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Technology Parks

Connecting the European Startup Ecosystems

startup-europeStartup Europe has just launched a new website entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems. Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. Continue reading…

World Conference on Science & Technology Parks

The 2009 International Association of Science Parks (IASP) World Conference has been organized, from June 1st to June 4th, 2009, by the Research Triangle Park. The conference’s official theme was “Future Knowledge Ecosystems: The Opportunity for Science and Technology Parks, Places & Partners” Continue reading…

Mega Research Parks Intensify Global Competition

As more nations try to gain an edge in the next generation of knowledge industries, stunning new high-tech meccas are going up from Asia to Europe to Latin America, a building spree that hardly has been slowed by the recession. A latest special report from BusinessWeek magazine tracks science park trends by presenting a number of Mega Research Parks that are under development around the world. Continue reading…

Taiwan High Technology Parks and Industry

A recent paper of Regional Studies “Revisiting the Silicon Island? The Geographically Varied ‘Strategic Coupling’ in the Development of High-technology Parks in Taiwan” explores the dynamics of three technology parks in Taiwan and their role Continue reading…

Characteristics and Trends in Research Parks

Characteristics and Trends in North American Research ParksUniversity Research Parks are emerging as strong sources of entrepreneurship, talent and economic competitiveness according to a new report, “Characteristics and Trends in North American Research Parks: 21st Century Directions”, prepared by Battelle’s Technology Partnership Practice (TPP) in partnership with the Association of University Research Parks (AURP). Continue reading…

Science Parks Assessment

In this paper, Bigliardi et al. attempt to address the very common problem of evaluating the performance of Science and Technology Parks as well as other technology transfer organisations. Their analyses points to the critical role of the specific context (environment) were the park is located and operates Continue reading…

Science Parks Failure

Several recent studies have concluded that science parks tend to fail in attracting and developing high-tech companies and have therefore not fulfilled their expected role as catalysts of regional economic growth.

Based on two in-depth case studies of science parks in Denmark and the UK, this paper introduces Continue reading…

Virtual Tour of Begbroke Science Park

Begbroke Science ParkIn the technology and science parks usually great research work is taking place. The researchers are investing great amount of time exploring the frontier of sciences. It is difficult, though, to present those technology and science parks in a way that the general public can be impressed. Continue reading…

Successful Technology Parks

The participants of the conference share their knowledge and experience from achievement in fostering innovation and enterprise within a Technology Park environment. Continue reading…

IASP, XXII World Conference

The XXII World Conference of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) will take place in Beijing, China from 18-21 September, 2005.
Main theme of the conference is Global Innovation-The Role of Science and Technology Parks and includes four plenary sessions and nine parallel ones. Continue reading…