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AURP Annual Award Recipients

Outstanding Research/Science Park Achievement 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.

2007 Centennial Campus at North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina
2006 University City Science Center
Philadelphia, PA
2005 Delaware Technology Park Inc.
Newark, DE
2004 Purdue Research Park
West Lafayette, IN
2003 The University of New Orleans Research & Technology Park
New Orleans, LA
2002 Discovery Parks
Vancouver, British Columbia
2001 University of Arizona Science and Technology Park
Tucson, AZ
2000 Rensselaer Technology Park
Troy, NY
1999 Research Triangle Foundation of NC
Research Triangle Park, NC
1998 Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Park
Worcester, MA
1997 Cummings Research Park
Huntsville, AL
1996 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Madison, WI

Outstanding Emerging Science Tech Park

This Award is presented to an emerging park that has been in operation less than five (5) 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.
2007 UMB BioPark
Baltimore, MD

Innovation Award

This Award recognizes innovative ideas and programs that have been implemented by research/science parks. The Award is intended to recognize that innovation leads to results. The recipient of this award will demonstrate leveraging assets to produce outstanding results in areas such as: recruitment and retention of park clients, park growth, exemplary services and success in commercializing technologies. It is our intent, through this award, to demonstrate the best innovative new practices that can lead to continued growth and excellence in our parks.
2007 bwtech@UMBC
Baltimore, MD

Community 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.

2007 Rasesh Thakkar
Senior Managing Director
Tavistock Group
2006 Dr. Eugene P. Trani
President
Virginia Commonwealth University
2005 Dr. Raymond D. Smoot
Chief Operating Officer
Virginia Tech Foundation
2003 Dr. Manuel T. Pacheco
President Emeritus from the University of Arizona and The University of Missouri System
2002 Louisiana Governor M. J. "Mike" Foster, Jr.

Outstanding Research Park 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.

2007 Bruce Wright
University of Arizona Science and Tech Park
2006 Brian Donnelly
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
2005 William M. Dean
!dealliance/Peidmont Triad Research Park
2004 Richard D. Finholt
University of Missouri System-Missouri Research Park
2003 Charles (Chuck) Henderson
(formerly with the University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
2002 Claude McKinney
(formerly with Centennial Campus)
2001 Charles Dilks
(formerly with University City Science Center)
2000 James O. Roberson
(formerly with Research Triangle Foundation of NC)
Research Triangle Park, NC
1999 Wayne McGown
(formerly with University of Wisconsin-Madison Research Park)
1998 Ronald Kysiak
Northwestern University/Evanston Research Park, Inc.
1997 Michael Wacholder
Rensselaer Technology Park
1996 Dr. Mark L. Money
(formerly with Texas A & M University and University of Utah)

2006 Excalibur Award

The Excalibur award was created to recognize an organization or individual who, under adverse conditions, has made a singular and exceptional contribution to the community

Louisiana Business Technology Center
Louisiana State University
South Campus Research Park
Charles D. A'gostino, Executive Director

AURP Vision Award

Honorable Jeff Bingaman
United States Senator
New Mexico

This award is presented to United States Senator Jeff Bingaman for his exemplary efforts in bringing research parks to the forefront of the science and technology discussions at the national, state and local levels. Senator Jeff Bingaman has been a supporter of research parks for many years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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