Award Nominations & Criteria

The Association of University Research Parks is proud to present the 2018 Awards of Excellence in research and science park development and practice.

AURP will honor industry leaders at the 2018 International Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Deadline for 2018 Awards Submissions: Friday, July 13th

Outstanding Research Park Award

Recognizes the parks that excel in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students and faculty.

Emerging Research Park Award

This Award is presented to an emerging park that has been in operation less than ten (10) years. Applicants will have excelled in bringing technology from the laboratory to economically viable business activities, thus promoting the growth of businesses, jobs and public revenue. These parks actively participate in the university and federal lab community, creating an important positive effect on university research funding and on recruitment of superior students, faculty and researchers. It was given for the first time in 2007. 

Career Achievement Award

Recognizes individuals who have made research and science parks a central focus of their careers, who have achieved success with one or more parks over a substantial period of time, and who have received peer recognition for advancing the field of research and science parks. 

Innovation Award

The Innovation Award recognizes a company within a university research park that has produced a substantial and meaningful innovation product or service. Research park companies worldwide are bringing new technologies and innovative ideas to market. AURP honors these achievements and recognizes the power of innovation. 

Leadership Award

Recognizes a business, university or governmental leader who has made an outstanding contribution to the success and total community impact of a university research and technology park. 

 

AURP Past Awards Recipients

 
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