Surrey Research Park
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 small percentage of 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.
As of 2007 the Park hosts 110 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
The Park comprises a near-flat, landscaped area of approximately 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) at the foot of Stag Hill (also known as the Cathedral Hill) stretching for a small roundabout alongside the A3 road to Royal Surrey County Hospital. Adjoining properties within its self-contained roads network boundary include a school and a large national supermarket.
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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