July 2016
International Conference Snapshot 
Curious about what to expect at this year's International Conference? Take a look at and get a "snapshot" of what we have in store for you.

iAccelerate Centre Opening Heralds Innovation Boom

From iaccelerate.com.au

The NSW Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, the Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, officially opened the new home for the University of Wollongong's (UOW) business incubator and accelerator, the iAccelerate Centre.

The iAccelerate Centre was made possible through $16.5 million from the NSW Government's Restart NSW Illawarra Infrastructure Fund.

The state-of-the-art, three-storey, 4000 square metre building features "plug and go" expandable space for more than 280 entrepreneurs. Read more.
Innovation or Common Sense? Fredericton's Culture of Innovation

From ignitefredericton.com

Chapter 8 - Innovation or common sense to leverage assets and create jobs?
Did you know that there is $7.2 billion of potential investment and 5,000 jobs projected for New Brunswick over the next five years in major natural resource development projects according to economists?  Did you know that at the stroke of a pen, $2.2 billion has been deducted from the equation for shale gas development? Including the latter, these mega projects originally projected peak employment demand of 8,600 positions from 2017-18, and 28,000 by 2025.  Read more.

MaRS Partners with Sun Life to Expand Digital Innovation Agenda

From marsdd.com

MaRS Discovery District announced a partnership with Sun Life Financial. Working within the health and financial technology (fintech) groups at MaRS, Sun Life will connect and collaborate with companies in the MaRS community to continue to push the boundaries in digital health solutions and financial technologies. Read more.
Tool to Detect Food Allergens Developed at The University of Guelph's Office of Research

From news.uoguelph.ca
Researchers at U of G's BioNano Laboratory have developed a portable, discrete apparatus that can identify allergens such as peanuts or gluten more quickly and cost effectively. The new detector could expedite allergen reporting and reduce the number of allergic reactions through more timely results.

The wallet-size equipment means tests can be done on location instead of having to rely on a lab that may be located far away. Read more.

2016 Calendar
International Conference
September 27-30th
Oklahoma City 

This year's annual event brings hundreds from around the world to Oklahoma City and The University of Oklahoma's Research Campuses

Visit our International Conference Website to learn more. 

Full Calendar of Events

Career Opportunites 
Director of Economic Development and Tourism-Stafford Technology and Research Park

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for an executive to lead the economic development and tourism efforts that create jobs and investment prosperity throughout Stafford County. Reporting to the County Administrator, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development and Tourism Department. Read more.

Stay up-to-date with all job postings by visiting our Career Center page.

Request for Host Proposal

2018 International Conference
We are in the final phase of receiving proposals from cities/research parks around the country that desire to host AURP's 2018 International Conference. For more information or to find to make sure your Park isn't left out, click here for more information.


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Additional Stories
ConnectIreland Absorbs StartupIreland in Order to Realise Ireland's Startup Ambitions

ConnectIreland announced that it has assumed control of Startup Ireland, paving the way for an exciting new era in the ongoing evolution of Ireland's startup ecosystem. Read more. 

RPC Consulting expands at Chesterford Research Park 

Chesterford Research Park is delighted to confirm that the mathematical modeling team of RPC Consulting has expanded its presence at Chesterford.

RPC Consulting specialise in assisting clients within the insurance sector with risk management - delivering solutions to the unique challenges faced by this industry. Read more. 
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