The Surrey Research Park is to welcome academic and business visitors from Egypt and Korea as they seek guidance on the development and evolution of a world-class Research Park.

The Electronics Research Institute (ERI) in Cairo, Egypt and Chungnam National University in Korea are sending representatives to meet the founder and CEO, Dr Malcolm Parry as well as key businesses located on the Research Park.

The ERI of Egypt reached out to Malcolm Parry to share his 30 years’ experience and advice for the successful planning, development and management of a Research Park, as the Institute looks to establish its first Technology Park in Egypt. The ERI is a hub for the research community in Egypt with its state-of-the-art cloud-based technologies. The organisation is keen to leverage opportunities of technology and information transfer with internationally renowned Research Parks.

President Professor Oh Deog-Seong, the President of Korea’s Chungnam National University, will also be visiting the Park alongside delegates from four of Korea’s top universities. The Chungnam National University has had a relationship with the Surrey Research Park since 1989 when it invited the Park to be a founder member of the World Technopolis Association (WTA), an international organisation dedicated to connecting the advancement of science and technology to regional development.

Dr Malcolm Parry has worked closely with Chungham National University’s President since the early 1990s and actively contributes to the UNESCO/WTA programme. Dr Parry has also been on a number of UNESCO missions with Professor Oh to lower income countries, supporting the value of local universities in driving economic development.

Dr Malcolm Parry, CEO of Surrey Research Park, comments: “Strengthening relationships and sharing knowledge in this way is fundamental in our ethos of collaboration within the global enterprising environment. We are very proud that we remain an internationally recognised pioneer of research and science parks. We look forward to welcoming our guests and showcasing the ground-breaking, world-leading activities of our tenants.”

Submitted on 26/06/2019