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AURP's 2017 International Conference 

October 9-12 hosted by Cummings Research Park in Huntsville, AL

One of the world's leading science and technology parks, Cummings Research Park is a model for transforming research into business success. With a vibrant mixture of Fortune 500 companies, local and international high-tech enterprises, U.S. space and defense agencies, a thriving business incubator, and competitive higher-education institutions, Cummings Research Park (CRP) is the center of attention for research and technology.

AURP 2017 Huntsville Alabama

Huntsville Mayor Invites You to Rocket City
for AURP's 2017 International Conference

Huntsville Mayor Invites You to Rocket City



AT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCEresearch park and innovation district professionals will launch their professional learning. Here's our Top 10 reasons to attend IC2017:

#10     Meet and network with colleagues representing our global community of university research              parks and technology incubators 

#9       Learn the latest trends in institution-based economic development

#8       Be inspired by world renowned entrepreneurs

#7       Experience stimulating headline leaders and panel discussions

#6       Our Learning Lab will deep dive into emergency planning and cyber security for your park

#5       Learn how to combat What Keeps You up at Night at our Advanced Leadership Roundtable

#4       Communities of Innovation 101 is for anyone new to the industry or just preparing to dive in

#3       Tour the CRP Campus at they rollout their new master plan plus visit with leaders of                          HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology as they change the world - one life at a time

#2       Shoot for the stars at the AURP 22nd Annual Awards of Excellence Dinner under the
           Saturn V @ the U.S. Space & Rocket Center

#1       THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! It’s time to aim your sights on Huntsville at AURP IC2017! Lets              enjoy all that Rocket City has to offer and together we will toast CRP on many more years of            success!


Sponsoring AURP

The AURP International Conference Sponsorship offers investors the opportunity to be recognized at the International Conference as a major contributor to the success of the organization with a prominent presence at this event and in all AURP Conference-marketing publications. At this Conference, research park leaders will:

Meet and network with colleagues representing major university research parks and technology incubators, hosted by Cummings Research Park
Learn from speakers at the leading-edge of university research park development and scientific exploration
Experience stimulating panel discussions
Enjoy all that Rocket City has to offer!

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IC2017 Program—Download

IC2017 Program


Who attends

  • University research, science and tech park directors
  • University research center directors
  • Innovation District directors
  • Technology transfer officers
  • University incubator managers
  • Economic development officials
  • Architectural, designers and master planners
  • Real estate developers
  • Commercial real estate brokers
  • Intellectual property attorneys
  • Intellectual property law firms
  • Venture capital firms

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    Getting There - Huntsville
    & Alternative Airports

    • Huntsville International Airport (HSV) - 7 miles / 15-20 minutes
      Birmingham International Airport (BHM) - 75 miles / 1.5 hours
    • Nashville International Airport (BNA) - 105 miles / 2 hours
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