Ashley Washburn, November 29, 2018
NIC’s Duncan elected president of international research park group
Dan Duncan, executive director of Nebraska Innovation Campus, was recently elected president of the Association of University Research Parks for a two-year term.
AURP is a professional association of university-related research and science parks. Its mission is to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth through university, industry and government partnerships.
Duncan was elected during AURP’s 2018 International Conference, held Oct. 22-26 at the University of Maryland’s Discovery District in College Park, Maryland.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to collaborate with such a strong group of research park leaders as we look to expand global partnerships,” Duncan said.
The relationships developed with other AURP members, especially those with international connections, have potential to help NIC elevate its global presence. As president, Duncan will help promote university research parks and innovation communities throughout the U.S. and the world.
In addition to Duncan, AURP’s executive committee includes leaders from some of the country’s top research campuses or institutions: Research Triangle Park; University of Arizona Tech Park; North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus; Georgia Institute of Technology; Cummings Research Park; and The University Financing Foundation, Atlanta, Georgia.