Surrey Research Park
Surrey Technology Centre building
The Surrey Technology Centre
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The Surrey Research Park is a large research park in Guildford, Surrey, UK populated mainly with ICT and Space-centred commercial enterprises and partly by university initiatives. The site is managed and run by the neighbouring University of Surrey on Stag Hill which is the long-term landlord of individual units and which laid out the park for two purposes, firstly, to support start-up enterprises of its own academics and students and secondly to attract international businesses and therefore provide a steady return on its investment. The University's interests in intellectual property rights such as joint ventures and venture capital on the site, principally from discoveries in the form of patents contributes a substantial part of its revenue.
The Park hosts over 140 companies and organisations with offices on the Research Park including:
- AMI Semiconductor
- BOC Gases
- ID Business Solutions
- JD Power
- Lionhead Studios
- Mitsubishi Electric,
- Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
- Technology resourcing.
- The Whiteley Clinic
- Guildford Cathedral
The Park comprises a landscaped area of approximately 70 acres (28 ha) and includes two lakes. It is situated about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) from the A3 between Surrey University's Manor Park campus and student village, and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
The idea was first promoted in 1979 and it was included in Surrey County Council's development plan in 1981. The Research Park was opened by HRH The Duke of Kent and the first tenants arrived in 1985.
By 1989 the Research Park hosted sixty-five companies in business.
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