Encouraging new technology links between industrial and teaching institutions: Aston Science Park

  • K. Foster


The future of the UK manufacturing industries is the concern of many people today and there is a popular belief that the growth in jobs in the UK will come from small firms operating in areas of high technology. In the USA there are many successful science parks but in the UK the science park concept has been much less successful. This paper reviews the US situation and lays down the basis upon which the Aston Science Park has been established.


Small Firm Venture Capital Small Company Science Park Venture Capital Fund 
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© The CADCAM Association 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Foster
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentAston UniversityBirminghamUK

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