March 18: Research and Science Parks

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Research Triangle Park, one of the oldest and largest science parks in North America.

Join SWINY on Wednesday, March 18 as we welcome Rick Weddle, President & CEO of the Research Triangle Park, and Luis Sanz, Director General of the International Association of Science Parks, for a discussion on the future role of innovation and science & technology in global development. Learn why research and science parks are instrumental in bridging and building partnerships between academic, government and business organizations to ensure that advancement in technologies that will help solve current challenges reach the marketplace and provide benefits to everyday consumers.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Three Park Avenue (at East 33rd Street), 22nd Floor

Admission is free. Please RSVP to Maria Mantz,, 212 725 0707 x 104.

About Research Triangle Park
One of the oldest and largest science parks in North America, The Research Triangle Park (RTP) is a 7,000 acre development that is home to more than 170 companies employing over 42,000 full-time knowledge workers and an estimated 10,000 contract employees. Located at the core of the Raleigh-Durham-Cary CSA (Combined Statistical Area), RTP is a globally prominent high-technology research and development center that serves as an economic driver for the region.

RTP is home to a broad spectrum of companies — from Fortune 100 multinational research and development operations, to university spin-outs and start-up operations. In addition, a number of U.S. federal agencies have a presence in the Park.

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