October 2015

AURP Friends & Colleagues 

As AURP's Chief Executive Officer, it has been a pleasure to work with you these past years.

Some things we've accomplished:
  • Achieved first-ever U.S. federal funding for research park initiatives
  • Established first-ever university research park employment metrics
  • Created the industry-standard AURP-Battelle report
  • Developed Research Parks 101 and Creating Communities of Innovation into industry best practices
  • Developed Special Project Advising for research parks, universities and communities 
  • Collaborated with the National Academies of Sciences to convene the first-ever NAS research and science park symposium, with subsequent book
  • Nurtured AURP into today's strong and healthy association as so many other associations withered, dissolved or changed dramatically in the post-2007 environment of intense pressure on state and university budgets
Thank you for your partnership and counsel. Let's celebrate the twelve new EDA-funded park projects now underway and continue to work to make the world a better place. 

Blessings to you.

Eileen Walker

Cummings Research Park Holds Master Plan Open House
From WAFF 48
By WAFF 48 Digital Staff

The Cummings Research Park team is looking to move the park forward.
On Wednesday, a master plan open house was held at Columbia High School. This gave people in the community an opportunity to give their input on how they want the park to develop.

IIT-B to Open Research Park
From the Free Press Journal
by FPJ Bureau

The Indian Institute of Bombay (IIT-B) is going to open a 'research park' in Powai in order to create a common platform for researchers, academia and industry to work in close collaboration with each other on contemporary research problems, technology challenges and product innovations.

The academia-industry partnership between IIT-B and Applied Materials is celebrating its tenth year in 2015. As part of this, to further strengthen the partnership, Applied Materials is planning to be the anchor client in IIT Bombay's research park.

Newport News Promises 16 Acres of Land for Ion Collider Project

From the Daily Press 
by Theresa Clift

If the U.S. Department of Energy chooses Jefferson Lab for a $1 billion ion collider, Newport News officially has a place to put it, Mayor McKinley Price announced during his State of the City address Tuesday.

City leaders hope its promise to donate about 16 acres of city land to the lab if needed will help Jefferson Lab win the facility over its much larger New York competitor.

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Career Opportunities

AURP Executive Director
AURP is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the organization as Executive Director (ED). The ED will develop and execute a forward-thinking vision for the future of the AURP that reflects the marketplace, the future of research parks globally and the needs of AURP membership.

Dean of the College of Engineering
The University of Akron
The University is looking for a Dean of Engineering with the passion, plan, and track record to continue the COE's upward trajectory towards global and regional excellence in education, research,
entrepreneurship, experiential learning and scholarship while delivering a high-quality, cost-effective engineering education at all levels.

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