January 2016
The Start-Up India Mission Looks Beyond IITs, IIMs

From thehindu.com

The Start-Up India mission to be unveiled on Saturday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi includes an ambitious plan to create a network of startup centres, technology business incubators and research parks, to take the startup culture beyond the top-tier education institutions such as IITs and IIMs.

The Human Resource Development Ministry and the Department of Science and Technology have agreed to partner in an initiative to set up over 75 such startup support hubs in the National Institutes of Technology (NITs), the Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) and NIPERs or National Institutes of Pharmaceutical Education and Research.

Register Today for AURP's Spring Training 2016

Looking for a different kind of professional development? Called "AURP's best event ever" by past attendees, this meeting is a can't-miss for anyone running a research park. Meet face-to-face with senior-level research park executives.
HORNE Cyber Solutions Opening Up Shop at MSU Research Park
From cdispatch.com

A new company born out of a recent business acquisition will operate in Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park, the university announced Tuesday. 
HORNE LLP, one of the top 50 accounting and business advisory firms in the nation, announced its acquisition of the Halberd Group and the subsequent establishment of HORNE Cyber Solutions, a release states. 
The Halberd Group team, which was founded by MSU graduates Kendall Blaylock, Brad Fuller and Wesley McGrew, will transition to HORNE Cyber Solutions, and the company selected the research park's Ralph E. Powe Innovative Technology building as its home. Read More.
VJS Gets Go-Ahead for Hotel Proposal at Research Park in Wauwatosa

From biztimes.com

Despite objection from a competing hotel chain, VJS Development Group will be allowed to move forward with plans to construct a 130-room hotel at Research Park in Wauwatosa.

The Milwaukee County Research Park Corporation board voted unanimously Tuesday to continue its negotiations with the Pewaukee-based developer. Read more.
Medical ForecastL Gene Therapy, HealthIT Boom
From philly.com

What will 2016 bring in the way of medical advances?

As president and CEO of Philadelphia's University City Science Center, an incubator of medical research, Stephen Tang has an uncommon vantage point on that question.
He predicts gene therapy, an experimental technique that uses genes to treat or prevent disease, and health information technology will boom this year. He spoke to us recently about the center and what lies ahead. Read more.
University Research Park Aims to Attract Companies and Talent that Seek Urban Spaces and Collaboration 

From wisbussiness.com

Aaron Olver wants University Research Park to look more like a city.

That, says URP's managing director, includes bringing in restaurants, coffee shop and fitness centers, as well as adding more picnic tables and social events and expanding URP's food carts program. It's all part of an effort to attract more companies to URP and bring in talent that increasingly seeks urban spaces and collaboration. 

"It's a trend and a force that Research Park has to capture going into the future," Olver said yesterday at a Rotary Club event.

That's not to say that URP, located three miles west of UW-Madison, doesn't already have a wealth of companies there. In fact, Olver said, the amount of tech companies at URP make it one of the densest tech spaces in the country.

But URP wants to add to that density, Olver said, bringing in smaller companies to its spaces but also larger tenants such as Exact Sciences, which recently announced an expansion at URP rather than downtown Madison. Read more.
2016 Calendar 
April 11-15th
June 5-6th
San Francisco
September 27-30th
Oklahoma City
We've Moved!
AURP has moved to a new suite in our current building. Please update your records to reflect:

6262 N. Swan Road, Suite 125
Tucson, Arizona USA 85718

Career Opportunities

Associate General Counsel

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science & Technology) is seeking to hire 2 Associate General Counsel positions to join its campus on the Red Sea. KAUST is a rapidly-growing international, graduate-level research University dedicated to advancing scientific and technological education and research. The campus boasts exceptional standards for community residences and recreational facilities and a truly multicultural community environment. Expatriate employees enjoy exceptional packages, including tax-free salaries, relocation allowances, accommodation and other additional incentives. Please click here for further information on life at KAUST and to search & apply. 

Associate Vice-Principal (Innovation and Partnerships)
McGill University

McGill University is seeking an outstanding individual to lead its innovation and partnership strategy, agenda and operations. McGill is undergoing a process of transformation to become a more open and active partner in the global innovation ecosystem, with a focus on developing channels for broader translation of path-breaking research and novel ideas into solutions benefitting local, national and global society. The Associate Vice-Principal (Innovation and Partnerships) will be a catalyst for this transformation.

Vice President for Research
Kansas State University
Kansas State University (www.k-state.edu) in Manhattan, Kansas, seeks an experienced, innovative research strategist to serve as the Vice President for Research (VPR). The nation's first operating landgrant institution, K-State is internationally recognized for excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery (RSCAD), undergraduate and graduate education, extension, and outreach.

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