TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will host university research, science and technology park executives in Buffalo, New York, for the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) 2015 International Conference this September. The conference will focus on the role creativity plays in innovation, taking inspiration that the concept of brainstorming originated in Buffalo.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a collaborative, urban campus leveraging its growth and development to have a positive impact on the surrounding communities. BNMC Inc. fosters collaboration amongst its member institutions, partners and the community to address critical issues.
"We believe our model is of great interest to universities since much of what we have accomplished could be replicated in other communities," said Pat Whalen, Chief Operating Officer of the BNMC Inc.
Conference highlights will include tours, networking opportunities and professional development workshops.
The AURP 2015 International Conference will be held September 29-October 2 in Buffalo. For more information, visit http://international.aurp.net.
About AURP: The Association of University Research Parks is a professional association of university related research and science parks. AURP's mission is to foster innovation, commercialization and economic growth through university, industry and government partnerships. For more information, visit AURP's web site at www.aurp.net.
About BNMC Inc.: The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Inc. (BNMC Inc.) is a self-sustaining social enterprise successfully combining innovation, job creation, and urban revitalization. It serves as the umbrella organization of the anchor institutions that make up the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus located within the 120-acre campus bordering Allentown, the Fruit Belt and Downtown. More than 12,000 people currently work on this world-class medical campus each day, a number that will grow to 17,000 by 2017. More than two million square feet of new clinical, research and support space is currently under construction.
The BNMC Inc. fosters conversation and collaboration among its member institutions, its partners and the community to address critical issues impacting them, including entrepreneurship, energy, access and transportation, workforce and procurement, neighborhoods and healthy communities, with the goal of increasing economic development and building a strong community. www.bnmc.org.
SOURCE Association of University Research Parks