The Association of University Research Parks (AURP), the world’s leading network of university research, science and technology park professionals, invites you to share your knowledge, expertise and experience by presenting at the 2015 International Conference in Buffalo, New York.
CONFERENCE THEME: C3 – Connect, Collaborate, Create
Proven engines for economic growth and development, university research parks influence their communities in significant ways. AURP’s 2015 annual conference, hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will feature experts who will examine university research park best practices and the strategies which will develop a knowledge-based economy by increasing ties between university, research parks, government and industry partners.
NEW TRACK ON INNOVATION DISTRICTS
With the exciting opportunity of showcasing the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus as a prime example of the emerging trend of Innovation Districts, the conference will feature joint plenary sessions—and a concurrent track specifically designed for attendees located in or interested in the creation of an Innovation District.
Interesting approaches and creative solutions to challenges surrounding university research parks regarding the conference theme of C3 – Connect, Collaborate, Create, as well as the new concurrent track of Innovation Districts, are sought for presentations.
Concurrent breakout sessions will be 60 minutes including all introductions and Q&A.
Past conference sessions include:
• Corporate Partnerships In The Research Park Ecosystem
• Real World Social Media For Research Parks
• Growth in Cybersecurity: Opportunities
• Crowdfunding and The Innovation Economy
• Telling the Whole Story: Universities, Research Parks, and Contributions to the Economy
• Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships
• Reaching Scale Through Open Innovation: Opportunities for Universities and their Research Parks
• Beyond Traditional Infrastructure
• Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Talent for Complex Partnerships
• Integration = Innovation: Research Clusters as Change Agents in their Communities
• Partnering for Success: National Labs and Research Parks