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business park

a cluster of firms, mainly high-technology businesses, which are located together on a purpose-built site adjacent to a university, polytechnic or some other centre of research, which facilitates the transfer of basic technology and know-how from research laboratories to commercial applications. The term is also applied more generally to embrace technology parks or technopoles (commonly found in Continental Europe), where emphasis is on attracting established research-based companies and innovation centres which cater for smaller high-technology companies.

In most countries a large proportion of the investment in science-park infrastructure and buildings is provided by the public sector as part of a wider programme to stimulate regional enterprise and promote technological advance. See RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, REGIONAL POLICY, INDUSTRIAL POLICY.

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The 2016 IASP Conference, which is being held in Moscow for the first time, includes 1,500 participants, with over 500 representatives from the leading foreign science parks and areas of innovation from 70 countries.
Science parks - working together - should be able to multiply the effects of targeted interventions to promote knowledge economy growth.
Representatives from M-SParc will also be presenting the latest developments in the park's progress at the UK Science Park Association annual conference in Dublin today.
Bosses at the science park say the move by Bosch underlines its position as one of the leading commercial research centres in the country.
David Hardman joined Birmingham Science Park, the UK's third oldest science park, in 2008.
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Some of the more developed science parks also include advanced services such technology transfer, advice on intellectual property, access to loan and venture capital and specialist marketing advice.
Silicon Border Science Park enables the rebirth of science based manufacturing on the North American Continent.
More than 40 science park incubators were nominated and Liverpool, the UK's fastest growing park, triumphed.
The acquisition price for the majority stake is estimated to be approximately EUR20m but this will be adjusted if there is a change in the net debt position of Tampere Science Parks.
The Cabral-Dahab Science Park Management Paradigm applied to the case of Kista, Sweden.
University towns and cities such as Cambridge and Glasgow boast science parks, a commercial property answer to linking the needs of specialist companies with universities so that a conduit is created between the two to facilitate knowledge transfer.

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