AURP, Giving you the resources today so your organization can be competitive into the 21st century.
Are you a research park manager looking to market your facilities to investors? Want to know how to launch technology incubators? Is your university in the developing stages of a technology park?
Then AURP is the right organization for you!
The Association of University Research Parks represents committed professionals in the research/science park field. AURP members have diverse backgrounds from research park directors, university administrators, consultants, real estate developers, and venture capitalists.
AURP's fundamental goal is to promote the development of research parks and technology incubators in order to achieve successful technology-based economic development.
AURP meets its goal by providing the publications, conferences, technical assistance, and contacts to its member community.
AURP members are committed to making a difference. University research and science parks are an important source for the development of technological and life sciences. Start-up companies in research parks are building into larger enterprises improving the quality of life for those in the surrounding community and for consumers around the world.
We are proud of our members' activity and AURP invites you to join these professionals in shaping the future of technology and science.
Become a Member of AURP Today!
Member Services and Benefits:
AURP's Annual Conference brings together research park professionals from around the world. The annual conference provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences with research park directors and technology development managers. The Annual Conference includes on-site tours of active parks and incubators. Conference attendees can participate in seminars and workshops that focus on a wide range of topics in research park development.
Members are able to contact research and science park experts through AURP's membership directory, at the conferences and by referral from AURP's office. If you want to find contacts in a particular country or if you are searching for professional advice and free films
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Worldwide Research & Science Park Directory.
This is a distinguished "Who's Who" of the international research/science park profession, listing information on more than 400 research parks worldwide. AURP members are encouraged to submit their park contact and background information in this renowned directory.
The Research Park Forum.
This monthly publication covers the trends and issues facing the research park field. This is not your typical association newsletter; members can contribute information and receive professional news service in return.
AURP Membership Directory.
Lists over 200 member organizations. The directory also contains lists of AURP officers, website addresses, and member consultants involved in research park development.
SWAT Technical Services.
AURP technical services will assist you with training, research, public relations and other consulting services. Experienced park managers and consultants will collaborate with AURP staff to make your research/science institutions more competitive in the global marketplace. Team assembly is quick with initial response within hours of a request. If you are a beginner in the research park management field, AURP's technical services can review your progress and assist you with innovative managing strategies.
Washington, DC, Presence:
AURP's office is located just outside of the nation's capital. This gives the association and its members the opportunity to interact with those who make federal policy. AURP is in an ideal position to monitor federal legislative activity affecting those in the research park and technology incubator fields.
AURP has members in numerous countries. You can interact with leading international consultants, research and science park directors and university administrators. AURP members from around the world work together to promote science park development. You will find that AURP membership has no geographic borders. AURP has the brightest minds in the science park field who contribute speeches and educational seminars and forge the long-term relationships that are priceless in value.