AURP and our community continues to remain resilient and thrive - leading with steadfast enthusiasm in this time of uncertainty. Given your daily demands, AURP's mission is to engage impactful collaboration in manageable nuggets throughout AURP WEEK - November 2-6 every day from 2PM - 4:30PM EST.
Mark your calendar to begin check-in at 1:45 each day to view Virtual Tours of Park and Innovation Districts from around the globe!

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Ice Breakers
Virtual Park/District Tours
2:00 PM - 3:35 PM

WELCOMING REMARKS
Leah Burton,
Vice President, AURP; Director, Centennial Campus Partnership Office and Industry Alliances, NS State University

MAIN AUDITORIUM
CHANGING CULTURE THROUGH ACTIONABLE BUSINESS STRATEGY
Donald Thompson,
CEO, Walk West and The Diversity Movement
The ROI of D&I

DIVERSITY STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES AND INNOVATION
Dr. DeRionne Pollard,
President, Montgomery College

AWARD PRESENTATION: INNOVATION
Awards Chair: Chris Carlson,
Senior Vice President, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

3:35 PM - 3:45 PM

BREAK OPTIONS
Networking Chat Rooms

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN UNIVERSITIES & INDUSTRY TO ACCELERATE INNOVATION  
Scott Baxter,
President, S.C. Baxter Consulting
Carol Robertson-Plouch,
DVM, CEO, Convergence Bioscience, LLC
Greg Deason,
Senior Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Place Making, Purdue Research Foundation
Kelley Rich,
MBA, Executive Director of Commercialization, IDEA Center at University of Notre Dame
Simran Trana,
MBA, Associate Vice President or Innovation and Commercialization, Indiana University
The rapidly changing world is driving new demands for innovation across all industries. The need to drive new ideas into today’s business strategies and product pipelines to remain competitive under tightening corporate budgets is an extremely difficult challenge. This environment provides a unique opportunity for “elevating” the relationship between leading research centers, entrepreneurs, and corporations. Key learnings and best practices for developing these relationships and new collaboration models to accelerate corporate innovation will be discussed.

GAINING INSIGHT AND TALENT IN THE UNIQUE LEGAL ISSUES OF OUR COMMUNITIES OF INNOVATION
George Martin,
Esq., Virginia
T. Craig Harmon,
Partner, McGuireWoods
Lance Patterson,
CEO, Patterson Real Estate Advisory Group

SCIENCE PARKS TO INFORM COMMUNITY DESIGN: UNEXPECTED PRECEDENTS FOR UNEXPECTED CRISIS  
Peter Baird,
Perkins and Will
Nick Goodwin,
PhD, MAPM, COO, Anglia Innovation Partnership, LLP; Norwich Innovation Park
Post-pandemic design solutions are looking at how to create hyperconnected and mixed environments. For Norwich Research Park (NRP), the shared proximity of hospital, university, research institutes, and a network of companies creates a highly responsive and resilient community. In our presentation, we will explain lessons learnt from NRP and across the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor, demonstrate how these can be applied to other communities, and explore the positive impacts beyond the district to the region.

THE RESKILLING REVOLUTION AND HUMAN VALUE ADDING PROCESS
Jean Sébastien Bouchard,
President, CAPE
This session will bring participants to rethink human productivity and the impact of training. We aim for a better understanding of the link between upskilling, reskilling and organizations productivity and growth. How can we bring a whole generation of workers into the evolving work reality? Through serious gaming, active learning and bottom-up measurement tools that empower employees to make a data driven decision for the greater good. We call it: the active and learning workforce.

PARTNERSHIPS TO PROMOTE INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT  
Martha Leal-González,
PhD, Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo Leon
Emma Carlo-Guerrero,
Institute of Innovation and Technology Transfer of Nuevo Leon
How can park and innovation district managers strength the partnership and collaboration network between their R&D centers and researchers? How interinstitutional collaboration can consolidate the capacities and initiatives to boost innovation and technological development? The session focuses on how the collaborative model of the Women in STEAM @ PIIT committee helps to increase the scope and impact of their activities for the fulfillment of its goals.