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Tampere Technology Centre Hermia of FINLAND

Established in 1986, Tampere Technology Centre Hermia is a dynamic operational environment for both developing high-tech companies and companies producing services for them. Though the size of these companies and their stage of development vary, there is room for all their needs. There are dozens of micro-companies operating in Hermia, as well as R & D centres for global companies. The main field of operation in Hermia is information technology, wireless optical communication, mechanical engineering and automation, and new materials. In Hermia companies are also directly connected to the expertise at Tampere University of Technology and VTT. Refining the latest research and technology for the utilization of new and existing companies is one of the main goals of Tampere Technology Centre Ltd. Technology Centre Ltd promotes the development of both beginning and existing high-tech companies. The company produces different services, operations and cooperation concepts for the utilization of knowledge, expertise and technology in the Tampere region.

Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park reached a Sister Park Co-operation Agreement with Tampere Technology Centre Hermia in May 1998.

Heidelberg Technology Park of GERMANY

Founded in 1985, the Heidelberg Technology Park is a science park and center of Life Sciences. The Park offers about 50.000 sq. meter lab and office space for 50 companies and institutions. Mainly focused on biotechnology, the Park is closely related with the Heidelberg University and to the famous national and international research institutions located here. Heidelberg Technology Park is a Center of a network of information and communication. The park works in close cooperation with the government, national and international institutions, and provides Start-Ups and SMEs in the Life Sciences sector with services of renting office and lab space, financing, management/marketing, and legal affairs.

Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park signed a Sister Park Co-operation Agreement with Heidelberg Technology Park in 2000.

ZIRST Meylan Science Park of FRANCE

Launched in 1971 as part of Grenoble's regional economic development, the "Zone for Innovation and Scientific and Technological Creation" (ZIRST) has become one of the foremost French technology parks, covering about 280 acres with over 275 companies employing 8500 people, mainly in the sectors of new technologies. The ZIRST encourage relations between Research, the University and Industry.

Situated in the Grenoble suburbs, the ZIRST has an enviable geographical position. Its strategic location permits easy communication between major center for technology, industry and finance throughout the Alpine valley (Geneva, Lyon, Turin). The Zirst offers you a range of properties of all sizes, adapted to all requirements to meet the needs for your development strategy: Premises for purchase, premises for rentals, and land for construction. The variety available and the range of prices allow each company to invest and expand according to their strategy, their needs and their potential.

An exceptional local environment at Grenoble: A University numbering 40 000 students 8 500 researchers in 10 public or private national and European research centers. A dense tissue of thriving companies, the vital complement to Grenoble's traditional activities (chemicals, electricity, paper).

Maintain the zone's high quality, non-polluting environment. Preservation of the environment is at the heart of the Zirst's interests since it was first created, and it is not without cause that the "founding fathers" chose a challenging slogan for the first French technology park - "A green zone for gray matter". In 2002, it began to implement the ISO 14001:1996 Environment Management Standard (EMS).

La Trobe University Research and Technology Park of AUSTRALIA

La Trobe R&D Park is destined to become the premier research and development address in Australia for one simple reason - it is totally dedicated to Research and Development.

Since the Park opened in 1990, it has applied the most stringent criteria when considering suitable tenants. The result has been the development of a new center of R&D excellence and a stimulating environment that encourages the development of key technologies, together with manufacturing and engineering research.

Future plans for the Park include Progressive phased development incorporating 'Incubator' units and 'Free-Standing' occupancies-all of which will follow the exceptional design and building standards already established.

San Sebastian Park of SPAIN

A combination of Nature, Technology and Art characterises San Sebastian Technology Park. It is located within a privileged natural setting in the Miramon Park, just five minutes from the centre of San Sebastian, the capital of the province of Gipuzkoa.

San Sebastian is a lively city of 200,000 inhabitants, with a modern infrastructure supporting education, commerce, health, and public services. It is well connected by road and rail to other parts of Spain and Europe, and there are five airports within a radius of 100 kilometers, and two important shipping ports in its immediate surroundings.

Universities, technology and research centers, service companies, and extensive business and industrial activities, all combine to give San Sebastian, and its surroundings, its singular potential for commercial growth and development.

In this context, San Sebastian Technology Park was conceived as both an instrument and as a generator of economic and social development of the area. It offers high quality support and facilities, both on and off the Park, and actively fosters the transfer of technology, the development of added value activities, and the exchange of ideas and knowledge between the business, university, and scientific communities that co-exist in San Sebastian and its surroundings.

San Sebastian Technology Park is designed to incorporate high-technology companies, R&D centres and laboratories, and advanced service companies and institutes. The following areas and sectors are considered to be of prime interest to the development of the Park: Telematics, Advanced Materials, Electronics, Software and Multimedia, Molecular Biology and Medical Technologies, Industrial Automation and Control, Environmental Technologies.

The Park, given the special characteristics of its location, infrastructure and surroundings, offers superb conditions for the establishment of companies from the advanced service sector, such as information technology services, software development, and engineering services.

Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park and San Sebastian Technology Park signed a Sisterpark Co-operation Agreement in December 2001.

Basque Country Network of Technology Parks of SPAIN

In order to foster the step of commercialization, industrialization and internationalization of hi-tech achievements, and to enhance the communication and cooperation between the companies and research centers of the Basque Country and Shanghai, Caohejing Hi-Tech Park and San Sebastian Technology Park agreed to extent the effects of these documents to the Basque Country Network of Technology Parks in March 2005.

Basque Country Network of Technology Parks consists of three technology parks, including San Sebastian Technology Park. The parks enjoy sound environment and advanced science and technologies. Microelectronics, communication, biotechnology, aerospace and environment technology are the leading industries. Same as Caohejing, the Basque Country Network of Technology Parks also has a 20-year history.

Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía of SPAIN (P.T.A)

The Parque Tecnológico de Andalucía (PTA) in Malaga was found in 1988, and was officially opened four years later in 1992. In 1995, an agreement was signed with the International Association of Science Parks (IASP) to set up its world headquarters in PTA.

The Park is a top quality area in which to set up innovative SMEs and large companies that are respectful of the environment and are devoted to manufacturing, advanced services and R&D. It is located in privileged natural surroundings, equipped with top quality infrastructures and advanced services, in which an optimum balance between large multinationals, university institutions and small and innovative enterprises has been reached.

The PTA has been focusing on industries of electronics, telecommunications, environment protection and trade. A large part of the prestige earned by PTA is naturally due to the quality of the companies it houses. The paresence of multinational companies such as Air Liquide, Alctel, Nokia, Siemens, Vodafone provide the Park credentials which are difficult to beat. Bic Euronova (Business Innovation Centre) is the Park’s incubator for new companies, in addition to being a European center for innovative enterprises. In the Park, the University of Malaga closely cooperates with the business world.

Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park signed a Sister Park Co-operation Agreement with PTA in Malaga in June 2004.

22@Barcelona of SPAIN

Launched in 2000, the 22@Barcelona project is to transform 200 hectares of industrial land in the city centre into an innovative economic district, with leading edge infrastructure. It is to offer over three million square meters of modern, flexible, technological business space in the very center of Barcelona, and is to achieve the strategic concentration of knowledge intensive activities. The park's focus of development will be placed on industries of information and communication technologies, media, bioengineering and energy. It aims to become one of the major platforms for innovation and knowledge economy in Europe.

Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park signed a Sister Park Co-operation MoU with 22@Barcelona in October 17 2006 in Shanghai. The 22@Barcelona also signed a specific MoU on the same day with Caohejing Innovation Center for the “Landing Program”.