AURP Canada is pleased to present to you the second issue of the Canadian Association of University Research Park’s ‘canada NOW‘ magazine.  This publication represents the collective voice of 27 Canadian research parks located coast to coast. While every park is unique, each is focused on fostering commercialization, innovation, and economic competitiveness in a global economy through collaboration amongst universities, industry and government.

canada NOW‘ both highlights and promotes the development and operation of these research parks. This issue’s contents include:

  • National stories on leading technology developments, companies and intellectual property
  • Q & A’s with leading educational and business professionals
  • Letter from AURP President Carol Stewart positioning the AURP’s collective voice
  • A full directory of each park, their tenants, and more

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We also invite you to take a look at the 2009 inaugural issue of canada NOW.

Background on AURP Canada

The Canadian Association of University Research Parks (AURP Canada), is recognized as the Canadian Chapter of Association of University Research Parks (AURP), a non-profit corporation, with offices in Washington & Tucson, AZ USA.

AURP Canada’s primary membership consists of 27 planned and operating research parks within Canada. A variety of university, governmental, not-for-profit and private organizations interested in the development and operation of technology projects and programs comprise the balance of AURP Canada’s membership. Associate memberships are available to suppliers of goods and services to university research parks.

The Canadian Association of University Research Parks supports and promotes the development of university research and science parks worldwide. AURP provides the resources, tools, networking and industry experience to support research parks around the world. The role of the association is to represent the members and to advocate the position of the organization before administrative tribunals, municipal government, provincial ministries, federal departments and their agencies.

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