Communities of Innovation 101

Our 101 program is a continual 'work in progress' and transforming to a year-round on-demand exchange.

Gain insights from experienced park and innovation district executives as they cover basic elements of strategy and share their lessons learned along the way. Designed for those who are new to university research parks and innovation districts, this intensive program will address park and innovation district organization and management with a special emphasis on development, funding, marketing and economic impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain these valuable insights from the pros!

Just as the world has pivoted, so has AURP. Beginning 2022, the COI 101 will be offered up online, in digestible modules that individuals can participate in on their own schedule. At the IC2022 in Toronto, Canada, we will unite participates at LAUNCH POINT to rollout the new format, address burning issues, revisit trends and further deep dive into modules.


Welcome to COI Launch Point!
This abbreviated COI 101 session held at AURP IC2022 will serve as a launch point of discovery and offer up an overview of what you need to know, considerations for your research park or innovation district. 

The Basic 5 Tenants of a Research Park/Innovation District Planning
ONLINE IN FALL 2022

• Working with Your University/Local Organization
• Governance
• Finance
• Master Planning
• Economic Impact and Results

Case Studies from Our Membership
ONLINE IN 2022 - coming soon

• Hear the Good and the Bad
• All lessons learned are shared

 Operating Your Research Park/Innovation District
ONLINE IN 2022 - coming soon

• Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
• Communications
• Programming / Engagement Strategies
• Entrepreneurship / Incubators / Accelerators
• Government Relations

 

Chair:
  Erin KoshutExecutive Director, Cummings Research Park       

 

Previous COI 101 Speakers have included:

 
Brian Darmody
 
Jason Boudreaux
 
Kevin Byrne
 
Stephen Coulston
 
Kate Engel
 
Mitch Horowitz
 
Stephen Frayser

 
Laura Frerichs

 
Jeff Johnson
 
Julie Lenzer

Jackie Kerby Moore