The AURP Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made research parks a central focus of their career, who has achieved success with a park over a substantial period of time and who has advanced understanding of university research parks. Greg Hyer, Associate Director of the University of Wisconsin Madison Research Park, takes home top Career Achievement honors this year. Hyer has served as Associate Director of University Research Park nearly since its inception. More than any other single individual, he has steered the course of the park over more than 25 years into a widely recognized success. He has managed the development, financing, and leasing of over 740,00 square feet of technology commercialization space. Hyer has developed everything from office space to BSL-3 research labs, including the MGE Innovation Center. He also has led the development for the new 380-acre park that will allow University Research Park to grow and expand into the future.
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