.

The City of Auburn recently annexed 78.35 acres for the expansion of Technology Park West, which encompasses approximately 449 acres and is home to eight tenants.

According to Megan McGowen, deputy economic development director for the City of Auburn, the city plans to acquire more industrial property every few years to make room for new infrastructure.

Virginia BioTechnology Research Park Expands Reach Across VA

The Virginia BioTechnology Research Park is at full capacity, but is still expanding its reach in the Richmond community and across the Commonwealth. The park is currently home to nearly 60 life science companies, employing more than 2,300 scientists, engineers and researchers in the Central Virginia region.

According to Executive Director Carrie Roth, "Building on the urban renewal component of the research park, to be successful we need to focus on the process not the place through infrastructure for entrepreneurial, innovation and commercialization success. We're repositioning the park and removing our borders to define it as a part of the larger, integrated knowledge-based life sciences community."

To that end, the park is inviting outsiders in and opening up its shared lab and he management team is also engaging with partners across the region.
Mark Your Calendar

Tempe Mission Palms

March 16, 2015 
Washington, DC  

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

June 15, 2015 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hosted by The University City Science Center
More information coming soon

Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, 2015 
Buffalo, New York 
Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
More information coming soon

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Research Park Director
Cummings Research Park
Posted February 20, 2015 

Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs
Kent State University 
Posted January 20, 2015 

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