The Innovation Award recognizes a company within a university research park that has produced a substantial and meaningful innovative 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.

Nominations will be accepted up to Friday, July 13, 2018, so please be sure to submit your application on or before that date.

All of this year's AURP Award Winners will be honored at the AURP 2018 International Conference Awards Luncheon at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland.

AURP members may submit any number of nominations for this award, so don't be shy! Park directors are invited to submit nominations for innovative technologies developed at organizations within their Park.

Please be aware that individuals and parks may be nominated for a maximum of TWO awards categories; however, a park or individual will only be awarded in ONE category. Each submission must be for one award only.

Each item on the nomination form will be ranked by a point system.

Decisions of the Awards Committee are final, and all scores are confidential and undisclosed. The Awards Committee reserves the right to decide which awards will be given each year, and not all awards will be given every year.

So let's begin!

* 1. Description of Nominated Commercialized Innovation

* 2. Innovative Company Address
City, State, Zip Code, Phone and Email address

* 3. Web Address of Company

* 4. Web Address of Company's Home Research Park

* 5. Nominated by:

* 6. Please describe this innovation and why it should be honored by AURP.

* 7. Please describe tangible results that are the product of this innovation.

* 8. Please list any notable accomplishments such as awards, and/or special recognitions that this innovation has received.

Please provide any appropriate collateral media that demonstrate the innovation. Up to 10 pages will be permitted. These items must be submitted electronically in PDF format no later than Friday, July 13, 2018, to Vickie Palmer at Please be sure to have your email have a subject line of "Innovation Award Nomination Materials".

* 9. Please provide the name and contact information for three professional references who are familiar with the innovation.

* 10. Any other comments you'd like to add?

Thank you so much for your submission. We will announce the winners at the Awards Luncheon held at The Hotel in College Park, Maryland.
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See you there!