HudsonAlpha receives Innovation Award at international research park conference

Amy Sturdivant at the AURP International Conference

Huntsville, Ala. – The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology was honored for its innovation at the Association of University Research Parks (AURP) International Conference on October 25, 2018. Amy Sturdivant, director of business recruitment at HudsonAlpha, accepted the Innovation Award on the Institute’s behalf at the AURP Awards of Excellence Luncheon in Maryland.

“We are fortunate to be located in the heart of innovation in Cummings Research Park and bring some of the world’s top researchers, educators and entrepreneurs together on one collaborative campus,” said Sturdivant. This is an honor for not only HudsonAlpha, but for the city of Huntsville and Cummings Research Park.”

The Innovation Award recognizes a company or institute in a research park that has produced a substantial and meaningful innovation produce or service.

Amy with Erin Koshut, director of Cummings Research Park

“This year’s award winners are stellar, and it was no small task for the awards committee to choose from among the pool of nominees,” said AURP CEO Carol Stewart. “Congratulations to all our AURP Awards of Excellence recipients — each and every organization and person is so very deserving.”

AURP also announced the 2018 newly elected board members, including Erin Koshut, director of Cummings Research Park.

Read the AURP press release for the full list of winners.



About HudsonAlpha: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit institute dedicated to developing and applying scientific advances to health, agriculture, learning, and commercialization. Opened in 2008, HudsonAlpha’s vision is to leverage the synergy between discovery, education, medicine, and economic development in genomic sciences to improve the human condition around the globe. The HudsonAlpha biotechnology campus consists of 152 acres nestled within Cummings Research Park, the nation’s second largest research park. The state-of-the-art facilities co-locate nonprofit scientific researchers About HudsonAlpha: with entrepreneurs and educators. HudsonAlpha has become a national and international leader in genetics and genomics research and biotech education and includes more than 30 diverse biotech companies on campus. To learn more about HudsonAlpha, visit

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