August 2015

Brookings Institution Vice President Bruce Katz  will join AURP leaders to examine demographic and workplace changes that impact places where innovation happens.  Then the group will strategize new park work plans based on 
current and predicted trends.

September 30- Buffalo
 Pre-Conference Intensive
Additional Fees Apply
Are You In?

(please contact AURP to add Leadership Roundtable to pre-existing registrations)
Science Center Receives SBA Grant

University City Science Center has received a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Growth Accelerator Fund for its Digital Health Accelerator (DHA). Launched in 2014, the DHA supports early-stage digital health companies with funding, office space, professional mentorship and introductions to key healthcare stakeholders in the Greater Philadelphia region.  
Johns Hopkins STP's CDI Presents 
at White House Demo Day

One of the lead entrepreneurs and success stories of East Baltimore's Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins was invited to the White House on Tuesday to share its work with President Barack Obama. 


CDI Laboratories, a biotechnology company with locations in Baltimore, Maryland and Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, was asked to participate in the first "White House Demo Day," an event designed to showcase the work of entrepreneurs from around the country and all walks of life. 

Idea Quarter Envisioned At Waterloo
Building on the established success of the David Johnson Research + Technology Park, a plan was presented to City of Waterloo council to give the go ahead for a rebranding of Phillip Street, a vicinity of the city formerly populated by Blackberry, as the Idea Quarter, a proposed vision for district transformation that could attract hundreds of technology, retail and service based businesses, tens of thousands of workers and - if private developers have their way - residential homeowners as well. The sale of Blackberry's real estate portfolio to San Francisco-based commercial real estate firm Spear Street Capital and subsequent purchase of six Blackberry buildings by Bay Street financier Michael Wekerle's The Waterloo Innovation Network (WIN), provided the ideal opportunity to rebrand the district, says Adam Ballew, associate, Spear Street Capital. 
Host Proposals Sought for
AURP's 2017 Conference
Would you like to highlight your university research park by hosting AURP's 2017 International Conference? 

To be considered, submit your proposal electronically to 

Please submit proposals by September 9th

Mark Your Calendar

March 7-11, 2016

Tempe, Arizona  


June 6, 2016

San Francisco

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Are you starting a new innovation community ---- a new park or an innovation district? 

Perhaps you have an existing park or a district facing challenges ---- one that could benefit from a repositioning. For these issues, AURP offers on-site workshops that can be custom designed to solve your particular challenges.
To find out more information, please email Eileen Walker at

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